Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story (2005)

TV Movie   |  Not Rated   |    |  Biography, Drama


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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 »

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Director:

Andy Wolk

Writers:

Andy Wolk, Peter Wolk

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22 November 2006 | minister_real_deal
10
| I watched this movie and I can relate..
Although you can tell that the movie, made for TV, was not a blockbuster, it drives home a very key issue experienced in our society today. I personally have never gone through some of the experiences of the children portrayed in the movie but I'm close to people who have. I felt the sincerity, pain, frustration, agony and the need to survive in every minute watched. You can tell that what actually took place at M. B. Smiley High School was a lot more than what TV could provide. It was definitely enough to get the message across though. I recommend this movie for all students of inner cities. I think it should be a requirement. Excellent and two thumbs up!

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