Forgiven (2005)

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Two men from wildly different stations in life find their paths crossing in unexpected ways in this independent drama written and directed by actor Paul Fitzgerald. Peter Miles (Fitzgerald) is the district attorney in a small Southern town, where he's developed a reputation as a hard-liner against crime, a proudly conservative Christian, and a friend of fellow Republicans. Just as Miles is preparing to announce his candidacy for a Senate seat, a name from his past reappears -- Ronald Bradler (Russell Hornsby). Bradler is an African-American ex-con who was sent to death row on dubious evidence in a case prosecuted by Miles; a last-minute pardon by the governor after a new review of the evidence saved his life, but while Bradler is now a free man, he's still burdened by his past. Bradler finds it all but impossible to get a job or lead a quiet life after he returns to society, but soon Miles gets a taste of the same treatment when some unflattering secrets from his past become public. Forgiven received its world premiere at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.
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NR
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Art House & International , Drama
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Pulled Pictures

Cast

Paul Fitzgerald
as Peter Miles
Russell Hornsby
as Ronald Bradler
Susan Floyd
as Kate Miles
Kate Jennings Grant
as Jamie Doyle
Al Butler
as Raynor Reed
Don Henderson Baker
as Randall Fuller
Doug Chancey
as Praying Man
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Critic Reviews for Forgiven

All Critics (1) | Top Critics (1)

One of a number of American indie pics unveiled at Sundance but destined to go nowhere.

Full Review… | January 27, 2006
Variety
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Audience Reviews for Forgiven

½

The films most egregious fault lies in its crude handling of such vital topics as unjustly convicted death-row prisoners, race relations and the facile trend toward using religion as a political wedge issue.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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