PG | | Drama, Music
Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.
Meryl Streep learned to play the violin, by practicing six hours a day for four weeks.
There's got to be some way we can fight this!
Janet Williams: Fight it for what? I don't have any extra programs I can give them instead.
Roberta Guaspari: Ohhh, I see! After 10 years, after 1400 kids have learned the violin, "this is just an extra program!"
Janet Williams: You know I don't feel ...
When Roberta speaks with Brian in her bedroom, she has curlers in her hair. In the next shot, they are gone.
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