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In a Class of His Own (1999)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 17 October 1999
Rich Donato is the high school janitor at an Oregon high school. He is looked up to by the kids who often seek his advice. There is only one problem. He doesn't have a high school diploma. ... See full summary »

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Robert Munic

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Robert Munic
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Ricardo 'Rich' Donato
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lee Jay Bamberry ... Freddy
Lenno Britos ... Mr. Guiterrez
A.J. Buckley ... Jake Matteson
Cara Buono ... Sherry Donato
Joan Chen ... Linda Ching
Nathaniel DeVeaux Nathaniel DeVeaux ... Vincent Lexington
Rich Donato Rich Donato ... Parent in Auditorium
Frances Flanagan ... Mrs. Matteson
James Hutson ... Security Guard
David Kaye ... Lance
Karin Konoval ... Mrs. Escobar
Tyler Labine ... Charles 'Charlie' Zaken
Tom McBeath ... Skip Jordan
Kandyse McClure ... Brandy (as Candice McClure)
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Rich Donato is the high school janitor at an Oregon high school. He is looked up to by the kids who often seek his advice. There is only one problem. He doesn't have a high school diploma. The school board tells him that he must get his GED in 30 days or he will lose his job. He tries taking the test on his own, but fails. His wife rallies the community to help Rich pass the test. Now that Rich has help from teachers and students, there is nothing he can't do. Written by Pat McCurry <laraspal00@aol.com>

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Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prince of Mirrors: The Rich Donato Story See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hallmark See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Wow that was pretty emotional for a TV movie and Inspiring
10 May 2014 | by Haider-kazmeeSee all my reviews

I saw this movie back in 2002 when I was a kid . Then I forgot about it . Until this year 2014 I saw it again and reminded me of how great this film really is. The acting is actually very good, mostly from Lou D. Phillips and some of the leading kids. This movie made me tear up when the movie goes towards the end. The story is so inspiring that it made me do better in my electronic engineering test. I seem to study a bit harder now. So thanks for this movie. Everyone who understands true good human qualities and emotions must watch this brilliant work from Hallmark . The 90's where people were so much cooler . This movie is highly underrated for a movie that is based on a true story, and is hard to find . It shouldn't be a problem I think you can find it on amazon . 9/10 Outstanding!


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