A woman, America, breaks away from an abusive husband after her teenage daughter runs off with her boyfriend. She then tries to rebuild her life working as a nanny for a New York family.
Mr. Olmos is cast as Mr. Irving.
America made its world premiere at the Cinequest San Jose film festival in March 2011.
- America stars Lymari Nadal, Edward James Olmos' wife.
- America's Lymari Nadal has also appeared in the following productions with Edward James Olmos: "Battlestar Galactica: The Plan", "Battlestar Galactica: The Miniseries", and TV series "American Family" and an episode of "CSI: New York"
- James Callis, Edward James Olmos's costar from "Battlestar Galactica" (Gaius Baltar), also appears in America.
- America co-star Yancey Arias also appeared in "CSI: New York" with Edward James Olmos. He played the brother of Mr. Olmos' character. Mr. Arias also appeared with Olmos in "Walkout", and in "American Family".
- America co-star Rachel Ticotin also appeared in "American Family" with Edward James Olmos. She played his daughter Vangie.
- America co-star Tony Plana has crossed professional paths with Edward James Olmos in the following productions: Zoot Suit, "The Princess and The Barrio Boy", "Robert Altman's Gun", "500 Nations", "The Burning Season", A Million to Juan, and two episodes of "Miami Vice".
- Edward James Olmos is an executive producer of America.
- La Nación Dominicana review (Spanish)
- Primera Hora review (Spanish)
- Elnuevodia.com (Damaris Hernández Mercado) review (Spanish)
- Elnuevodia.com (Juanma Fernández-Paris) review (Spanish)
- Lock It Down TV review
Since I haven't seen America yet, I can't give a review or opinion but I can say that it's a movie I want to see. As someone who's had to find the will and strength to leave an abusive situation and start over with a new life, I usually find films of this nature hit close to home and reaffirm choices made to survive and find happiness.