The Ron Clark Story
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|The Ron Clark Story|
|Directed by||Randa Haines|
|Theme music composer||Mark Adler|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||96 minutes|
|Original release||August 13, 2006|
The Ron Clark Story (also known as The Triumph in Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Sweden and the Philippines) is a 2006 television film starring Matthew Perry, that premiered on TNT on Sunday, August 13, 2006. Based on the real-life educator Ron Clark (Perry), it centers on a teacher from a small town who moves to New York City to make a difference in the lives of his students. The film was sponsored by Johnson & Johnson.
The film received largely positive reviews, with particular praise going to Perry's portrayal. It was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Made for Television Movie and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Perry. Additionally, Perry was also nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award.
- Matthew Perry as Ron Clark
- Brandon Mychal Smith as Tayshawn Mitchell
- Hannah Hodson as Shameika Wallace
- Micah Stephen Williams as Julio Vasquez
- Ernie Hudson as Principal Turner
- Melissa De Sousa as Marissa Vega
- Patricia Idlette as Devina
- Jerry Callaghan as Ron Clark, Sr.
- Marty Antonini as Howard
- Patricia Benedict as Jean Clark