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Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story (2005)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  22 August 2005 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Marilyn Gambrell
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Perry Beasley
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Reginald Spivey
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Lisa Jones (as Sicily Sewell)
Stacy Meadows ...
Cody (as Stacy Meadows Jr.)
Trent Cameron ...
Jamal
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Darnell
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Ed Rivera
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Valerie
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Frank, Jamal's Stepfather
James Baker ...
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Jamal's Father (as Ronald Carothers)
Kaya Coleman ...
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Jorge Vargas ...
Miguel (as Jorgito Vargas Jr.)
Pamela Crawford ...
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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. Written by Anonymous

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No More Victims  »

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Marilyn Gambrell: They have the power to persevere, and so do you!
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Performed by Christina Aguilera
Written by Christina Aguilera, Rob Hoffman and Heather Holley
Courtesy of RCA
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One Of The Best Movies I've Seen In A Long Time!
30 September 2005 | by (Lafayette, California) – See all my reviews

It was so awesome and inspirational! I enjoyed it so much! I watched it for Jami Gertz because she's such a wonderful actress and was pleasantly surprised to see Jorge Vargas (Auggie from Higher Ground) in it as well. I was also interested in it because it was based on a true story and I've always been such a sucker for true stories. Jamie Gertz was excellent! Jorge Vargas was wonderful! The trust and respect the real Marilyn Gambrell instilled in the kids was sensational. I truly believe the United States would benefit if more programs Like No More Victims were added to the school curriculum. I'm sure there are a lot of kids who seem like they're bad to the bone, and yet, they're hurting as much as anybody. Sadly, no one seems to realize this. Once again, I believe that we could all benefit from a program such as No More Victims. I would definitely recommend it for anyone desiring to watch something inspirational. I would also like to say kudos for such strength and character you see in the movie.


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