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The Tic Code
The Tic Code
Actors: Polly Draper, Gregory Hines
Genres: Drama, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
R     2004     1hr 30min


Movie Details

Actors: Polly Draper, Gregory Hines
Genres: Drama, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance, Family Life, Jazz, Other Music, Independently Distributed
Studio: CineVu, Inc.
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 05/01/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

The Tic Code is true to Tourettes' Syndrome
SHERI E. RADER | SHARON, MA United States | 03/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I origninally saw this film in the theatre. As a mother of a child with Tourettes' Syndrome I found it to be extraordinarly realistic (probably because it is based on a real life experience) and to some degree, depressing. My son was only diagnosed last year (with in months of the movie's release date) so it was difficult to view at that time. Now, I see the truth, love and triumph in this film. My son has even begun piano lessons. . . I recommdend this movie to everyone but in particular to those who touch a life of a TS child; I'm getting copies for family members and my town's library (when the video is priced for personal sale). ENJOY, cry and most of all, rejoice and see "The Tic Code"."
Ticcer who soooo related to The Tic Code
Stephanie Schroeder | Brooklyn, NY United States | 05/31/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a person with Tourette Syndrome (Touretter), I laughed, cried and had a knot in the middle of my stomach as I saw my childhood flash before my eyes in this film that explores differenece in various ways: Tourette Syndrome, obviously, but also isolation and lonliness, emotional withdrawl and barriers to intimacy, past bad relationships and breaking through a wall of a lifetime of hurt, anger and danger.I would recommend this film to anyone who cares about LIFE in a larger sense. The portrayal of Miles, the young boy w/Tourette is touching and extremely compelling--very true to life. Polly Draper and Gergory Hines make a credible couple, coming together, dancing for fleeting moments and then glancing off each other like mercury before a union that makes complete sense on many levels.Please buy this vidoe or DVD and support a widening of understanding of not only Tourette Syndrome, but of difference in all its implications."
Lawyeraau | Balmoral Castle | 09/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an excellent movie about a twelve year old boy, Miles, an incredibly talented jazz pianist, who has Tourette Syndrome, and the adult male, Tyrone, a sax player, who befriends the boy. It turns out that he, too, has the same affliction, though his manifestations are more controlled. This is also the story of Miles' mother, who tries to grapple with the issue, while the boy's father, from whom she is divorced, is in complete denial. This is basically a story about life, and the way Tourette Syndrome touches upon it.Here, the young boy is played by the very talented Christopher George Marquette, who does an incredible job of conveying the agony of one who suffers from Tourette Syndrome. His performance is so terrific and rings so true that, at times, I wondered if he, in fact, had the illness. The role of Tyrone is well played by Gregory Hines, who is wonderful in the role of the musician who has Tourette Syndrome but does not want to speak of it. Polly Draper, as the boy's mother, is excellent, as she struggles to cope with her son's illness and its effect on his psyche. She also has a budding romance with Tyrone, until he allows the issue of his affliction to get in the way. Ms. Draper also did an excellent job of scripting this movie, as it is never maudlin but, rather, a wonderful treatment of a little known illness. The jazz that Miles and Tyrone both love to play is well integrated with the issue of Tourette Syndrome. The threads of the story are woven together seamlessly. All in all, it is an excellent drama. Look for cameo roles by Camryn Manheim and Carol Kane."
Blown Away............. | Littleton, CO United States | 06/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"While searching for a video today, I found The Tick Code. I knew nothing about this movie, but I knew I enjoyed Gregory Hines and was passionate about Jazz...What more could I want? I was pleasantly surprised when there was a third element to this movie - Tourettes Syndrome. Miles (played by Christopher Goerge Marquette) is a 12yr old boy living in NY and the brunt of his school mates jokes, and an embarassment to his father. Miles lives with his single mother (played by Polly Draper) and is an incredibly gifted pianist, whose choice of music is Jazz. Miles meets jazz saxophonist Tyrone (played by Gregory Hines) and becomes enchanted with the person/musician. (who also has Tourettes) Tourettes as a subject is difficult to deal with at best, but this movie does a splendid job of educating the viewer about what it is like to live with this disease. Christopher George Marquette is superb in his role of Miles. Gregory Hines will not disappoint anyone in his performance and Polly Draper as the mother (and writer of the movie) shows us how heartbreaking it is and how strong one must be to mother a child with Tourettes. The music is wonderful and the sound track will be a must to those who love fine jazz."