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Title Freedom Writers [(DVD) videorecording] / Paramount Pictures ; Double Feature Films ; MTV Films ; Jersey Films ; Kernos Filmproduktiosgesellschaft & Company ; produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher ; screenplay by Richard LaGravenese ; directed by Richard LaGravenese.

Edition [Widescreen edition].
Publication Info. Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2007]
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 Naper Blvd. Adult DVD Fiction  F FRE    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 surround.
Language English (Dolby 5.1, Dolby 2.0) and French (Dolby 5.1) dialogue; closed-captioned.
Note Title from container.
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.
Performer 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.
Credits Director of photography, Jim Denault ; editor, David Moritz ; music, Mark Isham, RZA ; costume designer, Cindy Evans ; production designer, Laurence Bennett.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for violent content, some thematic material and language.
Summary Based on 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.
Subject Gruwell, Erin -- Drama.
Urban schools -- California -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Education, Urban -- California -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Teacher-student relationships -- California -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Diaries -- Authorship -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Student publications -- California -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
High school students -- California -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
High school students -- Social conditions -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
High school students -- Attitudes -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author LaGravenese, Richard.
Swank, Hilary.
Dempsey, Patrick, 1966-
Glenn, Scott, 1942-
Staunton, Imelda, 1953-
Hernandez, April Lee.
Mario, 1986-
Gruwell, Erin.
Freedom Writers.
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Double Feature Films (Firm)
MTV Films (Firm)
Jersey Films.
Kernos Filmproduktionsgesellschaft & Company.
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Standard No. 097363465041
Music No. 346504 Paramount Home Entertainment
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