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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.

Director:

Peter Levin

Writer:

Ronni Kern
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thora Birch ... Liz Murray
Michael Riley ... Peter
Robert Bockstael ... David
Makyla Smith Makyla Smith ... Chris
Kelly Lynch ... Jean Murray
Jennifer Pisana Jennifer Pisana ... Young Liz
Aron Tager ... Pops
Elliot Page ... Young Lisa (as Ellen Page)
Marla McLean Marla McLean ... Lisa
Marguerite McNeil Marguerite McNeil ... Eva
Amber Godfrey Amber Godfrey ... Dawn
Seamus Morrison ... Bobby
John Fulton John Fulton ... Old Irish Cop
Rejean Cournoyer Rejean Cournoyer ... Young Irish Cop
Mauralea Austin 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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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The reason that Liz Murray left Harvard was so that she could be transferred to another school, which would be less expensive than Harvard (for which she was only receiving $12,000 a year with her scholarship) and also to be closer to her father, who has since died 2006 of AIDS. See more »

Quotes

Chris: I don't want to go to school. I don't belong there and neither do you.
Liz Murray: Yes, I do.
Chris: You think they let people like us in to Harvard?
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Connections

Referenced in The Murder Pact (2015) See more »

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Performed by Maren Ord
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Inspirational...
18 March 2020 | by Thanos_AlfieSee all my reviews

"Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story" is a Biography - Drama movie based on the life of Liz Murray. We follow her from her childhood until the time she becomes homeless at 15, she starts a job and work very hard to finish high school.

I liked this movie very much because it is based on real life story and I found it very inspirational. The direction which was made by Peter Levin was exceptional because I liked the way he presented the difficulties that Liz Murray faced not only with her parents but also her personal difficulties, and had to overcome in order to succeed. The interpretations of Thora Birch's who played as Liz Murray, Michael Riley's who played as Peter Murray and Kelly Lynch who played as Jean Murray were simply amazing. I highly recommend everyone to watch this movie because I am sure that not only you will like it but also that you will find it very motivational and inspirational. It's a life lesson for everyone, just watch it.


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

7 April 2003 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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