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Tic Code
     

The Tic Code

Director: Gary Winick

Cast: Gregory Hines, Polly Draper, Christopher Marquette

 

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Actress Polly Draper, best known for her role on the TV series thirtysomething, wrote and co-produced this family drama, as well as playing the female lead. Draper plays Laura, a single mother whose ten-year-old son Miles (Christopher Marquette) is already displaying a remarkable gift as a jazz pianist. However, Miles suffers from a mild case Tourette's

Overview

Actress Polly Draper, best known for her role on the TV series thirtysomething, wrote and co-produced this family drama, as well as playing the female lead. Draper plays Laura, a single mother whose ten-year-old son Miles (Christopher Marquette) is already displaying a remarkable gift as a jazz pianist. However, Miles suffers from a mild case Tourette's Syndrome, a disorder that's not life threatening but causes victims to display a series of pronounced physical and facial tics, as well as occasional emotional outbursts. Miles makes friends with two bartenders at a jazz club, who let the kid sneak in to see shows and eventually introduce him to acclaimed jazz saxophonist Tyrone Pike (Gregory Hines). It seems Tyrone and Miles have something in common -- Tyrone also has Tourette's, but unlike Miles he's learned to disguise his condition with a variety of mannerisms, and prefers not to discuss the matter. Tension develops between the two when Tyrone and Laura develop a mutual attraction, which creates tension between the two musicians and forces Tyrone to confront some personal issues he's spent much of his life avoiding. The Tic Code was shown at the Vancouver Reel to Real Festival, the Berlin Film Festival, the Hamptons Film Festival and the Giffoni Film Festival in 1999 before its run on the Starz! premium cable service.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/2003
UPC:
0031398847526
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Letterbox]
Sound:
[Dolby Surround]
Time:
1:28:00
Sales rank:
68,732

Special Features

Closed Caption; 4x3 letterbox (1.85:1); English and Spanish subtitles

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gregory Hines Tyrone
Polly Draper Laura
Christopher Marquette Miles
Desmond Robertson Todd
James McCaffrey Michael
Carol Kane Miss Gimpole
Bill Nunn Kingston
Tony Shalhoub Phil
Fisher Stevens Morris
Camryn Manheim Mrs. Swensrut
David Johansen Marvin
Dick Berk Actor
John B. Williams Actor
Carlos McKinney Actor
Allison Nurse Actor
Peter Appel Actor
Robert Iler Actor
Pat Moya Actor
Ismail Bashey Actor
Michael Wolff Actor

Technical Credits
Gary Winick Director
Rick Butler Production Designer
Barry Cole Musical Direction/Supervision
Polly Draper Producer,Screenwriter
Wolfgang Held Cinematographer
Sheila Jaffe Casting
Brian Miksis Sound/Sound Designer
Kevin Moore Asst. Director
Kevin J. Moore Asst. Director
Bill Pankow Editor
Karen Perry Costumes/Costume Designer
Catherine Pierson Set Decoration/Design
Sarah Pillsbury Producer
Karen Tangorra Producer
Georgianne Walken Casting
Michael Wolff Score Composer,Co-producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Title [2:26]
2. The Vanguard [3:49]
3. Miles at Home [6:24]
4. Meeting Tyrone [6:28]
5. Would You Rather... [7:48]
6. Laura Meets Tyrone [5:51]
7. The Secret Code [4:31]
8. Lunch Together [2:25]
9. First Date [4:03]
10. A Night Out [6:37]
11. Just Friends [3:29]
12. Voodoo Works [1:37]
13. Hanging Out [4:36]
14. Being Normal [5:23]
15. Meeting Dad [3:54]
16. Recording [6:37]
17. Miles Runs Away [2:06]
18. Being Honest [5:39]
19. Reunited [1:15]
20. End Credits [3:50]

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