"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.