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A Town Torn Apart (1992)

An unconventional New England principal tries some radical new techniques to reform the high school he is hired at, and ends up the object of great controversy. A true story.

Director:

Daniel Petrie

Writers:

Susan Kammeraad-Campbell (book), Anne Gerard (teleplay)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael Tucker ... Dennis 'Doc' Littky
Carole Galloway Carole Galloway ... Sheila Bennet
Linda Griffiths Linda Griffiths ... Hallie
Bernard Behrens ... Angus MacLean
Jill Eikenberry ... Ellen Kreiger
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Benjamin Barrett Benjamin Barrett ... David
Richard Blackburn Richard Blackburn ... Chief Smythe
Bruce Boa ... Will Delp
Cayle Chernin Cayle Chernin ... Gladys
Mary Ann Coles Mary Ann Coles ... Mrs. Jessup
Christina Collins Christina Collins ... Reporter
Lindsey Connell ... Janie Quinn
Henry Czerny ... Fred Burham
Ann de Villiers Ann de Villiers ... Mary Quinn
Keith Dinicol ... Myron Zalinka
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An unconventional New England principal tries some radical new techniques to reform the high school he is hired at, and ends up the object of great controversy. A true story.

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doc: The Dennis Littky Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Oakville, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The movie is very very good, especially because it is based on true
4 February 2005 | by neeman10See all my reviews

The movie is very very good, especially because it is based on true story. I use it in my classes, on educational topics, and found that the students love it. I often look for another copy and can not find, which is a pity. The Israeli video libraries don't have it anymore. The movie can be used for many topics, like: traditional community versus a modern one, traditional methods versus progressive, attitudes to education, leadership in education etc. Last and not least - I use it to show the Deweey theory, and it is excellent. I wish I had more of similar movies to show I can use in educational classes; I'll be happy to get more names of movies.


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