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Ahead of the Class (2005)

Drama based on real-life events. Marie Stubbs, a diminutive Glaswegian headmistress who is coming up to retirement age, takes on one last challenge: to improve the fortunes of St George's ... See full summary »

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Marie Stubbs
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Trudy Gower (as N'Deaye Ba)
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Sean Devlin
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Sonia Venning
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Tomas Moreira
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Stuart Stiles
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Tracey O'Leary
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Graham Ranger
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Tony Mackersie
Frances Gold ...
Lusha
Amy Jo Lamb ...
Debbie Campbell
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Jason Foley (as Callum McNab)
Heshima Thompson ...
Rory
Dan Anthony ...
Carmichael
Tina Asihene ...
Marsha
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Drama based on real-life events. Marie Stubbs, a diminutive Glaswegian headmistress who is coming up to retirement age, takes on one last challenge: to improve the fortunes of St George's School in north west London which was facing closure after the notorious murder of its previous headmaster, Philip Lawrence, in 1995 as he was breaking up a fight between his pupils and those from a rival school. Written by Anonymous

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An OK film with good acting but poorly researched!
14 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

As a former student of the school, i found this film extremely biased and untrue. Though to be fair the acting is superb if only to portray an inspirational person which far exceeds the person its based on. The story revolves around St George's school and the hardest years it faced, through exaggeration this story is inspiring but also disrespectful of others, teachers were a pivotal factor to the success of the school but poorly represented in this film. All and all the story is well adapted to the book, which was written by the person the main character is based on, i however think this film should be shelved as fiction based on real life, and not a true story.

Please check out the link and comments for a better preview to what to expect in the film:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0SMpe1r3Ik


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