The Ron Clark Story


The Ron Clark Story

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Helmed by the gifted Randa Haines (Children of a Lesser God, The Doctor), the inspirational drama The Ron Clark Story tells the real-life tale of Clark (Matthew Perry), a teacher from upstate New York who moves to Manhattan and re-instills courage and hope into the lives of many down-and-out students. Via highly innovative teaching strategies and rule sets, and an ongoing, strenuous effort, Clark manages to turn several lives around and raises students' test scores to admirable levels. His star pupils include a young girl forced to both attend school and care for her siblings and a graffiti-prone young man who rechannels his energies into more traditional painting with Clark's encouragement. In the end, even when pneumonia threatens to keep Clark down, he refuses to let it. Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters) and Hannah Hodson co-star; Granada America produced. Max Enscoe and Annie deYoung scripted.


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Audience Reviews for The Ron Clark Story

  • Aug 25, 2010
    This movie is not Dangerous Minds. The script is a failure, and Matthew Perry is miscast. Thumbs down.
    Juli R Super Reviewer
  • Sep 21, 2009
    If I said a TV Movie deserved an Oscar would you belive me? Or how about Perry getting a Best Actor Oscar? Well either way you look at it, this was one of the most light hearted and enjoyable true stories and dramas out there. To say anymore besides, that I enjoyed it, I can not.
    Joseph E Super Reviewer
  • Sep 12, 2009
    Strength, courage, and a determination to make a change.
    Barbara A Super Reviewer
  • Mar 18, 2009
    Didn't know what to expect from this movie. I had heard about it online and it was because I absolutely love,love Matthew Perry and still do. So the result was in this movie Matthew Perry gave the best performance of his life, and which in case I fell in love with this movie. LOVE IT!
    Cassie H Super Reviewer

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