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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

Writers:

Thomas Rickman (as Tom Rickman), Brad Cohen (book) | 1 more credit »
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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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Adapted from Brad Cohen's book, Front of the Class

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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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PG

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Trivia

The real Brad Cohen appears as an extra in the film during the school orchestra recital as a teacher standing at the back of the hall in a colorful tie 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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Can't Hold On To The Wind
Written by: Scott Nickoley, Jamie Dunlap, and Molly Pasutti
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with a person with tourettes, this movie moved me.
8 December 2008 | by video_game_lover_122See all my reviews

one word to describe it. Wow.

Front of the class is about the true story of a kid with tourettes who's lifelong goal is to become a teacher but has to overcome his obstacles with tourettes. with a dad that never accepted him as a son, kids who don't know anything about the desease and all the things in between but what made this movie great was the determination to not only people with tourettes or a disability but people who dog you by saying your no good for this or you will never amount to anything. the movie has good acting and the determination that goes along with the movie and the cast is top notch. this movie has heart, and with a guy that has tourette syndrome, i could relate and it kept me keeping all hope going and pursue my dreams. defiantly worth a watch if your curious about tourettes, or just a great drama that sucks you in.

10/10. HIGHLY recommended.


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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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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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