Won't Back Down (2012)

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Two determined mothers (Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis) ­, 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.

Directed by Daniel Barnz.

Released in 2012 by Fox.

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  • character-type: Parent
  • character-type: Daughter
  • character-type: Child
  • character-type: Mother
  • character-type: Teacher
  • character-type: Activist
  • character-type: Student
  • action: Advise
  • action: Cry
  • action: Yell
  • action: Flirt
  • action: Argue
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Drama
  • mood: Inspiring
  • mood: Angry
  • mood: Emotional
  • setting: Assembly Hall
  • setting: City
  • setting: Apartment
  • setting: School
  • theme: Change
  • theme: Education
  • theme: Parenthood
  • theme: Determination
  • theme: Persistance
  • actor: Phil Nardozzi
  • actor: Franklin Ojeda Smith
  • actor: Elisa Perry
  • actor: Bill Nunn
  • actor: Keith Flippen
  • actor: Rebecca Harris
  • actor: Ving Rhames
  • actor: Joe Coyle
  • actor: James Werley
  • actor: Emily Alyn Lind
  • actor: Oscar Isaac
  • actor: Stephen Weigand
  • actor: Viola Davis
  • actor: Sara Lindsey
  • actor: Dionne Audain
  • actor: John W. Iwanonkiw
  • actor: Liza Colón-Zayas
  • actor: Sarab Kamoo
  • actor: Jennifer Massey
  • actor: Teri Clark
  • director: Daniel Barnz
  • producer: Tom Williams
  • producer: Ron Schmidt
  • producer: Mark Johnson
  • cinematographer: Roman Osin
  • composer: Marcelo Zarvos
  • editor: Kristina Boden
  • costume-designer: Luca Mosca
  • production-designer: Rusty Smith
  • role-name: Adams Teacher
  • role-name: Nona Alberts
  • role-name: Yvonne
  • role-name: Michael Raymond
  • role-name: Bethany Mills
  • role-name: Principal Chamudes
  • role-name: Clay Bathgate
  • role-name: Riske's Assistant
  • role-name: Valerie Bathgate
  • role-name: Miss Andrews
  • role-name: Malia
  • role-name: Mr. King
  • role-name: Gretchen Southwick
  • role-name: Principal Holland
  • role-name: Principal Thompson
  • role-name: Rhonda
  • role-name: Mrs. Bennett
  • role-name: Adam's Teacher
  • role-name: Ben
  • screenwriter: Daniel Barnz
  • screenwriter: Brin Hill
  • year: 2012
  • studio: Fox