- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 26, 2001
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Lions Gate Home Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
USA Today - 08/04/2000
"...A well-meaning heartfelt drama....Hines gives one of his most intense performances..."
New York Times - 08/04/2000
"...[A] sincere film....Mr. Marquette delivers a strong, dry-eyed performance..."
Entertainment Weekly - 08/11/2000
"...[Marquette performs] as if he had a small tornado of feeling roiling around inside him....Real feeling in [the film]..." -- Rating: B
Box Office - 10/01/2000
"...It is sincere, emotionally strong, well-executed and worth looking for..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/04/2000
"...THE TIC CODE swiftly becomes complex and emotion-charged, increasing its credibility and involvement..."
A twelve-year-old boy, Miles (Christopher George Marquette), living with his mother in New York City is inspired by the jazz scene and aspires to be a jazz musician like his father. However, Miles is challenged by a neurological disorder that alienates him in school and makes his father uncomfortable. When he meets saxophonist Tyrone Pike (Gregory Hines)--one of his idols, who becomes a father figure to Miles--he tries get Pike to fall in love with his mother. A difficult but heart-warming story, THE TIC CODE features a fantastic musical score and live New York performances.
- Screenwriter/star Polly Draper and composer Michael Wolff are married and have two sons. Wolff suffers from a mild case of Tourette's syndrome. The couple also produced the film, with Karen Tangorra.
- THE TIC CODE won awards at film festivals in Berlin, Italy (Giffoni), and Vancouver.
- Theatrical Release: August 4, 2000