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Writers (WGA):
Camille Thomasson (written by)
Stacey Bess (book)
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Release Date:
24 April 2011 (USA) See more »
Her students were homeless. Her journey was unforgettable. See more »
A 24-year-old first-time teacher overcomes her initial fears and prejudices and makes a difference in... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Emily VanCamp ... Stacey Bess

Steve Talley ... Greg Bess

Timothy Busfield ... School district's HR representative

Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Johnny Hernandez

Nicki Aycox ... Candy

Kiersten Warren ... Danny's Mom

Treat Williams ... Dr. Warren

Liam McKanna ... Danny

Paola Andino ... Maria

Luis Jose Lopez ... Carlos

Deidrie Henry ... Patricia

Luce Rains ... Joe
Mathew Greer ... Nelson (as Mat Greer)

Savannah McReynolds ... Nichole Bess

Colin Baiocchi ... Brandon Bess

Isabella Acres ... Dana

Jack Nation ... Sam

Willow Shields ... Grace

Leedy Corbin ... Becca
River Shields ... Alex
Brandon Sanderson ... Robert
Michelle Sawunyama ... Angel

Catherine Haun ... Ms. Trumble

Lora Martinez-Cunningham ... Bev (as Lora Cunningham)
Colin Jones ... Sammy Lewis

Judy Herrera ... Dee
Ashleigh Elena Maes ... Stacey Bess - Young (as Ashleigh Maes)
Julia Thudium ... Beautiful Teacher
Corneth D'Oyley ... Dana's Teacher
Emily Choi ... Mai Nguyen

Fran Martone ... Nurse

Autumn Shields ... Annie
Melissa Schroeder ... Terri
Andrew Kolodziejski ... Jack

Jack Justice ... Boy with glasses (as Jack Justice Brown)
Marie Magestro ... Girl Student
Caitlin Ribbans ... Another Girl Student
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gorneth D'Oyley ... Dana's Teacher

Sean Dennis ... Homeless Toddler
Michael E. Stogner ... Homeless Man

Jacob Bertrand ... Boy (uncredited)

Angela Blake ... Homeless mother (uncredited)
Robert Nathan Gleason ... Homeless Guy (uncredited)
Tom B. Gleason ... Homeless Guy (uncredited)

Joshua Rush ... Actor (voice) (uncredited)
Marcus Shultz ... Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Jeff Bleckner 
Writing credits
Camille Thomasson (written by)

Stacey Bess (book "Nobody Don't Love Nobody")

