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Beyond the Blackboard (2011)

A 24-year-old first-time teacher overcomes her initial fears and prejudices and makes a difference in the lives of the homeless children she teaches in a shelter's makeshift classroom.

Director:

Jeff Bleckner

Writers:

Camille Thomasson, Stacey Bess (book)
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1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Liam McKanna ... Danny
Paola Andino ... Maria
Luis Jose Lopez ... Carlos
Deidrie Henry ... Patricia
Luce Rains ... Joe
Mathew Greer Mathew Greer ... Nelson Parker (as Mat Greer)
Savannah McReynolds ... Nicole Bess
Colin Baiocchi ... Brandon Bess
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Storyline

A 24-year-old first-time teacher overcomes her initial fears and prejudices and makes a difference in the lives of the homeless children she teaches in a shelter's makeshift classroom.

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Based on a true story of an extraordinary teacher. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Beyond the Blackboard (#60.3) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In an epilogue to the original broadcast, Emily VanCamp introduced the real Stacey Bess, who spoke on behalf of education for the homeless. See more »

Connections

Features The New Tic Tac Dough (1978) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Great Hallmark Movie!
25 April 2011 | by willeagle23See all my reviews

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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