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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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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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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Jerry Bruckheimer once held the rights to produce this as a feature film. See more »

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After the Orbiter lands at the end of the mission, the scene inside the simulated cockpit has the sound of jet engines slowing down. The orbiter does not have any jet engines, and doesn't even use rocket engines during landing; it simply glides to its landing. See more »

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A special ed teacher that believes his kids should have the opportunity to reach for the stars.
10 March 2012 | by cindyloreneSee all my reviews

Based on a true story, I loved the movie. While this was a movie and they condensed the story, it was well told. The struggles that these children face every day was addressed. How often they are misunderstood and picked on because they are different. They do have to rise above the stupidity and prejudice. Often they are expected to be the bigger person. Also it did show how having just one person behind you to believe when everyone else is telling your not enough ...Reaching for the stars is possible. Another story of how they are different and not less. Sometimes a movie can be a life lesson and I think this is just that. As a paraprofessional in a junior high, I would recommend showing this to our students in all classes; AP as well as Special Ed.


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