Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story

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Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story is a 2005 TV film which tells the true story of a former parole officer named Marilyn Gambrell, who helped a group of students at M.B. Smiley High School in Houston, Texas, United States. read more
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Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story is a 2005 TV film which tells the true story of a former parole officer named Marilyn Gambrell, who helped a group of students at M.B. Smiley High School in Houston, Texas, United States. The students had either been raped, sexually harassed and/or beaten by their own parents. Marilyn helped the students learn to fight back for one another and for themselves. For this, she created the No More Victims program.

Original Release

08/22/2005

US Release

08/22/2005

Cast

Jami Gertz Marilyn Gambrell
Eugene Clark Reginald Spivey
Ernie Hudson Perry Beasley
Sicily Johnson Lisa Jones
Stacy Meadows Cody
Trent Cameron Jamal
Edwin Hodge Darnell
Zak Santiago Ed Rivera
Regine Nehy Valerie
Michasha Armstrong Frank, Jamal's Stepfather
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Andy Wolk

Writers

Andy Wolk, Peter Wolk

Cast

Jami Gertz Marilyn Gambrell
Eugene Clark Reginald Spivey
Ernie Hudson Perry Beasley
Sicily Johnson Lisa Jones
Stacy Meadows Cody
Trent Cameron Jamal
Edwin Hodge Darnell
Zak Santiago Ed Rivera
Regine Nehy Valerie
Michasha Armstrong Frank, Jamal's Stepfather
James Baker Cop
Ron Carothers Jamal's Father
Kaya Coleman Little Kid
Jorge Vargas Miguel
Pamela Crawford Grandmother
Andrea D'Amours Waitress
Skerivet Daramola Defense Attorney
Joyce Doolittle Judge
Karen Glave Annette Huges
Stephen Hair District Attorney

Producers

Editors

Drake Silliman

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