In a Class of His Own


1h 30m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Rich Donato, a school custodian, counselor and coach for 13 years must pass a high-school equivalency exam in order to keep his job. Although he has the support of his wife Shari and special education teacher Linda Ching, Rich, who has a learning disability, fails the test three times. About to resi

Film Details

Also Known As
Class of His Own, A, Genius of the Heart: The Rich Donato Story, Prince of Mirrors: The Rich Donato Story, The
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Brad Kita; Cis Vancouver; Dolby Laboratories, Inc.; Dufferin Gate Productions; Edible Planet; Edible Planet Catering; Panavision, Ltd.; Paramount Pictures; Pat Lauwers; Post Modern Edit; Showtime Networks; Sonar Entertainment; Wendy Finerman Productions
Distribution Company
Showtime Home Entertainment
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

Rich Donato, a school custodian, counselor and coach for 13 years must pass a high-school equivalency exam in order to keep his job. Although he has the support of his wife Shari and special education teacher Linda Ching, Rich, who has a learning disability, fails the test three times. About to resign from his job, he discovers that he isn't required to take the exam after all. But, with encouragement from a group of special education students, Rich decides to attempt the test one last time -- not because he has to, but because he wants to prove to himself that he can do it.

Crew

Yvonne Akehurst

Other

Laura Archangel

Other

Steve Arnott

Grip

Pat Barry

Script Supervisor

Andrea Bastin

Coordinator

Ken Biehl

Animation Editor

Richard Boisvert

Other

Scott Bourgeouis

On-Set Dresser

Laurie Boyle

Production Accountant

Susan Brouse

Casting

Bryan Byrd

Publicity

Brad Cameron

Driver

Lynne Carrow

Casting

Cynthia Chapman

Production Coordinator

Gary Chibi

Transportation Coordinator

Reva Clavier

Assistant Production Accountant

Donna Cristiano

Wardrobe Supervisor

Ora Cruther

Craft Service

Jayne Dancose

Makeup Artist

Jeff Davies

On-Set Dresser

Linda Del Rosario

Production Designer

Martha Demers

Assistant Production Coordinator

Andrea Dixon

Video Colorist

Joann Ellis

Art Assistant

Steve Ellis

Driver

Virginia Ellsworth

Music Editor

Sharon Farber

Music

Liz Farrell

Hair Assistant

Joe Ferguson

Transportation Captain

Wendy Finerman

Executive Producer

Keith Flanagan

Grip

James Forsyth

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Dean E J Friss

Assistant Camera

Paul Garrison

Assistant Director

Tony Gort

Dialogue Editor

Dave Griffiths

Boom Operator

Tony Gronick

Sound Editor

Robert Halmi Jr.

Executive Producer

Dana Hammel

Makeup Assistant

Shauna Hanna

Grip

John Harkin

Dolly Grip

Ken Hemphill

Dolly Grip

Pierre Henry

Assistant Director

Rebecca Husain

Assistant Director

Brian Kane

Set Decorator

Faye Katz

Publicity

Robin Katz

Editor

Russ Keenan

Driver

John Kinakin

Driver

Brad Kita

Cable Operator

Michele Kitteringham

Costume Designer

Richard Kohlen

Hair Assistant

Rose Lam

Executive In Charge Of Production

Jay Larche

On-Set Dresser

Robert Lattanzio

Assistant Editor

Pat Lauwers

Cable Operator

Guy Leblanc

Other

Lisa Leonard

Hair Stylist

Morgan Lewington

Assistant Director

Margo Mackenzie

Other

Gregory B Mah

Costume Designer

Darren Marcoux

Special Effects Coordinator

Alan Markfield

Photography

Neil Massey

Driver

Eliah Matthew

Boom Operator

Rod May

Driver

Janice Mcisaac

Costume Designer

Allan Mckinnon

Generator Operator

Michael Mclellan

Key Grip

Susan Messent

Assistant Production Coordinator

Saubrie Mohamed

Other

Cory Moore

Camera Trainee

John Moser

Creative Executive (Showtime)

Tasha Moth

On-Set Dresser

Robert Munic

Screenwriter

Zoya Niechoda

Costumes

Tanya Nordhoff

Set Decorator

Richard Paris

Production Designer

Gordon Pearce

Driver

Kelly Phillips

Makeup Artist

Susan Pilcher

Music Coordinator

David Pink

Assistant Location Manager

Nina Polkinghorn

Assistant

Michael Potkins

Unit Production Manager

Spencer Proffer

Music Producer

Patrick Ramsay

Sound Mixer

Mark Rathgeber

Construction Coordinator

Debra Regnier

Makeup Assistant

Vince Renaud

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Doug Reynolds

Other

Don Roe

Driver

Michael Rouse

On-Set Dresser

Mark Rudolph

Assistant Location Manager

Mikal Lee Rullman

Assistant Camera Operator

Don Saari

Lighting Technician

Kevin Sands

Sound Mixer

Carole Segal

Photography

Michael Segal

On-Set Dresser

Rick Senechal

Foley Recordist

Ingrid Severson

Caterer

David Sinclair

Supervisor

Ron Stannett

Director Of Photography

Colin Stein

Assistant Production Coordinator

Greg Stewart

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Greg Stewart

Sound Effects Editor

Peter Stewart

Location Manager

Cynthia Ann Summers

Costume Designer

Dominique Telson

Creative Executive (Showtime)

Keith Thompson

Camera Operator

Charis Tillson

Costumes

Chad Tomasoski

Post-Production Supervisor

Jeff Trebenski

Lighting

Jon Turtle

Executive Producer

Wylie Vlahovic

Driver

Kimi Webber

Script Supervisor

Alison Wells

Unit Publicist

Lindsay Williams

Co-Producer

Richard Wynnyk

Security

Film Details

Also Known As
Class of His Own, A, Genius of the Heart: The Rich Donato Story, Prince of Mirrors: The Rich Donato Story, The
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Brad Kita; Cis Vancouver; Dolby Laboratories, Inc.; Dufferin Gate Productions; Edible Planet; Edible Planet Catering; Panavision, Ltd.; Paramount Pictures; Pat Lauwers; Post Modern Edit; Showtime Networks; Sonar Entertainment; Wendy Finerman Productions
Distribution Company
Showtime Home Entertainment
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States October 17, 1999

Released in United States on Video October 9, 2001

Began shooting March 8, 1999.

Completed shooting April 2, 1999.

Previous titles: "Genius of the Heart: The Rich Donato Story" and "The Prince of Mirrors: The Rich Donato Story."