Produced by
Andrew Gottlieb .... producer
Cameron Johann .... co-producer
Shawn McClaren .... co-producer
Shawn McClaren .... coordinating producer
Gerald R. Molen .... executive producer
Brent Shields .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jeff Beal 
Cinematography by
Eric Van Haren Noman 
Film Editing by
Geoffrey Rowland 
Production Design by
John Willett 
Art Direction by
Billy W. Ray  (as Billy Ray)
Set Decoration by
Susan Magestro 
Costume Design by
Karyn Wagner 
Makeup Department
Patricia Greer .... additional makeup artist
Jennifer McDaniel .... makeup department head
JoAnn Stafford-Chaney .... key hair stylist
Danlee Winegar .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Lester Berman .... production manager
Pam Fitzgerald .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anne Berger .... first assistant director
Benjamin Scissors .... second assistant director (as Ben Scissors)
Art Department
Derek Bensonhaver .... set dresser
Noah Bradley .... construction coordinator
Paula Dal Santo .... set designer
Jason Davis .... property master
Brian DeNike .... construction buyer
Darren Gibson .... construction gangboss
Amy Giedraitis .... assistant property master
Johnny Gooch .... art department coordinator
Andrea Hambuchen .... draper
Paul Judges .... greens
JoAnna Maes-Corlew .... graphic designer
William Maloney .... key scenic artist
Leigh Anne Montaño .... set decorations buyer
Amelia Salas .... set dresser
Leonard Sanchez .... utility tech
Tek J. Smith .... scenic artist: set
Juan Souter .... leadman
Sound Department
Jason Patrick Collins .... utility sound technician
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Stephen Grubbs .... supervising sound editor
Rodney Gurule .... production sound mixer
Devon Heffley Curry .... adr supervisor
Terry O'Bright .... sound re-recording mixer
Keith Rogers .... sound re-recording mixer
Randal S. Thomas .... dialogue editor
Miles J.D. Vedder .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Daniel Holt .... special effects coordinator
Mike Prawitz .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Robert D. Bailey .... visual effects producer
Tavia Charlton .... visual effects coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark 'Boylee' Boyle .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Christopher Flurry .... second assistant "a" camera
Tammy Fouts .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Mercedes Heinila .... still photographer
David R. Kohn .... gaffer
Aaron Lieber .... digital imaging technician
Sean McClellan .... lighting technician
Philip C. Pfeiffer .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Phil Pfeiffer)
Val Schubert .... best boy grip
Let Them Shine .... best boy grip
Charles M. Smallwood .... key grip
Casting Department
Julie Barbarito .... extras casting assistant
Jo Edna Boldin .... casting: New Mexico
Hope Alexandria Harris .... extras casting assistant
Marie A. Kohl .... casting associate
Molly Lopata .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brandy Marrs .... costume assistant
Daniela Moore .... costume supervisor
Aura Sperling Pierce .... seamstress
Allyson Traub .... set costumer
Stuart Gordon Tribble .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Sue Gates .... colorist
Barry Goch .... on-line editor
Steve Sahagun .... first assistant editor
Music Department
David Low .... orchestra contractor
Mark McKenzie .... composer: title music
Craig Pettigrew .... music editor
Andrea von Foerster .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Manny Demello .... transportation captain
Doraifay Estrada .... transportation dispatcher
Sherman Jackson .... driver
Jade Peterson .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Andrew P. Aguilar .... set production assistant
Lynn Ambrosino .... production assistant
Derek M. Chavez .... production assistant
Nathan E. Davis .... additional set production assistant
Janie Elliott .... assistant production office coordinator
Sean Fonseca .... production assistant
Ami Francis .... production accountant
Christy Harrington .... production assistant (as Christina Harrington)
Deborah Houtsma .... production controller
Jean E. Jacobson .... payroll accountant
Brandon Scott Jensen .... location assistant
A.G. Johnson-Wagner .... first assistant accountant (as Andrew Grey Johnson)
Kelly Lankton .... production assistant
Sarah Minnich .... stand-in
Anthony Pelot .... production assistant
Paul B. Roberts .... location manager
Chance Romero .... production coordinator
Jan Rudolph .... script supervisor
G.Q. Sanchez .... safety advisor
Hannah Staiger .... assistant craft services
Erik Torrez .... location scout
Déborah Wakshull .... location scout
Brian Austin Wenrich .... travel coordinator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hallmark Hall of Fame: Beyond the Blackboard (#60.3)" - USA (anthology series)
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USA:95 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

The movie presented a "Everwood" reunion with Treat Williams and Emily VanCamp acting side by side for the first time since the shows's ending in 2006.See more »
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Because of a power failure while out of town, we missed the scheduled recording of this show. Does anybody know if it will be rerun on CBS or be availlable on as many other shows are? Not surprised at the excellant reviews-would just like an opportunity to view it myself. email to Thanks!
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21 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Great Hallmark Movie!, 25 April 2011
Author: willeagle23 from Ohio, United States

My wife asked me to watch this movie with her last night and I'm glad she did. This was a very well done movie. All the actors did a great job especially Emily VanCamp as Stacey Bess. The child actors they got for this movie also did a very good job. I became very interested in the children and what their story was. And to probably be expected some were pretty sad. It was interesting to find out what happens to them during the movie. And as in all Hallmark movies there are some moments that tug at your heartstrings! And moments where you get a smile on your face. This was a story that I wasn't aware of so you could learn something from this movie as well as just get some enjoyment from it. A good choice for the family to watch.

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