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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!

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Mike Kersjes (book), Joe Layden (book) | 1 more credit »
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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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A special education teacher, his class, and their inspiring journey through U.S. space camp

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Family

Certificate:

PG
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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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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Jerry Bruckheimer once held the rights to produce this as a feature film. See more »

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The jumpsuits used in the movie, complete with the current Space Camp patch, didn't come around until much later. During the period the movie takes place (1989), the jumpsuits were sky blue, versus the darker blue used, and the Space Camp patch said "US Space Camp" rather than the current "Space Camp". See more »

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good simple inspirational story
23 January 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Mike Kersjes (John Corbett) is the special ed teacher and football coach. Robynn McKinney (Jessy Schram) is his eager new co-teacher. His students run the gamete along the behavioral problem spectrum. He struggles to make the program work and connect with his kids. Kersjes comes up with an idea to shoot for space camp. Camp director Dr. Deborah Barnhart (Cynthia Watros) is initially reluctant.

The story is simple. The acting is anchored by a couple of good actors. Some of the kids seem to be played by real handicapped kids and they deliver some real emotional power. The overall story may not be that dramatic but there is plenty of goodness here especially in the little moments.


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