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Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003)

TV-14 | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 7 April 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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Robert Bockstael ...
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Jennifer Pisana ...
Young Liz
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Young Lisa
Marla McLean ...
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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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 »

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Liz Murray: I'd give it back, all of it, if I could have my family back.
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Features Jeopardy! (1984) See more »

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Performed by Maren Ord
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A story of true survival
7 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

I laughed and I cried. This movie was so powerful and tells such a wonderful story of survival and determination. The acting was wonderful. A true inspiration. The fact that this is based on a true story makes it even more wonderful.


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