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A Federal Case (2008)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Family | 11 April 2008 (USA)
A coming of age story of a young teenage couple as they struggle with an unwanted pregnancy and the pressures it brings. Their decisions separately and jointly have severe and dramatic consequences.


Trisha Ray


Brian Stewart (story and screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Amanda Akers Amanda Akers ... Student
Dave Amyx Dave Amyx ... Mayor Anderson
Kayla Baker Kayla Baker ... Courtroom Audience
San Banarje ... Commander
Donald Barnes Donald Barnes ... American in Mexico
Brandon Belknap ... Todd Petrie
Jason Bell Jason Bell ... Sergeant
Catherine Burdett Catherine Burdett ... Alisha
Alexis Burns ... Candy
Sandra Campbell ... Nurse
Joseph Cintron ... Chief Captain
Samantha Cintrón Samantha Cintrón ... Unwed Mom
James Coate James Coate ... Prosecutor
Tom Combs Tom Combs ... Rev. Thomas
Fabrizia Faustinella ... ObGyn


When the mayor's 17 year old daughter gets pregnant, Dr. Jacob is called to abort the child. But, anti-abortionist Reverend Thomas will not allow the murder of this unborn child who has been fathered by his own nephew - and will go to any extent to save the life of this baby, even if the mayor sets it up as a federal case. Written by JR

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Action | Drama | Family


Not Rated


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Release Date:

11 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Mesa, Arizona, USA See more »


Box Office


$100,000 (estimated)
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Hard to Find better film for teenagers.

It would be hard to find a better film for teenagers than Federal Case. It is important to empower teens and allow them to take the steps necessary to grow into responsible adults. When the main character finds herself forced to commit a deed so heinous and vile that it nearly rends her powerless she finds companionship that allows her to escape a dreadful future instead striking out on her own and growing in the process. Federal case has excellent actors and with a bevy of awards under its belt it is easy to see why it is an audience favorite.

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