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  • Won't Back Down (2012)
  • PG
    121 min | Drama
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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Director
Writers
Brin Hill (written by) | Daniel Barnz (written by)
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Release date
Sep 28, 2012 (United States)

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Cast

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112 cast members
Name Known for
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Jamie Fitzpatrick Jamie Fitzpatrick   See fewer
Viola Davis
Nona Alberts Nona Alberts   See fewer
Oscar Isaac
Michael Perry Michael Perry   See fewer
Holly Hunter
Evelyn Riske Evelyn Riske   See fewer
Rosie Perez
Breena Harper Breena Harper   See fewer
Emily Alyn Lind
Malia Fitzpatrick Malia Fitzpatrick   See fewer
Dante Brown
Cody Alberts Cody Alberts   See fewer
Lance Reddick
Charles Alberts Charles Alberts   See fewer
Ving Rhames
Principal Thompson Principal Thompson   See fewer
Bill Nunn
Principal Holland Principal Holland   See fewer
Ned Eisenberg
Arthur Gould Arthur Gould   See fewer
Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Olivia Lopez Olivia Lopez   See fewer
Nancy Bach
Deborah Deborah   See fewer
Lucia Scarano
District Receptionist (as Lucia Forte) District Receptionist (as Lucia Forte)   See fewer
Sarab Kamoo
Principal Chamudes Principal Chamudes   See fewer
Teri Clark
Cody's Teacher (as Teri Clark Linden) Cody's Teacher (as Teri Clark Linden)   See fewer
Joe Coyle
Clay Bathgate Clay Bathgate   See fewer
Jennifer Massey
Valerie Bathgate Valerie Bathgate   See fewer
Reavis Graham
Hank Hart Hank Hart   See fewer
Anthony Marino
Tyler (as Anthony Marino, Jr.) Tyler (as Anthony Marino, Jr.)   See fewer
Richard Barlow
Mr. Brandt Mr. Brandt   See fewer
Rebecca Harris
Ms. Southwick Ms. Southwick   See fewer
Kevin Jiggetts
Mr. Mannis Mr. Mannis   See fewer
Patricia Cray
Ms. Schwartz Ms. Schwartz   See fewer
Juan-Pablo Veizaga
Mr. Parrish (as Juan Veza) Mr. Parrish (as Juan Veza)   See fewer
Sara Lindsey
Thompson's Assistant Thompson's Assistant   See fewer
Sue Jin Song
Bureaucrat #1 Bureaucrat #1   See fewer
Ted Russell
Bureaucrat #2 Bureaucrat #2   See fewer
Carmella Gioio
Bureaucrat #3 Bureaucrat #3   See fewer
Kurt Yue
Daddy Drop-Off Daddy Drop-Off   See fewer
Gabrielle McClinton
Babysitter Babysitter   See fewer
Elisa Perry
Rhonda Rhonda   See fewer
Dionne Audain
Adams Parent Adams Parent   See fewer
Becky Meister
Teacher #1 Teacher #1   See fewer
Toni Romano
Teacher #2 Teacher #2   See fewer
Stephen Weigand
Riske's Assistant Riske's Assistant   See fewer
Kyler Norton
Nintendo Kid Nintendo Kid   See fewer
Jack Walz
Boy at Lottery Boy at Lottery   See fewer
Ivanna Eubanks
Girl at Lottery Girl at Lottery   See fewer
Rick Applegate
School Superintendent School Superintendent   See fewer
Julius Tennon
Thomas Thomas   See fewer
Lucia M. Aguirre
School Board Member (uncredited) School Board Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Tony Amen
Union Member (uncredited) Union Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Diedra Arthur-O'Ree
Adams Teacher (uncredited) Adams Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
Timothy Breslin
News Producer (uncredited) News Producer (uncredited)   See fewer
Serina Burkhart
Administrator (uncredited) Administrator (uncredited)   See fewer
Jaira Byrams
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Norman Cardaro
Man at Meeting / Man at Street Fair (uncredited) Man at Meeting / Man at Street Fair (uncredited)   See fewer
Chad Church
Adams Teacher (uncredited) Adams Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
Phi Clarke
Adams Teacher (uncredited) Adams Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
Daniel Clayton
Bar Patron (uncredited) Bar Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
Lou Consolo
Parent at rally (uncredited) Parent at rally (uncredited)   See fewer
Kelli Culbertson
Restaurant Patron (uncredited) Restaurant Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
Jennifer James Davies
Nurse / Parent (uncredited) Nurse / Parent (uncredited)   See fewer
Nina Debiasio
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Bernie DeCosmo
Business Man (uncredited) Business Man (uncredited)   See fewer
Francis C. DeMarco III
Waiter #4 (uncredited) Waiter #4 (uncredited)   See fewer
Giordan Dixon
Student / School Assembly Singer (uncredited) Student / School Assembly Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
