Fighting The Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story

2005 True Story Drama

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Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story is a 2005 TV film which tells the true story of a former parole officer named Marilyn Gambrell, who helped a group of students at M.B. Smiley High School in Houston, Texas, United States. The students had either been raped, sexually harassed and/or beaten by their own parents. Marilyn helped the students learn to fight back for one another and for themselves. For this, she created the No More Victims program.

Starring: Jami Gertz, Ernie Hudson, Eugene Clark, Sicily Johnson

Director: Andy Wolk 

Writer: Andy Wolk & Peter Wolk

Running Time: 120 min