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The Tic Code (1999)

 -  Drama  -  1 June 2000 (Germany)
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A 10 year old gifted boy wants to be a jazz pianist much to the chagrin of his more classical oriented piano instructor. With his mother's help, he is an underage regular at a local ... See full summary »

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Miles (as Christopher George Marquette)
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Laura
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Miss Gimpole
Desmond Robertson ...
Todd
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Denny
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Kingston
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Phil
Ismail Bashey ...
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Mrs. Swensrut
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Confident Girl (as Blair Ashlee Swanson)
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Tyrone Pike
Carlos McKinney ...
Chester
John B. Williams ...
Sparky
Richard A. Berk ...
Tiny (as Dick Berk)
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Morris
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A 10 year old gifted boy wants to be a jazz pianist much to the chagrin of his more classical oriented piano instructor. With his mother's help, he is an underage regular at a local nightspot, where he is teamed up with a sax superstar. Both come to learn that each suffers from Tourette's Syndrome (thus the film title). The older man has developed mannerisms to cover up his own fallibilities and resents the boy and his mother's acceptance of the disease. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Every family has something to hide.

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$25,190 (USA) (4 August 2000)

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$203,849 (USA) (29 September 2000)
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At the end of the credits, the following dialogue is heard: Miles: Mom, which would you rather? Flat fingers like Thelonious or flat fingers like Horowitz? Laura: Flat fingers like Miles. Tyrone: Flat, flat, flat. Miles: Mom, which you rather? Pennies facing heads, or pennies facing tails? Laura: Is this a trick question? See more »

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Jazz, love, growing up and Turrett's mix quite well.
8 April 1999 | by (Patagonia, AZ usa) – See all my reviews

Set against a jazz background in New York City, this is one of those wonderful little films that make chasing films in the video store or on cable worth the effort. The principles are all excellent and the supporting cast is superb. And it has it all; humour, pathos, love, drama, even belly laughs. There is a feeling for music, jazz and individuals that is reminiscent of some 80's films out of Canada.


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