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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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Peter Levin

Writer:

Ronni Kern
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thora Birch ... Liz Murray
Michael Riley ... Peter
Robert Bockstael Robert Bockstael ... David
Makyla Smith Makyla Smith ... Chris
Kelly Lynch ... Jean Murray
Jennifer Pisana Jennifer Pisana ... Young Liz
Aron Tager ... Pops
Ellen Page ... Young Lisa
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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Country:

USA

Release Date:

7 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Stereo | Dolby Digital

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Color
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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

Features Jeopardy! (1984) See more »

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Perfect
Performed by Maren Ord
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Top notch TV movie
11 November 2015 | by JulesecosseSee all my reviews

Sometimes TV movies out do themselves, this is one such.

A truly inspiring true story, is almost unbelievable. I believe that the protagonist will go on to do great things, I am sure she will make a great mark in society and that we will hear from her again: perhaps the source of a sequel! To come from such a background to excelling so impressively is an inspiration, the sort of movie that could be used as a motivation tool.

The production values and the acting - particularly that of Thora Birch - are very impressive.

I would recommend this movie to all.


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