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Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003)

Based on a true story. Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school.

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Liz Murray
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Peter
Robert Bockstael ...
David
Makyla Smith ...
Chris
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Jean Murray
Jennifer Pisana ...
Young Liz
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Pops
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Marla McLean ...
Lisa
Marguerite McNeil ...
Eva
Amber Godfrey ...
Dawn
Seamus Morrison ...
Bobby
John Fulton ...
Old Irish Cop
Rejean Cournoyer ...
Young Irish Cop
Mauralea Austin ...
Miss Wanda
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Based on a true story. Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school.

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When there was nothing to believe in, she believed in herself.

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Biography | Drama

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7 April 2003 (USA)  »

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Abbandonata Dal Destino  »

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Based on the true story of Elizabeth "Liz" Murray. The real Liz appeared in the movie as a social worker and was also a co-producer for the production. See more »

Quotes

Chris: But you are not a freak?
Liz Murray: No.
Chris: O... That's to bad. I am.
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Connections

Referenced in The Murder Pact (2015) See more »

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Performed by Joanna Pacitti
Taken from the album "This Crazy Life"
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So moving it inspired me to write a song!
24 February 2004 | by (Canterbury, England) – See all my reviews

I was really moved by this story, even more so when I realised it was based on a true story! I thought that Thora's acting as Liz was really great and she had me routing for Liz to pull through and make it.

It was really inspiring (so much so that I wrote a song straight after watching it!) and it teaches that you should never give up on yourself. OK, so Liz made it to Harvard and not everyone will be that lucky, but Harvard isn't for everyone and the message is really to set yourself a goal that you think you just might be able to attain and then go for it!

It was a shame that UK television saw fit not to put it on at a reasonable time as it was aired late on Monday night and finished after 1:00am. I really only caught it by chance, but was very glad that I did.


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