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Smile as Big as the Moon, A

Smile as Big as the Moon, A

Photo Credit: Erik Heinila / Hallmark Hall of Fame
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Sunday, January 29, 2012 4.3 7 3
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  • Season: 2011-12
  • Network: ABC
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: True Story, Children/Teens, Man Against The System
  • Based On: A Smile as Big as the Moon written by Mike Kersjes, Joe Layden

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the book by Mike Kersjes with Joe Layden. Mike Kersjes, a Michigan high school football coach and special education teacher, helps his special-ed students achieve their impossible dream: to attend Space Camp at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama that had previously been the exclusive preserve of elite students from elite schools. Mike, along with fellow teacher Robynn McKinney, decides participating in the program would do wonders for the self-esteem of his students. He faces incredible obstacles in trying to make his impossible dream become an inspiring reality. School administrators oppose the plan -- too expensive, they say and the Space Camp officials are initially reluctant to change the status quo. They are eventually given the green light and after 9 months of rigorous training preparation, the class molds itself into a working team where they turn in a performance so startling, so surprising, that it changes the program and their lives forever.


Production Company:

  • Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions

Production Type:

  • Independent
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