THE RON CLARK STORY (Television Release USA 2006)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

The Ron Clark Story needs to push the envelope a bit more than it does to increase its ability to allow others to duplicate the effort Ron Clark put into his classrooms so that his same success can be achieved across the board. This story needs to be told and does a good job of realistically portraying the circumstance of this particular set of young adults. The basic story has been carefully thought through and the script well-written. The movie needs more money investiture and a higher level of actors/actresses to increase its range of audience and its ability to deeply penetrate the audience who most needs to see the film. Another good movie to watch along this line that deals with a little different needs is: Waiting for Superman. This movie, The Ron Clark Story, serves as a good example of how one person can positively affect many lives for the good.

Storyline

Ron Clark demonstrates how to help rebellious students to begin working positively for their good rather than their detriment.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Randa Haines for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Jody Brockway, Howard Burkons, Brenda Friend, Adam Gilad, Sunta Izzicupo, Paul Jackson, and Frances Croke Page for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Ron Clark (Matthew Perry), Snowden School Principal (Judith Buchan), Hadley (Griffin Cork), Ron Clark Sr. (Jerry Callaghan), Mr. Lively (James Dugan), Jean Clark (Patricia Benedict), Y’landa (C.J. Jackman-Zigante), Harried Principal (Pete Seadon), Marissa Vega (Melissa De Sousa), Jason (Aaron Grain), Tayshawn (Brandon Mychal Smith), Mr. Solis (Gerrick Winston), Principal Turner (Ernie Hudson), Ms. Hill (Jacey Mah), and Jackie Vasquez (Marty Ronaghan).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The film does inform and teach, but it misses its mark for impact.

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