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A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story (1989)

The story of Mary Thomas, the mother of basketball star Isiah Thomas, and how she fought to keep her family together and her sons out of trouble despite the surroundings of poverty, drugs, ... See full summary »

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Mary Thomas
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Ruby Thomas
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Michael Thomas
Garland Spencer ...
Isiah Thomas - Middle School
Larry O. Williams Jr. ...
Isiah Thomas - High School
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Brother Ted (as James Sheridan)
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Nero
Shamon Ricks ...
Jojo
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Mary (16 years)
Barbara E. Robertson ...
Cynthia Baker ...
Sister Kevin Anne
Marty Higginbotham ...
Mr. Davis
Ed Grennan ...
Mayor Daley
Moon Hi Hanson ...
Dr. Kim
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The story of Mary Thomas, the mother of basketball star Isiah Thomas, and how she fought to keep her family together and her sons out of trouble despite the surroundings of poverty, drugs, crime and violence of their ghetto neighborhood. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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3 December 1989 (USA)  »

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La historia de Mary Thomas  »

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It's a wonderful (true) life
26 January 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The story of a devoted mother's efforts to keep her children on the straight and narrow, despite the many temptations facing them on the streets of their squalid neighbourhood. Dramatisation of real events, as they say.


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