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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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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

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Family

Certificate:

PG
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Trivia

The story takes place over approximately a one year period, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and at U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama in 1988 and 1989. See more »

Goofs

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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Enjoyable even though predictable
31 January 2012 | by MaureneSee all my reviews

I've spent a couple of days trying to figure out how I feel about this movie. I think you'll know from the synopsis if this is your *type* of movie. I found it an interesting story even if the characters were all rather generic types and a little flat. The acting was fine and didn't distract from the story. I found the kids believable and the teachers sympathetic.

I wanted the movie to deal in more depth with how the kids were treated at school. As it was written, their treatment was pretty cliché (although it doesn't mean it wasn't accurate). I also wanted more details on special accommodations the kids may have gotten while at camp. And I couldn't help wondering if there wasn't a legal avenue to get special needs children into Space Camp.

Overall, I did like the movie. I appreciate that it didn't push too hard for an emotional response.


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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

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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