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School of Life (2005)

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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Warner
Andrew Robb ...
Elli Warner
Don MacKay ...
Principal Bass
Brenda McDonald ...
Maggie Little
Dan Parks
Denise Davies
Vern Cote (as Christopher Gauthier)
Shylo Sharity ...
Gordie Giroux ...
Asia Lim ...
Chelsea Florko ...
Alexander Pollock ...


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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This School Rocks! See more »


Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

19 February 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Escola da Vida  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Dylan Warner: We lose a re-bound, we cheer. We lose a shot, we cheer. On the odd chance we score, we cheer!
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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »


Written by Steve Bays (as Bays), Dustin Hawthorne (as Hawthorne), Decaro and Paul Hawley (as Hawley)
Performed by Hot Hot Heat
Used by permission of Hot Hot Heat Music (SOCAN/ASCAP) and SupPop Records
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this film is spectacular
28 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

i thought the film was brilliant some bits were sad and some funny. its fun to watch and i enjoyed it. Ryan Reynolds looks great in it and thats 1 reason why i watched the film but unfortunately he is engaged to Alanis Morissette DAMN IT never mind i can still like him. the film is moving and I'm sure most of you who have seen it would agree family entertainment be sure to watch it. if you have seen the film I'm sure you would agree its spectacular and Ryan Reynolds is fantastic in it as the cool teacher, and he looks absolutely gorgeous. the film is about two teachers who are competing for teacher of the year award, its a mixed film from comedy to sad i enjoyed it very much i have only seen it twice but i might buy the DVD if it comes out on DVD that is. people make sure you watch it will have a great effect on you. and it might effect on what you do. so how much time do you have not a lot

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