Joe Fishel
Parent (uncredited) Parent (uncredited)   See fewer
Jaishon Fisher
Teen Boy (uncredited) Teen Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
Jim Fitzgerald
Parent at Lottery (uncredited) Parent at Lottery (uncredited)   See fewer
Linda Haston
Adams Teacher (uncredited) Adams Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
Lauren Hopkins
Union Member (uncredited) Union Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Antoinette Horick-Meyers
Parentrooper (uncredited) Parentrooper (uncredited)   See fewer
James Howard
Adams Teacher (uncredited) Adams Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
John W. Iwanonkiw
Adams Teacher (uncredited) Adams Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
Dean Jacobs
Teacher's Union Worker (uncredited) Teacher's Union Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
Al Kandrack
Protester (uncredited) Protester (uncredited)   See fewer
William Kania
Teacher / TAP Union Member (uncredited) Teacher / TAP Union Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Jesse Keen
Parent at School Board Meeting (uncredited) Parent at School Board Meeting (uncredited)   See fewer
Mike Kerin
Patron (uncredited) Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
Stefanie Kidd
Parent (uncredited) Parent (uncredited)   See fewer
Clancy Kimble
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Susan Kiskis
Adams Teacher (uncredited) Adams Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
Sharyn Kmieciak
Adams Teacher (uncredited) Adams Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
Meritt Latimore
Parent at the Rally (uncredited) Parent at the Rally (uncredited)   See fewer
Nicci Le Hampton
Amanda Rotzler (uncredited) Amanda Rotzler (uncredited)   See fewer
Wayne Leya
Restaurant Patron (uncredited) Restaurant Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
George Lourimore
Office Worker (uncredited) Office Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
Samantha H. Lucas
Young Student (uncredited) Young Student (uncredited)   See fewer
McKenzie Mack
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Laurie Mann
Parent at Rally (uncredited) Parent at Rally (uncredited)   See fewer
Jojo Marko
Teacher (uncredited) Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
Frank McAleavey
Bar Patron (uncredited) Bar Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
Tiffany Sander McKenzie
Teacher (uncredited) Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
F. Robert McMurray
Teacher / TAP Union Member (uncredited) Teacher / TAP Union Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Doug Michaels
Teachers Union Supporter (uncredited) Teachers Union Supporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Terri Middleton
Upscale Diner / Parent (uncredited) Upscale Diner / Parent (uncredited)   See fewer
David Morse
Adams Teacher (uncredited) Adams Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
Phil Nardozzi
Adams Teacher (uncredited) Adams Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
Jackson Nunn
TAP - Union Member (uncredited) TAP - Union Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Justin Phillips
Crowd Member (uncredited) Crowd Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Laura Polinski
Bar Patron (uncredited) Bar Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
Jeannette Price
Angry Mother (uncredited) Angry Mother (uncredited)   See fewer
Alexander Rhodes
College Guy (uncredited) College Guy (uncredited)   See fewer
Charles Salsgiver
Protester (uncredited) Protester (uncredited)   See fewer
John Seibel
Union Member (uncredited) Union Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Tom Shafer
Adult at Rally (uncredited) Adult at Rally (uncredited)   See fewer
Beth Shiller
Meeting member (uncredited) Meeting member (uncredited)   See fewer
Zoe Simek
Adult at Rally (uncredited) Adult at Rally (uncredited)   See fewer
John Tiech
Traffic Cop (uncredited) Traffic Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
Anthony Townsend
Union Representative (uncredited) Union Representative (uncredited)   See fewer
Christina Trompower
Kiersten's mom (uncredited) Kiersten's mom (uncredited)   See fewer
James Werley
Adams Teacher (uncredited) Adams Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
Stefanie Westerfield-Shea
Trial supporter (uncredited) Trial supporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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