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Teachers (1984)

A well meaning but burned-out high school teacher tries to maintain order against the backdrop of a pending lawsuit against his school district when it comes to light they gave a diploma to an illiterate student.

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Lisa Hammond
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Roger Rubell
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Eddie Pilikian
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Carl Rosenberg
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Dr. Donna Burke
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Herbert Gower
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Ditto Stiles
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Horn
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Troy
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Diane
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Danny
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Lewis
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Grace
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Sloan
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A teacher overcomes his frustration in a high-school full of flunkies. As he attempts to educate his students, his attempts to help them gets him into trouble with the school board, which only adds to his problems. With the support of his students he beats the school board and his frustration. Written by K. Rose <rcs@texas.net>

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Monday morning at JFK High. See more »

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Die Aufsässigen  »

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The only produced screenplay of W.R. McKinney. See more »

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In the sequence where Lisa Hammond undresses in the hallway, her underwear color changes from black to white to black. See more »

Quotes

Roger Revel: You're not gonna betray ol' JFK, are ya?
Alex Jurel: Aw, come on, for Christ's sake, Roger! That'd be like shitting on the Peace Corps! You haven't lived 'till you see them try to serve me with a subpoena.
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References Little Big Man (1970) See more »

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(I'm The) Teacher
Performed by Ian Hunter
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The Hospital this ain't
18 December 2005 | by (Fly-Over Country) – See all my reviews

Except for the shock of JoBeth Williams idiot-level strip tease, plus a few other sharp digs about school teachers you and I have hated or loved, I can't think of a single reason to pay any attention to this Arthur Hiller glob of pretentiousness. Whatever Hiller did to elicit what Judith Crist said was "arguably George C. Scott's finest screen performance" in The Hospital, he didn't do it here for Nick Nolte or Williams or anyone else involved. What we're left with is a stale attempt to expose the darker workings of an American high school, but unlike The Hospital and its wonderfully scorched-earth approach to the runnings of a major healing center, Teachers just makes you want to vote for vouchers--and get your money back from the place you rented this dreck.


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