|Plot:||A group of inner-city high school students from New York is visiting the campus of Harvard University. One of the students is homeless Liz Murray and, for her, the visit is a defining moment: Liz decides to take a shot at gaining admission there. 'You think they let people like us into Harvard?' a friend later taunts.|
Emmy nominee Thora Birch portrays teenage Liz, homeless but not hopeless as she takes control of her life and overcomes the dead-end start of parents who are loving but poor, addicted to drugs and in deteriorating health. Sleeping in subways, getting food where she can and finding a job to help pay her way, Liz overcomes her late start in high school by finishing a four-year class load in two. yes, they let people like that into Harvard. Liz's example shows all that obstacles are not here to impede us but to be overcome.