The Tic Code

The Tic Code

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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 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: 02/27/2001
UPC: 0025192110528
Original Release: 1998
Rating: R
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sound: [Dolby Digital]
Time: 1:30:00

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

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