12 certificateFreedom Writers is a Film programme that first aired in 2007 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

Freedom Writers is a 4 star programme

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Freedom Writers (2007)

Directed by
Richard LaGravenese

Hilary Swank stars as Erin Gruwell in Richard LaGravenese's gritty drama, based on a true-life story. Gruwell is a fresh-faced teacher at a tough inner city school in Long Beach, California, armed with lesson plans and reading lists. Finding her students more interested in recent gang shootings than poetry, she refuses to give up on them, teaching instead books and writings that relate to their lives.Imelda Staunton plays Margaret Campbell, her draconian head of department, with Patrick Dempsey as Erin's long suffering husband.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 118 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2007

4/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: Germany/USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Hilary SwankHilary Swank...Erin Gruwell
Image for Patrick DempseyPatrick Dempsey...Scott Casey
Scott Glenn...Steve
Image for Imelda StauntonImelda Staunton...Margaret Campbell
April L. Hernandez...Eva
Kristin Herrera...Gloria
Jacklyn Ngan...Sindy
Sergio Montalvo...Alejandro
Jason Finn...Marcus
Deance Wyatt...Jamal
Vanetta Smith...Brandy
Gabriel Chavarria...Tito
Image for Hunter ParrishHunter Parrish...Ben
Antonio García...Miguel