Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story (2005)

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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 incarcerated parents regain control of their own lives and not expect the same thing to happen as it did to their parents. To the surprise of everyone, the program works, but the administration warns the duo that it will not last unless every senior student is able to pass his or her final exams and graduate with the class. As the end of the school year approaches, Gertz faces a crisis to save everything she believes in or lose it all.


Cast and Crew:


Andy Wolk


Andy Wolk, Peter Wolk


Jami Gertz, Ernie Hudson, Eugene Clark, Sicily Johnson, Stacy Meadows, Trent Cameron, Edwin Hodge, Zak Santiago, Regine Nehy, Michasha Armstrong, James Baker, Ron Carothers, Kaya Coleman, Jorge Vargas, Pamela Crawford, Andrea D’Amours, Skerivet Daramola, Joyce Doolittle, Karen Glave, Stephen Hair, Adrian Holmes, Karen Holness, Shaun Johnston, Joyce Kim, Terry King, Tim Koetting, Jamie Lewis, Terrance Morris, Celine Nyange, Pamela Parker, Alejandro Rae, Klodyne Rodney, Pedro Saenz, Ron Selmour, Tefari Thompson, Lucia Walters, Keith White, Robert ‘Moses’ White, Gerrick Winston, Marilyn Gambrell, Michael-Ann Connor, Nicole Mauffrey, Eduardo Noda, Ryan Perez


Fernando Alessandri, Craig Baumgarten, Stanley M. Brooks, Michael Frislev, Damian Ganczewski, Chad Oakes, Ian R. Smith

Release Info:

Release Date: August 22, 2005 (USA) | Length: 120 min | Genre: Biography, Drama | MPAA Rating: NR


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