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Won't Back Down (28-Sep-2012)

Director: Daniel Barnz

Writers: Daniel Barnz; Brin Hill

Keywords: Drama

Two mothers engage in a head-on fight with government bureaucrats to effect change in a local inner-city school.

Inspired in part by real-life events surrounding California's parent trigger law, Won't Back Down chronicles the trials and tribulations of two mothers -- one a car dealer and bartender, the other a teacher -- as they attempt to improve the quality of an area inner city school by defying the ways and means of its principal, government bureaucrats, and a corrupt teachers' union. Funded by conservative telecom billionaire Philip Anschutz and touted by charter-school advocate Michelle Rhee, the film was marked by significant controversy upon its release.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Viola Davis
11-Aug-1965   Nurse Peeler on City of Angels
Ned Eisenberg
13-Jan-1957   Roger Kressler on Law & Order: SVU
Maggie Gyllenhaal
16-Nov-1977   Secretary
Holly Hunter
20-Mar-1958   The Piano
Marianne Jean-Baptiste
26-Apr-1967   Without a Trace
Bill Nunn
20-Oct-1953   Do the Right Thing
Rosie Perez
6-Sep-1964   Do The Right Thing
Lance Reddick
31-Dec-1969   Desmond Mobay on Oz
Ving Rhames
12-May-1959   Marsellus Wallace in Pulp Fiction


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