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In Harlem, an illiterate teenager, pregnant for the second time, is invited to enrol in an alternative school in the hope that it will change her life for the better. Award-winning drama based on the novel Push by the author Sapphire.

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1 hour, 40 minutes

Last on

Fri 14 Aug 2015 23:35

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"A hard-hitting film about poverty and hopelessness is turning into a bright prospect for awards glory."  

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Role Contributor
PreciousGabourey Sidibe
Ms RainPaula Patton
Ms WeissMariah Carey
Nurse JohnLenny Kravitz
CornrowsSherri Shepherd
RitaStephanie Andujar
RhondaChyna Layne
JermaineAmina Robinson
JoannXosha Roquemore
ConsueloAngelic Zambrana
Mrs LichtensteinNealla Gordon
DirectorLee Daniels
WriterGeoffrey Fletcher
ProducerLee Daniels
ProducerGary Magness
ProducerSarah Siegel-Magness

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