The Tic Code (2000)

Tic Code
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 31mins.
Genres Drama, Music
Keywords childhood, performance
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Gregory Hines Actor Tyrone Pike 1 1000001
Polly Draper Actor Laura 1 1000002
Christopher Marquette Actor Miles 1 1000003
Desmond Robertson Actor Todd 1 1000004
Carlos McKinney Actor Chester 1 1000005
Dick Berk Actor Dick 1 1000006
John Williams Actor Spanky 1 1000007
Tony Shalhoub Actor Phil 1 1000008
Robert Iler Actor Denny 1 1000009
Bill Nunn Actor Kingston 1 1000010
Fisher Stevens Actor Morris 1 1000011
Camryn Manheim Actor Mrs Swensrut 1 1000012
James McCaffrey Actor Michael 1 1000013
Alison Nurse Actor Blond No 1 1 1000014
Peter Appel Actor Engineer 1 1000015
Carol Kane Actor Miss Gimpole 1 1000016
Pat Moya Actor Belinda 1 1000017
Ismail Bashey Actor Indian Man 1 1000018
David Johansen Actor Marvin 1 1000019
Blair Swanson Actor Confident Girl 1 1000020
Michael Wolff Actor Engineer No 2 1 1000021
Alex Foster Actor Tyrone's Hand Double 1 1000022
Timo Anders Actor Chris' Hand Double 1 1000023
Renee Taylor Actor n/a 1 1000024
Gary Winick Director n/a 2 2000001
Polly Draper Producer n/a 3 3000001
Michael Wolff Producer n/a 3 3000002
Karen Tangorra Producer n/a 3 3000003
Midge Sanford Producer n/a 3 3000004
Sarah Pillsbury Producer n/a 3 3000005
Larry Meistrich Producer n/a 3 3000006
Steve Sherman Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Bob Van Ronkel Executive Producer n/a 174 3000008
Robert Salerno Co-Producer n/a 170 3000009
Paulette Bartlett Co-Producer n/a 170 3000010
Polly Draper Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Natascha Tillmanns Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Diana Schmidt Line Producer n/a 161 5000002
Kevin Moore Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Jon Marcus Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000004
Wolfgang Held Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Bill Pankow Editor n/a 172 7000001
Hank Van Eeghen Editor n/a 172 7000002
Kate Sanford Editor n/a 172 7000003
Michael Wolff Music n/a 120781 8000001
Barry Cole Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000002
Rick Butler Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Catherine Pierson Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Georgianne Walken Casting n/a 179 10000001
Sheila Jaffe Casting n/a 179 10000002
Nancy Kriegel Executive in Charge of Production n/a 118217 11000001
Karen Perry Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Brian Miksis Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Synopsis
Miles is a bright twelve-year-old with an extraordinary talent for jazz piano. His musical genius sets him apart from his schoolmates and creates problems with his music teacher, but he also suffers from Tourette Syndrome, a neurological disorder that causes uncontrollable tics and grunts. The class bully torments him mercilessly, the school principal wants to pump him with mind-numbing medication, and his own father--a jazz pianist who has left the family--is clearly embarrassed by his son's affliction. For Miles, the only escape is music. With his best friend he finds refuge at the renowned jazz club, The Village Vanguard, where the older musicians easily accept him. One day Laura, Miles' shy, overprotective mother, accompanies him to a jam session that she has arranged with his idol, the saxophonist Tyrone Pike, who has Tourette Syndome as well. This connection serves to both bond and alienate the two, as Pike lives in denial of his own condition.