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In a Class of His Own (1999)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  17 October 1999 (USA)
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Rich Donato is the high school janitor at an Oregon high school. He is looked up to by the kids who often seek his advice. There is only one problem. He doesn't have a high school diploma. ... See full summary »

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Ricardo 'Rich' Donato
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lee Jay Bamberry ...
Freddy
Lenno Britos ...
Mr. Guiterrez
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Jake Matteson
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Sherry Donato
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Linda Ching
Nathaniel DeVeaux ...
Vincent Lexington
Rich Donato ...
Parent in Auditorium
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Mrs. Matteson
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Lance
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Mrs. Escobar
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Charles 'Charlie' Zaken
Tom McBeath ...
Skip Jordan
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Brandy (as Candice McClure)
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Rich Donato is the high school janitor at an Oregon high school. He is looked up to by the kids who often seek his advice. There is only one problem. He doesn't have a high school diploma. The school board tells him that he must get his GED in 30 days or he will lose his job. He tries taking the test on his own, but fails. His wife rallies the community to help Rich pass the test. Now that Rich has help from teachers and students, there is nothing he can't do. Written by Pat McCurry <laraspal00@aol.com>

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Prince of Mirrors: The Rich Donato Story  »

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Not exactly a "compelling" story.
27 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this as I was going through the dial. I watched about half of it because I was amazed anyone found this story interesting enough to make a movie about. I mean a high school janitor who has to take a test to keep his job as a janitor isn't exactly "ROCKY." I mean there are so many things to make movies about, who could've found this story and said "This is gonna make a terrific picture!" Also, the janitor fails the test! Then he finds out through a phone call that he never needed to take it anyway because he had been there long enough, so he can remain being the janitor! It doesn't exactly give you chills. The writing was nothing to boast about either. Whats next? A man that works at Target stocking shelves has to take a test to keep his job, then fails, but still gets to keep his job because he's been there long enough. WOW!! LET'S MAKE THE MOVIE!!!!!


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