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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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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

Genres:

Family

Certificate:

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

Goofs

The bus used to transport the team to the pool (the "Gambler" sing-along scene) was a newer 2000's/early 2010's Blue Bird complete with modern features, which ran contrary to the 1980's era Blue Birds that would have existed when the movie made. See more »

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Inspirational and Entertaining!
30 January 2012 | by pudgebrownieSee all my reviews

A Smile as Big as the Moon is truly an inspirational, entertaining and thought provoking movie. If you've ever felt different or not-quite-good-enough, you might relate to the challenges this group of kids endure on a daily basis, and you'll be touched by the leaps and bounds achievable with a big imagination and a big heart. This film has a great cast of young actors that do an incredible job of portraying the successes attainable through teamwork, friendship, dedication and a sense of self worth.

I watched this movie twice in two days, once with my husband and the other time with my daughter. There are a lot of great lessons to be learned and shared. I highly recommend this movie.


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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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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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