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May 09, 2013

A Smile as Big as The Moon (ABC)

Special education students are usually ignored, tolerated, teased, bullied or gently encouraged. Not these extraordinary souls. They aim for the moon in the Hallmark Hall of Fame telefilm based on a true story.

Michigan high school teacher and idealistic football coach, Mike Kersjes, decides to help his special education students achieve their impossible dream: to attend the highly competitive “Space Camp” at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. When deciding to turn this story in to a telefilm, Hallmark Hall of Fame committed to casting as many actors that are, themselves, autistic, dyslexic, bipolar and/or living with Down Syndrome

Produced by Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions in association with ABC

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