Homeless to Harvard - The Liz Murray Story (2003)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Thora Birch Liz Murray
Robert Bockstael David
Patrick Dempsey
Brendan Fraser
Moira Kelly
Kelly Lynch Jean Murray
Marla McLean Lisa
Marguerite McNeil Eva
Ellen Page Young Lisa
Joe Pesci
Jennifer Pisana Young Liz
Michael Riley Peter
Makyla Smith Chris
Aron Tager Pops
Movie Details
Genre Chick Flix; Drama
Director Peter Levin; Alek Keshishian
Producer Michael Mahoney
Writer Ronni Kern
Studio Warner Bros.
Language English
Audience Rating NR (Not Rated)
Running Time 120 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.3
Thora Birch (American Beauty) is Liz Murray: homeless at 15, Harvard undergrad at 19. Based on a true story, the Lifetime movie begins when her mother, Jean (Kelly Lynch), a schizophrenic with a substance abuse problem, is placed in a mental institution. Liz and her sister are left with their father, Peter, who is also a drug addict. When Jean returns two years later, she's clean, but has AIDS (and will soon start drinking again). When Peter falls behind on the rent, they lose their apartment. He moves into a shelter, the rest move in with Jean's abusive father. Liz hits the streets soon afterwards. Once on her own, she gets serious about her studies and her hard work eventually pays off. Homeless to Harvard earned three Emmy nominations, including one for Birch, while Lynch (Drugstore Cowboy) is just as believable as her kindhearted mess of a mother. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 239
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
DVD Empire
Atlantic DVD
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 012569447424
Chapters 23
Release Date 9/7/2004
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned