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No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie

1 hours 19 minutes 17 seconds

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SuperDeafy, a deaf actor who plays a superhero, must reveal the man behind the cape to find true love and inspire eight-year-old Jacob, a young deaf boy, to believe in himself. The movie follows the evolution of this unique hero. A beloved character and role model, SuperDeafy has a worldwide following.  But as SuperDeafy seeks to redefine himself in the entertainment industry, he also influences Jacob to redefine what "being normal" means and to find the courage to stand up to a school bully. The cast includes: Oscar winner Marlee Matlin, Shoshannah Stern, Ryan Lane, and John Maucere. This film marks the first time in cinematic history that a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) commercial feature film was produced exclusively by deaf executive producers and directed by a deaf director.

Media Details

Runtime: 1 hours 19 minutes 17 seconds

Profile view of a teenage girl looking down and writing on paper. Closeup profile of another teenage girl in foreground. Caption. Verbal bullying is the most common type of bullying.
Against Bullying
Episode 1
25 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
3 quarter view of teenage girl with troubled expression. Canopy of trees and gray sky in background. Caption. Most bystanders avoid interfering.
Against Bullying
Episode 2
22 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Boy with dark curly hair sits at a desk and smiles up to the side. Other children out of focus in background. Caption. If I have a bully.
12 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Adolescent girl seated at a school desk, looking up towards the front of class with a pensive expression. Caption. And I want Jessica, Valesca, and Gavin.
16 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 9
Teenage boy with a distressed expression leans on a table and looks up at a shadowy figure in a dark room. Caption. Cause problems, cause this.
24 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 11 - 12
Still image from: Bully Is Not a Noun
1 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT
Children walking down a hallway at school with a negative photo editing effect. Caption. Male narrator. Seven out of ten kids have been bullied.
27 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT
Young girl wearing a backpack looks down at the ground in a public bathroom. Caption. What a loser!
31 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 8
Closeup side view of a young woman in front of a red brick wall with her mouth open mid-speech. Caption. Lori as narrator. What? Caption. Nothing, nothing.
25 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Storybook illustration of a woman with black hair holding up a brown-haired young boy by his t-shirt. Both look angry. Story text appears under the illustration.
11 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5

Viewer Comments

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    Kathleen M. (Falls Church, VA)
    October 5th, 2023 at 03:02 PM

    Wonderful film! It addresses many important issues. And it's a fun movie! My high school ASL students love it!

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    Anonymous (Cheyenne, WY)
    May 3rd, 2023 at 10:10 AM

    I am showing this movie to my ASL club to help them better understand Deaf culture. I will also be showing it to my D/HH student.

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    Anonymous (Henderson, KY)
    May 3rd, 2023 at 10:07 AM

    The teacher of the D/HH had been searching for this movie. I found it on your site and passed the info on to her. Thanks!

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    Anonymous (Henderson, KY)
    May 3rd, 2023 at 10:07 AM

    We are not finsihed watching, we will watch over three sessions. Thank you for providing this film!

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    Marissa P. (Butler , NJ)
    February 22nd, 2023 at 11:05 AM

    Great movie to show class for school life unit

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    Cory M. (Tucson, AZ)
    February 9th, 2023 at 01:44 AM

    This movie showed the struggles that deaf people face both and school and careers while also ending in a fun way!

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    Andrew W. (North Miami, FL)
    February 1st, 2023 at 12:40 PM

    This family movie teaches ASL, but more importantly, it exposes students to experiences, challenges, opportunities, and values associated with Deaf culture.

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    Sophia H. (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
    January 21st, 2023 at 12:40 PM

    I give this movie 4 star

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    Shannon G. (Sagamore Hills, OH)
    January 17th, 2023 at 06:46 PM

    Love watching this movie in ASL I class! It is cute, silly and shows the true struggle for Deaf students in mainstream school.

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    Sophia H. (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
    January 13th, 2023 at 02:26 PM

    It's a wonderful movie, I enjoy watching it .

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    Sasha D. (Orange City , FL)
    January 5th, 2023 at 09:48 AM

    It was a great movie. My students enjoyed it.

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    Jennifer S. (West Islip, NY)
    June 22nd, 2022 at 08:57 AM

    This film is a teacher favorite of mine because it gives students insight to so many aspects of Deaf culture, members of the Deaf community, school setting, Deaf norms and it's a feel good film filled with our favorite Deaf celebs/role models.

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    Kacey T. (Brighton, MI)
    April 13th, 2022 at 08:50 AM

    An excellent show that demonstrates how to combat bullying in a healthy and realistic way. This movie shows that all persons can be in charge of their own success as well as happiness in life. An excellent theme and positive spotlight on the Deaf culture for all to become more aware.

