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Freedom Writers (2007)
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MoviesDVD/DRAMA/FREEDOMDue 09-08-15
Published: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2007
Description:  1 videodisc (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 9781415731116, 141573111X,
Language:  English


Based on the book "The Freedom Writers diary: how a teacher and 150 teens used writing to change themselves and the world around them" by the Freedom Writers and Erin Gruwell

Special features: Feature-length commentary by director Richard LaGravenese and actor Hilary Swank; deleted scenes; featurettes; theatrical trailer; photo gallery

Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton, April Lee Hernandez, Mario, Kristin Herrera, Jacklyn Ngan, Sergio Montalvo, Jason Finn, Deance Wyatt, Vanetta Smith, Gabriel Chavarria, Hunter Parrish

A true story about a teacher in a racially divided school who gives her students what they've always needed, a voice. Erin Gruwell comes to a southern California high school bubbling over with naive optimism. She quickly discovers that her unruly classroom is not easily won over by her good intentions. After a few floundering attempts to connect with her students, Gruwell gives them the assignment of keeping journals about their own lives, This assignment is something that the class can bite into with relish. This eventually bonds them together and pushes racial rivalries aside. Draws heavily from the published journals of the real students themselves

MPAA rating: PG-13; for violent content, some thematic material and language

DVD; region 1; widescreen presentation

Closed-captioned; dialogue in English (Dolby 5.1, Dolby 2.0) or French (Dolby 5.1) with optional English subtitles

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Additional Credits:
DeVito, Danny
Shamberg, Michael
Sher, Stacey
LaGravenese, Richard
Swank, Hilary
Dempsey, Patrick, 1966-
Glenn, Scott, 1942-
Staunton, Imelda, 1953-
Hernandez, April Lee
Mario, 1987-
Herrera, Kristin
Ngan, Jacklyn
Montalvo, Sergio
Wyatt, Deance
Smith, Vanetta
Chavarria, Gabriel
Parrish, Hunter, 1987-
Gruwell, Erin
DeVito, Danny.
Shamberg, Michael.
Sher, Stacey.
LaGravenese, Richard.
Freedom Writers
Paramount Pictures Corporation
Double Feature Films
MTV Films (Firm)
Jersey Films
Kernos Filmproduktionsgesellschaft & Company
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)

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