Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story

2003

Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story

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In this fact-based cable TV drama, Thora Birch stars as Liz Murray, the daughter of a loving but extremely dysfunctional Bronx family. Weighed down with a coke-addict father and an HIV-infected mother, Liz spends her early years shuttling from squalid apartment to public shelter and back again. At 15, she breaks away from her home life (what there is of it) and takes to the streets. Only after the death of her mother does Liz develop the determination to better her lot in life. Virtually begging her way back into high school, she becomes a superb student, and at 19, with funding from a scholarship and a part-time job with the New York Public Interest Group, "born loser" Liz enters Harvard University. The real Liz Murray co-produced the film and plays a cameo role as a social worker. Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story premiered April 7, 2003, on the Lifetime network.

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  • Jun 24, 2012
    Inspiring story. It's amazing how she overcame so many odds and became successful.
    Erin C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 06, 2009
    a truly awe-inspiring movie... more reviews coming soon!
    d Teh tHe TeA j Super Reviewer
  • Apr 14, 2008
    it's a based on true story and what can I say it is sad and happy and strong it will most likely give you a purpose on what you give as granted!!!
    Sergio E Super Reviewer
  • Jan 19, 2008
    Above average for a Lifetime movie. Leaves a few things very unanswered at the end, but is a good film about overcoming a bad upbringing. Very bleak and acting good. Wouldn't go out of my way to see it, but definitely one of the better TV movies of it's kind.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer

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