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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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    We Will Not Wait

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    Principal Thompson: "In our country, one child out of ever four grows up not knowing how to read properly. Let me ask you, does that make you mad?"
    Crowd: "Yes!"
    Principal Thompson: "Good because I want you to be mad. We have 40 spaces for you in our school. So that means 400 of you are going to have to go out there and fight for something better, just like I did 10 years ago. I was a teacher, a parent of two. I was sending my kids to school but they weren't learning anything. Now I don't know everything, but I knew I had to do something to try to fix it and now Rosa Parks is third in the state. But when I first tried to start it, you know what they said to me? 'Hold on, wait, we're addressing the problem. Hold on, wait, they're making changes.' That word wait means they're not going to do anything about it. I said then and I'm saying it now, we will not wait. Are we going to wait while our kids are dropping out of school? Are we going to wait while the school system is failing us? We will not wait."
    Crowd: "We will not wait! We will not wait!"
    Jamie Fitzpatrick: "This is it. This is our school."

    After listening to Principal Thompson fire up the crowd with his dedication to quality schools, Jamie is convinced that this school is the perfect place to send her daughter, Malia. The problem however lies in getting Malia accepted when only 40 spots are available.

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