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School of Life (2005)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  19 February 2005 (USA)
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Norman Warner
Andrew Robb ...
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Elli Warner
Don MacKay ...
Principal Bass
Brenda McDonald ...
Maggie Little
Paul Jarrett ...
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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Rated PG for language, brief sensuality and rude humor | See all certifications »

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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

Dylan Warner: Oh, right, Like my dad was gonna climb a fire escape. A guy who got a nosebleed stepping onto the weighing scales...
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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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Hello Hello
Written by Mitchell Allan Scherr
Performed by The YoYo's
Used by permission of EMI April Music Inc.
Courtesy of BMG Music Canada Inc.
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this is an awesome family movie!!!!!!!!
16 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

"The School of Life" Starring Ryan Reynolds, David Paymer, Andrew Robb, Leila Johnson, and Shylo Sharity. A small-town history teacher with a different approach to teaching raises the suspicion of a stuffy biology teacher who's looking to win the "Teacher of the Year" award. Hip teacher Mr. D (Reynolds) doesn't just teach history, he lives it. His passion for the subject catches on with the students in his class, who think they're in for another boring year. Though the kids and the faculty all love Mr. D, biology teacher Matt Warner (Paymer) views the new teacher as another roadblock in his path to take the "Teacher of the Year" prize. The son of wildly popular educator Stormin' Norman, a man who had achieved the feat of winning the top teacher award for 43 years in a row -- Matt Warner is desperate to prove his worth as a teacher by following in his fathers footsteps. When Warner learns a secret about Mr. D that could bring the newly arrived teacher down and place Warner in just the right position to take the Teacher of the Year title, the entire town of Fallbrook learns an important lesson that can't be taught in a textbook. This movie has a good combination of funny dialog, great dramatic acting from the cast and moments that keep you guessing.


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