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School of Life (2005)

A new teacher squares off against his crusty competitor for a teacher of the year award.

Director:

William Dear

Writer:

Jonathan Kahn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Paymer ... Matt Warner
Ryan Reynolds ... Mr. D
John Astin ... Norman Warner
Andrew Robb Andrew Robb ... Dylan Warner
Kate Vernon ... Elli Warner
Don MacKay ... Principal Bass
Brenda McDonald Brenda McDonald ... Maggie Little
Paul Jarrett ... Dan Parks
Leila Johnson ... Denise Davies
Chris Gauthier ... Vern Cote (as Christopher Gauthier)
Shylo Sharity Shylo Sharity ... Chase
Gordie Giroux Gordie Giroux ... Seth
Asia Lim Asia Lim ... Kylie
Chelsea Florko Chelsea Florko ... Heather
Alexander Pollock Alexander Pollock ... Clyde
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

ABC Family

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

School of Life See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Viewers who recognize actor Ryan Reynolds will realize that, as Dylan is leaving after the grave-side service for his grandfather, he first meets Mr. D who is going to the grave to pay his own respects (at around 07 mins). See more »

Goofs

Mr. D is using a microwave to heat up a Moon Pie. In one shot, his left hand is holding the microwave door open; then we switch to another shot where the door is closed and he presses the following buttons: 1, 5, START. The next shot is a continuation of the first, where we see him holding the microwave door open. Also, depending on which shot you want to use for when the microwave actually started, it runs for either 7 or 9 seconds, not 15. See more »

Quotes

Michael D'Angelo: Mrs. Warner, I'm Michael D'Angelo. I work with...
[1:17:20]
Ellie Warner: ...my husband. Do you have any idea where he is?
Michael D'Angelo: You know, I wouldn't worry about him too much. He's been following me since yesterday afternoon.
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Connections

References The Addams Family (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

My Love Is Freeing
Written and Performed by Sam Roberts
Used by permission of Maple Records
Courtesy of Universal Songs of Polygram International (BMI)
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i love this
2 March 2005 | by noodlepie54See all my reviews

i saw this film by accident a few months ago, honestly only bothered watching it for Ryan Reynolds but now i love it, its so amazing, laugh out loud funny and heart breakingly sad without being mushy. And the kids in it are fantastic, i love the boy who tap dances in the basketball game, he cracks me up.

I would recommend this to any Ryan Reynolds fan, he's an outstanding actor and an incredibly gifted comedian, and so gorgeous looking!!

This film is full of great performances and likable characters and if it doesn't make you tear up just little then you have no soul!(only joking.but really, its sad)


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