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BOSTON (AP) — The story of a Massachusetts man who found success in the corporate world after struggling through the foster care system is the focus of a movie being shown in Boston and hundreds of theaters across the country.

“A Chance in the World” is being screened Wednesday at theaters in Boston and other cities as part of a one-night event marking National Foster Care Month.

The film is based on a memoir of the same name by Steve Pemberton, a New Bedford native who has held executive roles at Boston College, and Walgreens.

The movie traces Pemberton’s escape from an abusive foster family and his search for his biological family. It’s written and directed by Mark Vadik and stars Terrell Ransom Jr., Nicholas Turturro, Tom Sizemore and Cynda Williams.