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Thicker Than Blood (1998)

TV Movie  -  Drama  -  31 May 1998 (USA)
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Griffin Byrne is the idealistic new history, English and maths teacher in Father Frank Larkin's school in a mainly Latino ghetto neighborhood where most kids, even many of its graduates, ... See full summary »

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Griffin Byrne
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Lee Cortez
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Camilla Lopez
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Kendall
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James
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Tyro
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Señora
Dick Latessa ...
Ciccilone
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Hooker
Brandon Segarra ...
Alberto
Travis Delingua ...
Maximo
Agustin Rodriguez ...
Henry
Floyd Resnick ...
Cop
Lanisha Mora ...
Camilla's kid
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Griffin Byrne is the idealistic new history, English and maths teacher in Father Frank Larkin's school in a mainly Latino ghetto neighborhood where most kids, even many of its graduates, end up in crime and poverty. He takes a particular interest in one of the boys nobody believes will ever come to anything, Lee Cortes, who he finds to be a prodigy in cartoon drawing but who never spoke a word at school, and always wears a Walkman, essentially because of his home situation: his elder brother Tyro, a drug dealer, abuses him and his mother, so he often stays home to mind the smallest siblings. Griffin tries everything to help Lee, despite everyones cynicism, even takes him in his bachelor flat, but finds the whole family situation must be solved, which is probably beyond his power, yet tries tireless, even if he gets nothing but abuse and the results seem to do more hurting then helping... Written by KGF Vissers

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better than the average white-teacher-saves-the-world movie
15 April 2001 | by (Mexico City) – See all my reviews

I am a teacher, and I believe I have seen every film made in this genre: white teacher tries to go out and save the underprivileged urban children. This is the best of the lot. It is unpretentious and doesn't pretend to have all the answers. Without spoiling the ending, I will say that "Hollywood" would never have allowed it. I think it is a worthwhile film.


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