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Freedom Writers (2007)

PG-13
123 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.
Writers
Richard LaGravenese (screenplay) | Freedom Writers (book "The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them") | Erin Gruwell (book "The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them")
Composers
Mark Isham | Will.i.am (as Will.i.Am)
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Budget
$ 21,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 9,405,582
Gross (USA)
$ 36,605,602
Gross (World)
$ 43,090,741
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Release date
Jan 5, 2007 (United States)

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7.5 / 10 | 59,598 votes