* JerkassWoobie: All the students, although they lose the "Jerkass" part as the movie goes on.
** IronWoobie: Erin, considering she ''goes'' '''''hard''''' to help her students when all she gets is scorn from the staff and other teachers because she's teaching "the unteachables".
* OneSceneWonder: Miep Gies doesn't get much screentime, but damn, is she memorable!
* RetroactiveRecognition: One of the students is played by Hunter Parrish, who would go on to star in ''Theatre/SpringAwakening'' and the 2012 revival of ''Theatre/{{Godspell}}''.
* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: The idea of Pat [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid "Ursula the Sea Witch"]] Carroll playing '''Miep Gies''' will probably get a raised eyebrow from more than a few people. [[AvertedTrope Luckily]], [[HeReallyCanAct she delivers]] an ''[[OneSceneWonder awesome]]'' performance.
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