Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story (2005)

TV Movie   |  Not Rated   |    |  Biography, Drama

Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story (2005) Poster

Based on a true story, former parole officer Marilyn Gambrell and a colleague set up a pioneer trial-based program in one of America's toughest high schools to help the children of ... See full summary »

Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast


Andy Wolk


Andy Wolk, Peter Wolk

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

23 August 2005 | edwardbugsch
| Great story!
This is a true story about what education should be like in the United States. It's a story about one teacher who cared enough about the kids to do whatever it took to help these kids get their education and to graduate. This is a story about rising up above the perceived problems and taking charge of your destiny. This is the best movie I've seen in my life! Based upon the real life person Marilyn Gambrell who teaches these children to rise above the problems. She teaches them not only about the subject in school that she is there for, but she also teaches them about respecting each other & themselves. She also gets each one of these kids to graduate! The one kid that was expelled promised to come back next year. Through all of this, she even went up against the faculty when they wanted to ax her program. She went up against them because she believed in the kids that much. She took the worst kids in the district and made them into winners. This true story shows you how anybody can be a winner!


Plot Summary


Biography | Drama

Our Favorite Trailers of the Week

See the trailers we loved this week, including It Chapter Two, "Big Little Lies," Being Frank, and I Am Mother. Presented by Microsoft Surface.

Watch our trailer of trailers

Featured on IMDb

See what movies and TV series IMDb editors are excited about this month and check out our guide to superheroes, horror movies, and more.

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on