The Ron Clark Story (2006)





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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.
Drama , Television
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Matthew Perry
as Ron Clark
Ernie Hudson
as Principal Turner
Melissa DeSousa
as Marissa Vega
Hannah Hodson
as Shameika
Bren Eastcott
as Badriyah
Candus Churchill
as Doretha Wallace
Patricia Benedict
as Jean Clark
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Critic Reviews for The Ron Clark Story

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Teacher's true story is uplifting but predicable.

Full Review… | December 18, 2010
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for The Ron Clark Story


This movie is not Dangerous Minds. The script is a failure, and Matthew Perry is miscast. Thumbs down.

Juli Ryan
Juli Ryan

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Really expected not to like this, but it turned out to be a pretty good tv movie.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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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 Eastmond
Joseph Eastmond

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