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Based on a true story, Freedom Writers follows the efforts of Erin Gruwell (Hilary Swank), an inexperienced high school teacher who is forced to change her lesson plan when faced with a classroom full of racial intolerance and gang violence.

MPAA Rating PG-13 for violent content, some thematic material and language
Theatrical Release January 4, 2007
Cast Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey
Run Time 123
? Paramount Pictures

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