A new teacher squares off against his crusty competitor for a teacher of the year award.

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Norman Warner
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Elli Warner
Don MacKay ...
Principal Bass
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Maggie Little
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Dan Parks
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Denise Davies
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Vern Cote (as Christopher Gauthier)
Shylo Sharity ...
Chase
Gordie Giroux ...
Seth
Asia Lim ...
Kylie
Chelsea Florko ...
Heather
Alexander Pollock ...
Clyde
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History teacher "Stormin'" Norman Warner is held with great reverence at Fallbrook Middle School, he voted Teacher of the Year by its student body forty-three years in a row. His son, current Biology teacher Matt Warner, does not hold that same reverence by the students, who view him as a stick in the mud. After Norman's passing, Matt, who received a few words of wisdom from his father before he died and who has always felt in his father's shadow, nonetheless feels the burden of keeping the Warner winning streak of Teacher of the Year alive. His task is made all the more difficult of the hiring of Michael D'Angelo, a Fallbrook alumnus, as its new History teacher. Quickly given the catchy moniker "Mr. D" by all at the school, Michael captures the imagination not only of the students but of all the other teachers, that is except Matt, who uses all his energies to discredit Mr. D and his methods. All Matt's efforts fall flat on his face, which places his son, Dylan Warner, a grade 8 ... Written by Huggo

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Life's greatest lessons are taught outside the classroom. See more »

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Rated PG for language, brief sensuality and rude humor | See all certifications »

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The US Copyright Office records (at cocatalog.loc.gov) show a Motion Picture entry with Title "School of life", Registration Number / Date "PA0001334640/2006-06-13", Description "Videodisc (DVD)", Copyright Claimant "School of Life Productions, Inc.", Date of Creation "2004", and Date of Publication "2005-02-19" (the movie's premiere date on ABC Family cable network). The Canadian Copyright Register (Canadian Intellectual Property Office) does not list any motion picture copyright for "School of Life". Thus neither listings supports the 2003 copyright shown on-print in the ending credits at 1:50:28. See more »

Goofs

When the teachers are sitting in front of the students at the beginning of the school year Mr. D has on red shoes. Then the next time you see him in the classroom he has on brown shoes. You can see them when he is sitting in the chair in the center of the circle. See more »

Quotes

Dylan Warner: [about his father, Matt] He was a man on a mission. Obsessed.
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References The Addams Family (1964) See more »

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Jimmie Boucher, Brian Angely, Joe McLaughlin and Scott Speer
Performed by UNTYDE
Courtesy of Tyde-UP Music
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2 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

i saw this film by accident a few months ago, honestly only bothered watching it for Ryan Reynolds but now i love it, its so amazing, laugh out loud funny and heart breakingly sad without being mushy. And the kids in it are fantastic, i love the boy who tap dances in the basketball game, he cracks me up.

I would recommend this to any Ryan Reynolds fan, he's an outstanding actor and an incredibly gifted comedian, and so gorgeous looking!!

This film is full of great performances and likable characters and if it doesn't make you tear up just little then you have no soul!(only joking.but really, its sad)


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