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Front of the Class (2008)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 7 December 2008
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Brad Cohen who, despite being challenged by Tourette's Syndrom at a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher.

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Peter Werner

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Thomas Rickman (as Tom Rickman), Brad Cohen (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Wolk ... Brad Cohen (as Jimmy Wolk)
Treat Williams ... Norman Cohen
Dominic Scott Kay ... Young Brad Cohen
Sarah Drew ... Nancy Lazarus
Kathleen York ... Diane
Joe Chrest ... Jim Ovbey
Patricia Heaton ... Ellen Cohen
Johnny Pacar ... Jeff
Charles Henry Wyson ... Young Jeff
Charlie Finn ... Ron
Dianne Butler Dianne Butler ... Hilarie Straka
Helen Ingebritsen ... Susan
Laura Whyte Laura Whyte ... Brenda
Mike Pniewski ... Principal Myer
Michael H. Cole ... Principal Fowler
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Storyline

After being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, Brad Cohen defies all odds to become a gifted teacher. As Cohen grows up, he must face friends and classmates who don't realize that he sometimes cannot control his outbursts and a father who seems unwilling to accept his son's condition. Written by Hallmark Movie Channel

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Drama

Certificate:

PG

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Front of the Class (#58.1) See more »

Filming Locations:

Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The first of the 'Hallmark Hall of Fame' movies to air in HD widescreen. See more »

Quotes

Diane: Your Dad built his business with his own two hands you can't blame him for wanting you to be a part of it.
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Remade as Hichki (2018) See more »

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Superb hard-hitting drama!
20 July 2009 | by carter101-1See all my reviews

I came home from work today, switched on my TV and randomly put a film on, and it happened to be this, and i was instantly drawn to it! this genre of films usually doesn't get me interested but the main actor, was fantastic, the adult version of Brad Cohen was excellent in his role! and you instantly liked him,the film develops well and you get to know the characters quickly and efficiently. I also loved the relationship problem between brad and his dad, just to make you feel even more sympathetic towards brad. There are some sad scenes that can make you upset, but there are superb scenes which have you laughing! i would highly recommend this film! 10/10


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