Freedom Writers / Paramount Pictures ; Double Feature Films ; MTV Films ; Jersey Films ; Kernos Filmproduktiosgesellschaft & Company ; produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher ; screenplay by Richard LaGravenese ; directed by Richard LaGravenese

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Subjects: Urban schools--California--Drama
Teacher-student relationships--California--Drama
Diaries--Authorship--Drama
Student publications--California--Drama
High school students--California--Drama
High school students--Social conditions--Drama
High school students--Attitudes--Drama
Education, Urban--California--Drama
Feature films--United States
Melodrama
Films for the hearing impaired
Gruwell, Erin--Drama
Formats: Video Recording, DVD
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: English, Summary is in Danish, Summary is in Dutch, Summary is in English, Summary is in Finnish, Summary is in Norwegian, Summary is in Swedish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish, Dutch
Audience: Adult, NZ rating: M - Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over. Note: Contains violence and offensive language
Edition: Anamorphic widescreen version
Published: [Australia] : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2007
LC Classification: H, HQ
Physical Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternate Titles: The Freedom Writers diary : how a teacher and 150 teens used writing to change themselves and the world around them
Additional Authors: LaGravenese, Richard
DeVito, Danny
Shamberg, Michael
Sher, Stacey
Isham, Mark
Swank, Hilary
Dempsey, Patrick, 1966-
Glenn, Scott, 1942-
Staunton, Imelda, 1953-
Gruwell, Erin
Freedom Writers
Paramount Pictures Corporation
Double Feature Films
MTV Films (Firm)
Jersey Films
Kernos Filmproduktionsgesellschaft & Company
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Notes: Videorecording number: DVD 6427Paramount Home Entertainment
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
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006
Special features: Feature-length commentary by director Richard LaGravenese and actor Hilary Swank; deleted scenes; featurettes; theatrical trailer; photo gallery
Credits: Director of photography, Jim Denault ; editor, David Moritz ; music, Mark Isham ; costume designer, Cindy Evans ; production designer, Laurence Bennett
Cast: 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
NZ rating: M - Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over. Note: Contains violence and offensive language
Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; Dolby digital surround ; Region 4 ; PAL
Closed-captioned in English. Commentary track in English (Dolby 5.1 surround) with subtitles in English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, or Swedish
Summary: A story of inner-city kids raised on drive-by shootings and hard-core attitude-and the teacher who gives them the one thing they need most: a voice of their own. Dropped into the free-zone of a school torn by violence and racial tension, teacher Erin Gruwell battls an uncaring system in a fight to make the classroom matter in her students' lives. Now, telling their own stories, and hearing the stories of others, a group supposedly "unteachable" teens will discover the power of tolerance, reclaim their shattered lives and change their world
OCLC Number: 182562649
ISBN/ISSN: DVD 6427