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Biographical film loosely based on real life high school principal Louis Clark s efforts to increase his student s New Jersey Minimum Basic Skills Test scores in order to save the school from being taken over by New Jersey state government.  


The title of the film is a reference to the 1972 Bill Withers song of the same name. It won 1991 NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture – Morgan Freeman, and Outstanding Motion Picture. 

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Michel Hazanavicius

About Michel Hazanavicius

Won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director for his 2011 film The Artist, which starred Jean Dujardin.

Early life

He directed TV commercials before making his first feature, the TV movie La Classe Américaine, in 1993.


His 2008 film OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies earned him a Cesar Award nomination for Best Writing.

Family of Michel Hazanavicius

He had four children with Bérénice Bejo.

Close associates of Michel Hazanavicius

He directed Dustin Hoffman in La Classe Américaine.

Malala Yousafzai

About Malala Yousafzai

Became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient in history for her advocacy for female education in Pakistan. She used her Nobel Peace Prize money to help rebuild 65 schools in Gaza.

Early life

Living in Pakistan s Swat valley, a hotbed of Taliban activity, she began writing a blog about her experiences and her thoughts about being forbidden from going to school.


By October 2012, she became more outspoken in her views; she was shot and seriously wounded in a failed Taliban assassination attempt. She sent her first Tweet from her @Malala account on the day she finished high school.

Family of Malala Yousafzai

Her father Ziauddin Yousafzai was also threatened with death for her actions. She has two younger brothers named Khushal and Atal.

Close associates of Malala Yousafzai

In recognition of her extraordinary bravery the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon declared November 10 as Malala Day.

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt

About Shiloh Jolie-Pitt

Best known as the son of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. He was the first biological child born to the Hollywood stars. He was born female and underwent a gender change in 2020. 

Early life

He was born in Swakopmund, Namibia.


He had an uncredited role in the 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which starred his father.

Family of Shiloh Jolie-Pitt

He is the grandson of Marcheline Bertrand, Academy Award-winner Jon Voight, Jane Etta Pitt and William Alvin Pitt. His siblings are Maddox, Pax, Zahara, and twins Knox and Vivienne. He changed his first name to John.

Close associates of Shiloh Jolie-Pitt

He lent his voice for the movie Kung Fu Panda 3 starring Jack Black and Jackie Chan.

June Foray

About June Foray

Provided the voice of Rocket J. Squirrel in the animated series Rocky and Bullwinkle from 1959 to 1964. She voiced Grandmother Fa in Mulan as well as several other other animated characters throughout her career.

Early life

She became a popular voice actress while doing radio work prior to debuting in film and television.


She won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance in an Animated Program and a Primetime Emmy Governors Award.

Family of June Foray

She married her first husband Bernard Barondess in 1941. She was married to her second husband Hobart Donovan from 1954 until 1976.

Close associates of June Foray

She has appeared on the radio with Bob Hope.