Succeeding in track and field despite physical and mental disabilities. The Loretta Claiborne story, based on a true story, follows the experience of Loretta and her mother, who fight through countless impediments to help Loretta achieve her dream of participating in track and field. The mother and daughter also receive help from a kind-hearted social worker Janet who urges the two to not stop fighting for Loretta’s dream.
Loretta’s story is just another reminder of how if someone is passionate and determined about something, he or she will nearly always get it done. In the movie, Loretta was able to eventually participate in the Special Olympics and the Boston Marathon.
Director: Lee Grant
Screenwriter: Grace McKeaney
Main Actors: Kimberly Elise, Tina Lifford, Camryn Manheim
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