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"Won't Back Down" movie quotes follows one mother's mission to reform a failing school in the inner city into one that puts each child's success as the top priority. The drama film, released on September 28, 2012, in the United States, was produced by Daniel Barnz, directed by Mark Johnson and written by Brin Hill and Daniel Barnz using true events as its inspiration.

In "Won't Back Down," mother and bartender Jamie Fitzpatrick (Maggie Gyllenhaal) becomes irate after an incident at her daughter Malia's (Emily Alyn Lind) school in which Malia was punished for what Jamie believes is inappropriate. Jamie digs deeper to discover that her inner city public school is laden with corruption, bureaucracy and little focus on the actual students' success. This is not acceptable for Jamie and she embarks on a mission to change all of that.

Inspired by a speech given by a local charter school principal (Ving Rhames), Jamie sets out to change her daughter's school for the better. It's no easy task however and she'll need a lot of support, the majority of parents and teachers behind her, to make a difference. That's exactly why she recruits teacher and fellow mother Nora Alberts (Viola Davis) and music teacher Michael Perry (Oscar Isaac) to help her along the way.

Like fellow school film "Waiting for Superman," "Won't Back Down" is a thought-provoking film that has polarized some audiences and attracted criticism for its portrayal of the education crisis. If you're not quite into all of that drama, many other great movies are available instead including "End of Watch, "Dredd 3D," "Lawless," "Resident Evil: Retribution, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," "Trouble with the Curve, "The Master," "The Words," and "The Inbetweeners."

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    Nona Alberts: "One great thing happened to me. I got a phone call from Tyler and he called me on the phone number I gave out. Why'd you call me, Tyler?"
    Tyler: "I had a question."
    Nona Alberts: "He had a question about the famous speech I sent home with you last night to discuss with your parents and your grandparents and did you do that?"
    Class: "Yeah"
    Nona Alberts: "Very good, now we're going to get to Tyler's question in a minute. So the speech let us tenderly and kindly cherish the means of what?"
    Class: "Knowledge"
    Nona Alberts: "Knowledge, which is why I sent it home with you in the first place, the means of knowledge. So, you ready for the second part?"
    Class: "Yeah"
    Nona Alberts: "Let us dare to..."
    Class: "Read"
    Nona Alberts: "Let us dare to..."
    Class: "Think"
    Nona Alberts: "Let us dare to..."
    Class: "Speak"
    Nona Alberts: "Let us dare to..."
    Class: "Write"
    Nona Alberts: "Let us dare to read, speak, think and right and Tyler, who wrote that?"
    Tyler: "John Adams"
    Nona Alberts: "John Adams, our country's second president. Tyler's question, his question was 'is that the same Adams the school is named after?' and I told you?"
    Tyler: "Yes"
    Nona Alberts: "Yes and the reason why that is a prefect question is that you dared to think. You dared to read, think, speak and write and who wrote that?"
    Class: "John Adams"
    Nona Alberts: "Our school's name is..."
    Class: "Adams"
    Nona Alberts: "All right"

    As Nona demonstrates with her class full of students, she is not the average teacher at Adams who wants their kids to simply be passed on until they graduate. She wants them to be inspired by the school's namesake John Adams and dare to read, think, speak and write.

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