Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (USA 2003)

Director:

Peter Levin

Writer:

Ronni Kern

 

Executive Producer:

Barnet Bain, Stephen Deutsch,

 

Tom Patricia

Producer:

Michael Mahoney

 

Cast:

 

Thora Birch

Liz Murray

Michael Riley

Peter

Robert Bockstael

David

Makyla Smith

Chris

Kelly Lynch

Jean Murray

Jennifer Pisana

Young Liz

Aron Tager

Pops

Ellen Page

Young Lisa

Marla McLean

Lisa

Marguerite McNeil

Eva

Amber Godfrey

Dawn

Seamus Morrison

Bobby

 

(Complete Cast & Crew)

Homeless to Harvard

Ellen Page Online Movie Rating:

 


Genre:

Drama

Runtime:

104 minutes

Language:

English

Budget:

-

Filming dates:

November - December 2002

Filming locations

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Rating:

Not rated

World premiere:

7th April 2003

Company / Studio:

Barnet Bain Films, Metafilmics, Patriarch Pictures Inc., Lifetime Television, Warner Home Video

Official website:

www.mylifetime.com

IMDb website:

www.imdb.com/title/tt0338109

DVD premiere:

7th September 2004 (USA, Region Code 1, Lifetime)


Plot:

Based on the true story of Liz Murray (Birch), "Homeless to Harvard" tells the moving story of a young woman raised in severe poverty by loving, yet drug-addicted parents. By the age of 15, Liz's life was in a downward spiral -- she was alone and living on the streets. Profoundly affected by her mother's AIDS-related death, Liz is forced to look at her future and make some significant changes. She turns her life around by getting off the streets and going back to high school. After earning her diploma in just two years, Liz wins a New York Times scholarship for needy students, enabling her to attend Harvard University

Awards:

  • Christopher Award - Television & Cable (55th Christopher Awards, 26th February 2004)

Facts:

  • Based on the true story of Elizabeth "Liz" Murray. The real Liz appeared in the movie as a social worker and was also a co-producer for the production
  • The reason that Liz Murray left Harvard was so that she could be transferred to another school, which would be less expensive than Harvard (for which she was only receiving $12,000 a year with her scholarship) and also closer to her father, who is very ill will AIDs

Release Dates:
 

Country

Date

Festival / Event / Location / Comment

USA

7th April 2003

 

USA

7th September 2004

DVD release

France

29th August 2005

 

Hungary

19th April 2006

 

Sweden

24th August 2008

 

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