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To Sir, with Love II (1996)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 7 April 1996
After thirty years teaching in London, Mark Thackeray retires and returns to Chicago. There, however, the challenge of reaching kids in an inner city school proves to be too much to resist.


Peter Bogdanovich


E.R. Braithwaite (characters from book), Philip Rosenberg

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Complete credited cast:
Sidney Poitier ... Mark Thackeray
Christian Payton Christian Payton ... Wilsie Carrouthers
Dana Eskelson ... Evie
Fernando López Fernando López ... Danny Laredo
Casey Lluberes Casey Lluberes ... Rebecca Torrado
Michael Gilio Michael Gilio ... Frankie Davanon
L.Z. Granderson L.Z. Granderson ... Arch Carrouthers
Bernadette Speakes ... LaVerne Mariner (as Bernadette L. Clarke)
Jamie Kolacki Jamie Kolacki ... Stan Cameli
Saundra Santiago ... Louisa Rodgriguez
Cheryl Lynn Bruce ... Emily Taylor
Lulu ... Barbara Pegg
Judy Geeson ... Pamela Dare
Daniel J. Travanti ... Horace Weaver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Beasley ... Greg Emory


After thirty years teaching in London, Mark Thackeray retires and returns to Chicago. There, however, the challenge of reaching kids in an inner city school proves to be too much to resist. Written by Duncan Shine <duncans@telecall.co.uk>

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Release Date:

7 April 1996 (USA) See more »

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To Sir, with Love 2 See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA

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The math teacher Rob Doerr (Joe Forbrich) makes a reference to Blackboard Jungle (1955). Sidney Poitier starred as a juvenile delinquent in that movie. See more »


student: They got their minds made up about us, Mr. Thackeray.
Mark Thackeray: Then change them.
student: Yeah, right! Maybe that would work where you're from or where you went. You know, you run off to England and you teach in some school and you REALLY think you're something, don't you?
Mark Thackeray: I AM something - everyone is.
student: Well, in this country you're nothin'. It don't matter how many schools you teach in... you and me, we walk down the street and all people are gonna see is black skin.
Mark Thackeray: What do you want them to see?
student: Me.
Mark Thackeray: Who are you?...
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References Blackboard Jungle (1955) See more »

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Just not realistic enough.
1 October 1998 | by Enoch-3See all my reviews

Proof that Sidney Poitier does not always have the Midas touch. You knew all along that Mark Thackery was going to succeed, so no surprises there, and no real satisfaction either. But the BIG TURN-OFF was the sheer idealism of the movie. The teens Thackery is trying to convert just aren't gritty and dirty enough. The moment when Thackery returned from his short retrenchment and the class began chanting 'Thackery' in unison epitomised that for me. It was a moment was total unrealism. This movie just did not work, despite good intentions I'm sure. 4 out of 10 because I'm not feeling generous.

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