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Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2007.
1 videodisc (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, 2.0 surround.
Includes English and dubbed French language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English.
Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton, April Lee Hernandez, Mario, Kristin Herrera, Jacklyn Ngan, Sergio Montalvo, Jason Finn, Deance Wyatt, Vanetta Smith, Gabriel Chavarria, Hunter Parrish.
Producers, Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher ; screenplay, Richard LaGravenese ; director, Richard LaGravenese; director of photography, Jim Denault ; editor, David Moritz ; music, Mark Isham, RZA.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Based on the book "The Freedom Writers diary: how a teacher and 150 teens used writing to change themselves and the world around them" by the Freedom Writers and Erin Gruwell.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for violent content, some thematic material and language.
A true story about a teacher in a racially divided school who gives her students what they've always needed, a voice. Erin Gruwell comes to a southern California high school bubbling over with naive optimism, but when she her difficult class the assignment of keeping journals about their own lives, it eventually bonds them together and pushes racial rivalries aside.
Special features: feature-length commentary by director Richard LaGravenese and actor Hilary Swank ; deleted scenes ; featurettes ; theatrical trailer ; photo gallery.
MW, 4-07; 6-07(add)
34650 Paramount Home Entertainment