Engineer Mark Thackeray arrives to teach a totally undisciplined class at an East End school. Still hoping for a good engineering job, he's hopeful that he won't be there long. He starts implementing his own brand of classroom discipline: forcing the pupils to treat each other with respect. Inevitably he begins getting involved in the students' personal lives, and must avoid the advances of an amorous student while winning over the class tough. What will he decide when the engineering job comes through?Written by
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Sidney Poitier really IS "Sir". He was appointed an Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1974. (He's a native of the Bahamas, part of the Commonwealth of British Nations.) This is not an honorary award. He is entitled to be known as Sir Sidney Poitier, but does not use it himself. See more »
Gillian's position in the final dance scene changes depending upon whether the shot is from behind her or looking across the dance floor at her. See more »
[to Pamela Dare]
I know what's bothering you! You fancy him!
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In the end credits, Michael Des Barres name is misspelled as "Micheal." See more »
Rent this movie. Don't read any reviews of it, just go out and rent it.
It's one of the best movies of the last forty years, and Sidney Poitier is just beautiful in it. The movie glows, has a soul even, and actually dares to say something of value. I wish they made more movies like this today! Just a gorgeous movie going experience........
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