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Won't Back Down (2012)

PG
121 min | Drama

Two determined mothers­, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.
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$ 2,603,370
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$ 5,308,553
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Release date
Sep 28, 2012 (United States)

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101 cast members
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Maggie Gyllenhaal
Jamie Fitzpatrick Jamie Fitzpatrick   See fewer
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Viola Davis
Nona Alberts Nona Alberts   See fewer
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Oscar Isaac
Michael Perry Michael Perry   See fewer
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Holly Hunter
Evelyn Riske Evelyn Riske   See fewer
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Rosie Perez
Breena Harper Breena Harper   See fewer
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Emily Alyn Lind
Malia Fitzpatrick Malia Fitzpatrick   See fewer
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Dante Brown
Cody Alberts Cody Alberts   See fewer
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Lance Reddick
Charles Alberts Charles Alberts   See fewer
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Ving Rhames
Principal Thompson Principal Thompson   See fewer
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Bill Nunn
Principal Holland Principal Holland   See fewer
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Ned Eisenberg
Arthur Gould Arthur Gould   See fewer
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Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Olivia Lopez Olivia Lopez   See fewer
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Nancy Bach
Deborah Deborah   See fewer
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Lucia Scarano
District Receptionist (as Lucia Forte) District Receptionist (as Lucia Forte)   See fewer
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Sarab Kamoo
Principal Chamudes Principal Chamudes   See fewer
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Teri Clark
Cody's Teacher (as Teri Clark Linden) Cody's Teacher (as Teri Clark Linden)   See fewer
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Joe Coyle
Clay Bathgate Clay Bathgate   See fewer
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Jennifer Massey
Valerie Bathgate Valerie Bathgate   See fewer
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Reavis Graham
Hank Hart Hank Hart   See fewer
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Anthony Marino
Tyler (as Anthony Marino, Jr.) Tyler (as Anthony Marino, Jr.)   See fewer
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Richard Barlow
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Rebecca Harris
Ms. Southwick Ms. Southwick   See fewer
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Mr. Mannis Mr. Mannis   See fewer
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Patricia Cray
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Sara Lindsey
Thompson's Assistant Thompson's Assistant   See fewer
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Sue Jin Song
Bureaucrat #1 Bureaucrat #1   See fewer
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Ted Russell
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Kurt Yue
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Babysitter Babysitter   See fewer
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Rhonda Rhonda   See fewer
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Adams Parent Adams Parent   See fewer
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Teacher #1 Teacher #1   See fewer
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Teacher #2 Teacher #2   See fewer
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Kyler Norton
Nintendo Kid Nintendo Kid   See fewer
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Jack Walz
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Julius Tennon
Thomas Thomas   See fewer
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Tony Amen
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Adams Teacher (uncredited) Adams Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chad Church
Adams Teacher (uncredited) Adams Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phi Clarke
Adams Teacher (uncredited) Adams Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Adam's Teacher (uncredited) Adam's Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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Adams Teacher (uncredited) Adams Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 5,765 votes