The Tic Code (1998)
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as Tyrone Pike
as Miss Gimpole
as Mrs. Swensrut
as Blond 1
as Indian Man
as Confident Girl
as Engineer 2
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Critic Reviews for The Tic Code
For me, it's just a little too restrained, with too many false notes.
The Tic Code is the summer's surprise gift, a loving and humane film that rises above the season's overhyped blockbusters like a flower poking up through the concrete.
Raising it above the usual clichés are the superb jazz music and a sparkling script by lead actress Polly Draper.
It's got more genuine-seeming feelings and a more accurate take on its particular corner of the world than a colosseum of summer blockbusters.
Starts out self-consciously but gets better as it goes along, winding up as affecting as it is illuminating.
This is the loving accomplishment of The Tic Code, to open a door onto the deepest kind of understanding.
Audience Reviews for The Tic Code
Intelligent, uplifting story. Great acting. Realistic portrayal of Tourettes Syndrome by a very talented young actor. Great music. All around nice movie....good send off for the late Gregory Hines.
Great premise, script, and jazz soundtrack. This is no Disease of the Week movie and the producers do a nice job of avoiding cliche. Marquette's portrayal of a kid with Tourette's syndrome is spot on. Some scenes are overacted a bit.
If it seems to have the ingredients of an after-school special, it's also delightfully unsentimental, yet uplifting, and while spinning its wholly credible tale gives its audience quite a bit of knowledge and understanding about kids, an unusual disease, and the universe of jazz musicians.
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