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Why Shoot the Teacher? (1977)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  January 1980 (USA)
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In the 1930's, Max Brown is an urban young man from an Eastern province, fresh from college, whose only job offer is in a one-room school house in the Canadian prairie. At first he's ... See full summary »

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Max Brown
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Alice Field
Chris Wiggins ...
Lyle Bishop
Gary Reineke ...
Harris Montgomery
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Dave McDougall
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Bert Field
Kenneth Griffith ...
Inspector Woods
Scott Swan ...
Dan Trowbridge
Merrilyn Gann ...
Sheila Barnes
Norma West ...
Mrs. Bishop
Margery Hill ...
Mrs. Montgomery
Joanne McNeal ...
Mrs. McDougall
George Gwin ...
Dance Caller
Doug Blake ...
Percy Garfield
Alan Stebbings ...
Lester Sinclair
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In the 1930's, Max Brown is an urban young man from an Eastern province, fresh from college, whose only job offer is in a one-room school house in the Canadian prairie. At first he's distant, superior, lonely, and bewildered; his students are rebellious. Over the course of the year, he is drawn to Alice Field, the wife of a farmer, in a love that can lead nowhere. But, he and his students connect, a connection that matters and lasts. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG for thematic elements, language, some violence and sensuality | See all certifications »
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CAD 810,000 (estimated)
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Inspector Wood: This should be an easy one. What is the capital of Canada?
Inspector Wood: [pointing to a student in the classroom] Yes, boy.
Charlie Mc Dougall: [standing to attention] The capital of Canada is C.
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Why Shoot the Teacher
30 October 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie allowed the viewer to gain some insight into life in the prairies. It is used in many classrooms as a tool which discusses information on the 1930s. The movie also contains some humour, even if it was corny.

However the movie lacks strong does not expand on certain issues. For instance, it would have been interesting to know how many persons came out West during the depression. Or how this migration affected the prairies. Providing these details would have made the movie more informative to watch.

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