Two determined mothers with children who are failing in an inner city school in Pittsburgh join forces to take back the school, and turn it into a place of learning. But before they can change the school for the better, they must first battle the parents, the school board, and the teachers union. Because this is for their children, they won't back down from this enormous challenge.
Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)
If you can't beat the system... change it
28 September 2012 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Learning to Fly
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Opening Weekend USA: $2,603,370,
30 September 2012, Wide Release
Gross USA: $5,308,553, 18 November 2012
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Oscar Isaac'a character is very inspired by music, notably Johnny Cash. He would later go on to play a musician in Inside Llewyn Davis. See more
I live and breath this bureaucracy. I share your frustration. I read Kafka to make myself feel better.
References Norma Rae
Hey Hey Hey
Written by Michael Franti
Performed by Michael Franti
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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