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    Kevin B. (Miami, FL)
    February 17th, 2022 at 05:38 PM

    Great movie!

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    Coleen B. (Mountain Lakes, NJ)
    October 27th, 2021 at 09:04 AM

    Love this movie! Great for student discussion.

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    Mai-Chi N. (Tucson, AZ)
    December 15th, 2020 at 11:54 PM

    This was an awesome title to watch. SuperDeafy is a hero, but he doesn't have super strength or laser eyes. He's a hero in his own right and that made it very memorable to watch.

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    Carolyn U. (Lockport, NY)
    December 9th, 2020 at 10:27 AM

    I teach ASL to hearing students, in a therapeutic Middle / High school. My students are autistic, have ADHD, are ED, or have behavioral disabilities. This is the 4th year that I have incorporated "No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie" into my curriculum. Each year, all of the students express a great deal of empathy for and interest in the Deaf community. They express support for Jacob's character and dismay at his father, initially, denying him the opportunity to be educated in an ASL classroom and were relieved when Jacob's father became educated on the subject of Deaf education, allowing him to be placed in the ASL classroom. I find that no matter the age of the student or their background, students respond very well to "No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie." It is a valuable educational tool in my ASL classroom as it educates my students with regard to many aspects of Deaf culture and the importance of ASL communication in the education of Deaf children. (The earlier the better.) Perhaps more importantly, it educates my students on the importance of the ADA, acceptance and support of others, and the horrors of bullying. Thank you for carrying this content and for accepting my membership so that I can continue to incorporate such resources into my curriculum and to share them with my students.

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    Allison B. (West Decatur, PA)
    November 5th, 2020 at 09:03 AM

    I love this movie! I can't wait to show more of my students!

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    Vivian M. (MIAMI, FL)
    September 18th, 2020 at 11:31 AM

    Excellent movie!!! Does a really good job at showing what people go through and how they feel. It is so important to be kind, empathetic and respectful. We are all different and special but that does not make one person better or more normal than another.

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    Scott F. (Laramie, WY)
    July 7th, 2020 at 11:55 PM

    Excellent movie and resource for cultural awareness

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    Katy O. (Mesa, AZ)
    April 3rd, 2019 at 12:23 AM

    Great movie

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    Sharon W. (Milford, VA)
    August 12th, 2018 at 08:02 PM

    Excellent film, all enjoyed it. It was their first time viewing.

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    Kelsey S. (Oro Valley, AZ)
    August 3rd, 2018 at 02:40 AM

    A fun and heartfelt story that can be enjoyed by all ages

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    Michael D. (Tucson, AZ)
    July 19th, 2018 at 02:51 PM

    This movie was amazing! It has a great message, very emotional moments, and leaves you feeling good.

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    Amanda M. (Winston Salem, NC)
    June 6th, 2018 at 02:23 PM

    Such a cute movie with a very powerful message! I loved it and I recommend it to anyone!

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    NATASJA R. (Tucson, AZ)
    March 18th, 2018 at 10:12 AM

    A delightful and heartwarming story. I thought about it for days after watching it. I would recommend it highly, and will watch it again myself for sure.

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    Lee F. (Barre, MA)
    March 7th, 2018 at 09:27 AM

    Cute movie, great signing , classroom appropriate, applicable to my curriculum.

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    Ariana L. (Tucson, AZ)
    July 23rd, 2017 at 02:53 AM

    SuperDeafy is a great movie with a positive message!

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    Juliana F. (Vineland, NJ)
    June 8th, 2017 at 08:02 AM

    Thank you so much for including this movie. My ASL classes love it. It used to be on Netflix, but it's not there anymore, so imagine my delight in finding that it's here!

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    Michael B. (La Vista, NE)
    November 17th, 2016 at 08:46 AM

    Some things in the movie really makes the student realize they are not the only ones experiencing both negative and positive situations.

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    Jonn P. (Sacramento, CA)
    July 13th, 2016 at 10:09 AM

    Excellent video to use in a classroom, either self-contained or included. Stopping at intervals to get student feedback would be very useful.

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    July 11th, 2016 at 05:56 PM

    Loved this movie. It was a great way to see events from the perspective of a deaf person. It was positive and uplifting.

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    Michael B. (La Vista, NE)
    June 15th, 2016 at 08:44 AM

    Great movie - must see for all students who are deaf and hard of hearing...

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    Lee F. (Barre, MA)
    June 9th, 2016 at 08:33 AM

    Love that you have this movie. I wanted to show my ASL class. Thanks