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.
When Jerry Davies opens his subpoena Barbara Hoffman's name is spelled "Barabara". See more »
Will the defendant and her counsel please rise... Mr. Foreman, have you come to a unanimous verdict?
We have your honor.
On the charge of first degree murder of Harry Berge, how do you find the defendant?
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A remarkable number of people were thanked at the conclusion of the film. Under the heading Thanks to: there were 158 individuals named. Then under the heading Special Thanks to: there were 184 organisations, cities, and individuals named. Finally under the heading Very Special Thanks a further 22 individuals were named. These were followed by the logos of 6 corporations. That's 370 "thank you"s. See more »
Written by Jenda , Nicholas Rosenthal, and Tommy Mokas
Performed by Jenda
Courtesy of The Next Ajenda Publishing and Casa Nova Studios Publishing See more »
Having read the book on which film was based, I was initially unsure as to how the film makers would be able to piece this story into a mere hour and an half. After all, it is very difficult to meld all of the details of this intricate story into a concise, yet still intriguing film. In my opinion this film pulled it off brilliantly.
I particularly liked the casting. Thora Birch was great and has really come into her own as an actress. Why she is not a bigger star, baffles me. Keith Carradine was fun to watch, as he has been in so many of the roles he has had in his long career, and Brendan Sexton is certainly a young actor to keep our eye on.
What impressed me most was the fact that this film looks like it was shot in the time period it is portraying. It does not look like some glossy Hollywood piece trying to represent a period in which most of those involved probably barely remember. I did however find the use of heavy color saturation to represent the flash backs difficult to follow at first.
All in all, I really enjoyed this film. It is not your average Hollywood fare and that is just the type of movie I want to see.
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