"Homeless To Harvard: The Liz Murray Story" is a true-story movie based on the inspiring story of Liz Murray. The movie debuted on Lifetime in 2003. According to the New York Times,"Homeless To Harvard" is directed by Peter Levin and written by Ronni Kern. The cast includes Thor Birch, Robert Bockstael and Michael Riley.
"Homeless To Harvard: The Liz Murray Story" synopsis/plot
A teenage girl must grow up fast, after her drug addicted parents can't provide for her and her siblings. When her HIV infected mother dies of AIDS, Liz remembers to use the knowledge that her loving parents gave her about being thankful and pressing forward to help her reach her goal of going to Harvard University.
According to the Movies Based On True Stories Archives, the real Liz Murray made headlines in 2000 when news outlets heard the story of a homeless teen who became a Harvard graduate.
Liz Murray, now a motivational speaker, shared her story with students in the early 2000's about living homeless on the streets of the Bronx and being raised by drug addicted parents.