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The Tic Code (1999)

R | | Drama | 1 June 2000 (Germany)
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
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Indian Man
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Mrs. Swensrut
Blair Swanson ...
Confident Girl (as Blair Ashlee Swanson)
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Tyrone Pike
Carlos McKinney ...
Chester
John B. Williams ...
Sparky
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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, 6 August 2000, Limited Release

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$203,849, 1 October 2000
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Crazy Credits

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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Still gives me the shivers . . . That good.
9 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

Which would you rather: Titanic or The Tic Code? They were both on at the same time, and I chose the latter, a made for premium cable movie, which means it will be available for rental sooner or later. If you like good acting and good jazz, this one's for you. The kid is amazing in his portrayal of a kid (go figure) with Tourette's. It's your typical 'freaks are people too' movie, but that doesn't mean it's not good. It's very well done. It intrigues me that maybe Thelonious Monk had Tourette's too. He's probably my favorite pianist. OK, take out the probably. But I saw that this is listed under the "children's" genre. Not that I'm saying it isn't good for kids, but it's also good for adults. By the way, watch all the way to the end of the credits. It's worth it.


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