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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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Andrew Robb ...
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Principal Bass
Brenda McDonald ...
Maggie Little
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Dan Parks
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Vern Cote (as Christopher Gauthier)
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Gordie Giroux ...
Seth
Asia Lim ...
Kylie
Chelsea Florko ...
Heather
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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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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

Michael D'Angelo: Eleanor Roosevelt. She once said, "Do one thing every day that scares you."
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Connections

References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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Shine
Jimmie Boucher, Brian Angely, Joe McLaughlin and Scott Speer
Performed by UNTYDE
Courtesy of Tyde-UP Music
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AMAZING movie
6 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

Wow! I watch a lot of movies and generally I choose movies based on the actors...Ryan Reynolds is an amazing actor and although I had not previously seen advertising for this movie, when I spotted it at the video store I went with it. What a great choice, not what I expected...so much better than that! I would recommend this movie to anyone as it offers such insight into LIFE all the while laughing your @#$ off! Can't say anything other than truly AMAZING movie and not only did Ryan Reynolds make it worth watching but the entire cast was excellent right down to the characters who only had a few lines. My honest suggestion would be to make this your next rental, you won't be disappointed that you did!


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