Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story

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The former campus of M.B. Smiley High School, the school featured in the film - the campus is now the main campus of North Forest High School

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.

The film aired on Lifetime. It starred Jami Gertz, Ernie Hudson, Eugene Clark and Sicily Sewell.

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