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A Smile as Big as the Moon (2012)

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A special-education teacher helps his students, trains them & looks for ways to take them to where they are dreaming to go: space camp!

Writers:

Mike Kersjes (book), Joe Layden (book) | 1 more credit »
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Corbett ... Mike Kersjes
Jessy Schram ... Robynn
Logan Huffman ... Scott
Moira Kelly ... Darcy Kersjes
Cynthia Watros ... Dr. Deborah Barnhart
Jimmy Bellinger ... Matt
Abby Corrigan ... Lisa (as Abigale Corrigan)
Tanner Dow Tanner Dow ... Adam
Breezy Eslin ... Stephanie
David Lambert ... Steve
Kesun Loder ... Lewis
Peter ten Brink Peter ten Brink ... Ben
E. Roger Mitchell ... Principal Tom Keller
Keith Flippen ... Dennis
Mike Pniewski ... Big Dan
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Storyline

Immense faith of a special education teacher in the abilities of his students realize a dream that remains a dream for quite a many. Being the first special education team to attend the NASA's prestigious space camp program, Mike and his class reminds us of the remarkable power of the human spirit. Written by Thejus Joseph Jose

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Plot Keywords:

huntsville alabama | alabama | See All (2) »

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A special education teacher, his class, and their inspiring journey through U.S. space camp

Genres:

Family

Certificate:

PG
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Trivia

A true story based on the book, "A Smile as Big as the Moon" by Mike Kersjes and Joe Layden. See more »

Goofs

Even though the story is set in 1988-89 some of the facilities shown at the Alabama Space and Rocket Center - especially the Saturn V center - are all post 2000 constructions. See more »

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Missing the most important part
4 February 2012 | by Sam-953-169285See all my reviews

This movie is missing the most important part; the part that very few writers can understand and therefore the world desperately needs. This movie is missing the good feelings; the support and understanding and the love. If you do not understand that, then you also need to see the part that is missing.

I truly doubt that the real-life teacher motivated by yelling and criticizing as was shown in this movie.

I think this movie does a great disservice to the world by giving the impression that this is the way that great things are accomplished. I hope someday someone will make movies show how love is really done.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pour le sourire d'un enfant See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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