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Strive (2019)

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A teenager from the projects in Harlem aims to get into Yale, but must push against the world holding her back.

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Robert Rippberger
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Cast

Credited cast:
Danny Glover ... Mr. Rose
Michelle Joyner ... Extra
Tony D. Head ... Mr. Stokes
Nicole Ehinger ... Bethany
Francesca Ruscio ... Private School Girl
Scarlett Sperduto ... Katie
Leopold Manswell ... Val
Alexandra Rosario ... Carmen
Ricky Flowers Jr. ... Jacob
Joi Starr ... Kalani
Brandon McKinnie ... Maleek
Shaylin Becton ... Bebe
Chelsea Lee Williams ... Grace
Norman Outlaw ... Homeless man
Chris Chiari Chris Chiari ... Extra
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Kalani (Joi Campbell), is a teenager living in Harlem with her older brother Jacob, and her younger sister, Bebe, while her mother struggles to make ends meet. Her college counselor Mr. Rose (Danny Glover) sees great promise in her educational future. As Kalani's siblings get caught in a myriad of hardships, Kalani teeters on the brink of ruin as she struggles to keep both her family and her dream intact. Strive reminds us that hard work, optimism, and perseverance, in the face of overwhelming adversity, is the essence of what it is to be American. Written by zaba

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Harlem, New York, USA

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16:9 HD
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