The Ron Clark Story

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The Ron Clark Story
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DVD cover
Written by
  • Annie deYoung
  • Max Enscoe
Directed by Randa Haines
Starring Matthew Perry
Theme music composer Mark Adler
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
  • Jody Brockway
  • Howard Burkons
  • Tom Cox
  • Brenda Friend
  • Adam Gilad
  • Paul Jackson
  • Craig McNeil
  • Murray Ord
  • Jordy Randall
Cinematography Derick Underschultz
Editor(s) Heather Persons
Running time 96 minutes
Original network TNT
Original release August 13, 2006 (2006-08-13)

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.


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