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Chalk (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 11 April 2007 (USA)
An improvisational take on the high school experience, told from the educators' point-of-view.

Director:

Mike Akel

Writers:

Chris Mass, Mike Akel
5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Troy Schremmer Troy Schremmer ... Mr. Lowrey
Janelle Schremmer Janelle Schremmer ... Coach Webb
Shannon Haragan Shannon Haragan ... Mrs. Reddell
Chris Mass Chris Mass ... Mr. Stroope
Jeff Guerrero Jeff Guerrero ... Mr. Guerrero
Jerry Jarmon Jerry Jarmon ... Mr. Jarmon
Kaytea Brock Kaytea Brock ... Miss Brock (as Katie Brock)
Dan Eggleston Dan Eggleston ... Mr. Eggleston
Glen Lewis Glen Lewis ... Coach Lewis
Wendy Campbell Wendy Campbell ... Mrs. Campbell
Jacqueline Seaborn Jacqueline Seaborn ... Mrs. Townsend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carlye Bonner Carlye Bonner ... Teacher
Jeffrey Travis Jeffrey Travis ... Math Teacher
Greg Wise Greg Wise ... Carlos Hernandez
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Storyline

Life in the trenches of that most honorable and frustrating profession...teaching. It's the start of a memorable new year at Harrison High. The self-conscious Mr. Stroope is convinced that his time has come - this year he will be furnished with the golden title of "Teacher of the Year," if only his smarter students would stop using words that he can't understand. Peek into Mr. Lowrey's History class and you'll see that he's struggling to even call himself a teacher. Woefully inept due to a complete lack of experience and social skills, he earnestly stutters his way through class. The only interaction his students offer him is when they steal his chalk. Men aren't much interested in the spunky and officious Coach Webb, but "not all P.E. teachers are gay" and she pines for some romantic company. Her once best friend, the newly appointed assistant principal, Mrs. Reddell, doesn't seem to have time for her either, as her new power post is all-consuming; battling egos, enduring teacher ... Written by Anonymous

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Real teaching leaves a mark. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,913, 13 May 2007

Gross USA:

$302,845

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$302,845
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Loved This movie!
27 June 2007 | by tpaul1011See all my reviews

I saw this at the NYC premier, with a group of teachers from my school. We had the opportunity to meet the cast and Morgan Spurlock. I loved the trailer and hoped the movie was as good as it promised. I wasn't disappointed. We saw a lot of ourselves in the movie, which made it quite funny at some times and quite poignant at others. The fact that real teachers and students were in this movie made all that much more realistic. It's a movie that shows what it's like "in the trenches" so to speak. They got it right. The parts we found funny were funny because it happened to us. We were there. The struggles, the friendships, the frustration. The faculty meetings. It was real. It wasn't a feel good, good things always happen kind of movie, but it was great!!


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