"The Tic Code's" extremely limited distribution is not the measure of the film. It is a solid effort buoyed by writer/co-star Polly Draper's bright and pithy first feature script, as well as several exceptional performances, particularly those of young Chris Marquette as the afflicted but brilliant Miles, and Gregory Hines as a talented saxophonist who also has the disease. Though the movie is a bit unfocused, it is sincere, emotionally strong, well-executed and worth looking for. Starring Chris Marquette, Polly Draper, Gregory Hines, Desmond Robertson, Carol Kane, Bill Nunn, Tony Shalhoub, Fisher Stevens, Camryn Manheim, David Johansen and James McCaffrey. Directed by Gary Winick. Written by Polly Draper. Produced by Polly Draper, Sara Pillsbury and Karen Tangora. An Avalanche Release. Drama. Rated R for language and intense sequences. Running time: 89 min.