Two determined mothers with children who are failing in an inner city school in Pittsburgh join forces to take back the school, and turn it into a place of learning. But before they can change the school for the better, they must first battle the parents, the school board, and the teachers union. Because this is for their children, they won't back down from this enormous challenge.
Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)
If you can't beat the system... change it
28 September 2012 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Learning to Fly
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Opening Weekend USA: $2,603,370,
30 September 2012
Gross USA: $5,310,554
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $5,378,228
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Oscar Isaac'a character is very inspired by music, notably Johnny Cash. He would later go on to play a musician in Inside Llewyn Davis. See more
I've just never been able to talk smart people into doing things before.
References The Stepford Wives
Spotlight (New Regrets)
Written and Performed by Patrick Stump
Courtesy of Island Def Jam Music Group
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises See more