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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

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Norman Warner
Andrew Robb ...
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Elli Warner
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Principal Bass
Brenda McDonald ...
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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This School Rocks! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

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

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19 February 2005 (USA)  »

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Escola da Vida  »

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Trivia

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: 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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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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No Regrets
Written and Performed by Gob (as GOB)
Courtesy of Nettwerk Productions
Nettwerk Music Publishing / Chrysalis Music
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Surprisely Good Movie
21 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

Caught this show on cable one night while channel surfing. So my wife and I settled down to watch the show. I expected the usual feel-good family drama as the show as on Disney channel. However we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the show. Yes it is feel-good show, but the story was funny and touching at the same time. Ryan Reynold's acting was good although some of his lines made me cringe. Plot was a bit predictable but still this was one show that did not have to use sex, violence or foul language to keep you entertained for an hour and a half. I would recommend to my not yet teenager son to watch when it comes around on TV again. After seeing this show I wished I had a teacher like that during my school days. I can only hope my children would meet such a teacher who can inspire them so much.


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