Front of the Class is a 2008 American biographical drama film directed by Peter Werner and starring James Wolk, Adriana Lima, and Josh Charles. The film is based on the 2005 memoir Front of the Class: How One Man Changed the Face of Education by Brad Cohen, a real-life teacher with Tourette syndrome. The film follows Cohen's journey from his childhood, when he was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome, to his early years as a teacher, when he struggled to overcome his disability and connect with his students. Cohen eventually found success as a teacher, and he is now considered one of the most influential educators in the country. Front of the Class received positive reviews from critics, who praised Wolk's performance and the film's inspiring story. The film was a box office success, grossing over $10 million against a production budget of $5 million.

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Front of the Class (2008)

PG

1h 35m

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Front of the Class is a 2008 American biographical drama film directed by Peter Werner and starring James Wolk, Adriana Lima, and Josh Charles. The film is based on the 2005 memoir Front of the Class: How One Man Changed the Face of Education by Brad Cohen, a real-life teacher with Tourette syndrome. The film follows Cohen's journey from his childhood, when he was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome, to his early years as a teacher, when he struggled to overcome his disability and connect with his students. Cohen eventually found success as a teacher, and he is now considered one of the most influential educators in the country. Front of the Class received positive reviews from critics, who praised Wolk's performance and the film's inspiring story. The film was a box office success, grossing over $10 million against a production budget of $5 million.

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Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions
Cast
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James Wolk

Brad Cohen (as Jimmy Wolk)
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Treat Williams

Norman Cohen
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Dominic Scott Kay

Young Brad Cohen
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Sarah Drew

Nancy Lazarus
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Kathleen York

Diane
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Joe Chrest

Jim Ovbey
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Patricia Heaton

Ellen Cohen
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Johnny Pacar

Jeff
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Charles Henry Wyson

Young Jeff
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Charlie Finn

Ron
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Dianne Butler

Hilarie Straka
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Helen Ingebritsen

Susan
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Laura Whyte

Brenda
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Mike Pniewski

Principal Myer
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Michael H. Cole

Principal Fowler
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Katherine Shepler

Heather
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Bryce Wilkins

Gaylon
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Zack Miller

Thomas
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Anna Rappaport

Amanda
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Nicholas Stargel

Eli
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Connor Hill

Henry
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Karen Beyer

Mrs. Wilkins
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Sandra Ellis Lafferty

Recruiter (as Sandra Lafferty)
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Lori Beth Sikes

Deborah (as Lori Beth Edgeman)
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Ric Reitz

Amanda's Father
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Matt Borel

Test Administrator
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Chan Ta Rivers

Maxine (as Chanta Rivers)
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Jenny Shakeshaft

Lisa (as Jennifer Sipes)
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Jill Jacobson

Aged Aunt
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Ransom Ashley

Student
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Breanna Brooks

Molly / Birthday girl
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NyaSimone Caldwell

Molly / Brad's Class
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Brooke Coleman

Teacher
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Silas Cooper

Golfer
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Tommy Cresswell

Mr. Stivers
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Ella Davidson

Administrator
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Tavaris James Durell

Construction Worker
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Ted Ferguson

Substitute School Teacher
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Juanita Harrison

Banquet Attendee
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Avery Kelley

Cameron
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Tyler Krieg

Tourette's Son #38
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Jayden Mankins

Tatum
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Desiree Page

Student
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Terry Dale Parks

Golfer (as Terry Parks)
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James Paul

Picnic Patron
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Jeannie Perrin

Teacher
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Shelby Purchner

Grammar Student
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Andy Stahl

first Principal
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Marchello Stewart

Actor College Students
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Jeffrey Stirl

Bar Patron
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Lanie Taylor

Simone
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David Lee Valle

Bar Patron
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Jake Austin Walker

Young Brad's Bully
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Scott Yarnell

Teacher
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Mark Adam

Mike - Golfer (uncredited)
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Ryan Akin

Bully #1 (uncredited)
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Angie Bolling

Second Principal (uncredited)
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Bruce Bryant

Annoyed Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Michael Byrnes

Heather's Father (uncredited)
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Renee Caldwell

Teacher (uncredited)
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Cole Cordell

Bully #3 (uncredited)
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Kip Cummings

Party Attendant (uncredited)
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Jon Dainty

Construction Worker (uncredited)
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Chamblee Ferguson

First Principal (uncredited)
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Kerrigan Hightower

Kerri (uncredited)
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Russell Hightower

Russ (uncredited)
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Derek Wayne Johnson

Tourette's Group Leader (uncredited)
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Patrick Kirton

Fourth Golfer (uncredited)
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Ryne Little

Fox (uncredited)
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Mike Martindale

Math Teacher (uncredited)
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Jonathon McClendon

Bully #2 (uncredited)
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Lee Ann McDade

2nd Grade Teacher (uncredited)
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Chase McDaniel

Bully (uncredited)
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James B. McDaniel

Tourette's Group Redhead (uncredited)
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Eric Kelly McFarland

Teacher (uncredited)
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Molly Moroney

Tourette's Mother (uncredited)
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Cameron Ten Napel

Caroline (uncredited)
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Halley Rachal

Award Ceremony Attendant (uncredited)
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Summer Selby

Third Principal (uncredited)
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Ron Clinton Smith

Patrolman (uncredited)
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Molly Jane Sullivan

Molly (uncredited)
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Wendy Talley

Customer (uncredited)
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Clayton S. Taylor

Awards Banquet Attendee (uncredited)
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Sarah J. Thompson

Park Goer (uncredited)
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Philip Tracy

Second Golfer (uncredited)
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Rorie Vogel

Student (uncredited)
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Thomas Wallace

School Administrator (uncredited)
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Steven E. Williams

School Supervisor / Background Driver (uncredited)
Crew
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Peter Werner

Director
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Thomas Rickman

Writer
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Brad Cohen

Writer
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Lisa Wysocky

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Front of the Class

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

6/11/2019

Disc Title Front Cover

Front of the Class

(DVD)

12/7/2008

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