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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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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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Comedy | Drama

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5 October 1984 (USA)  »

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Die Aufsässigen  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,013,366, 8 October 1984, Wide Release

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$27,774,237
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One of two movies, released in 1984, that were directed by Arthur Hiller. The other picture was The Lonely Guy (1984). See more »

Goofs

It is highly unlikely that a college educated teacher wouldn't know how to spell a five letter industry standard word like "tardy". See more »

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Alex Jurel: [determined] I'm not going to resign, Roger.
Dr. Donna Burke: [angry] You're finished! You're out!
Alex Jurel: Ah hell, Burke! I'm going to tell you something. I haven't even started! If you try and fire me, I'm going to be suing you.
Roger Rubell: What's that going to solve, Alex?
Alex Jurel: I don't know, Roger - let's try and find out. The damn school wasn't built for us, Roger. I wasn't built for your unions, your lawyers and all your other institutions. It was built for the kids! They're not here for us, we're here for them. That's what it's ...
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References Little Big Man (1970) See more »

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Understanding
Performed by Bob Seger
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Well done
26 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

The movie itself shows nothing really new, but the acting is pretty good and everyone is well cast. Especially Ralph Macchio, who gives a great performance as a troubled youth, and doesn't give one of those annoying ones like he did in THE KARATE KID III. Nick Nolte is also enjoyable as the teacher who doesn't want to follow the school's standard procedure. Too bad the movie didn't get the notice it deserved.


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