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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.

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Peter Bogdanovich

Writers:

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

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
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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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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

To Sir, with Love 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Sidney Poitier's character in A Piece of the Action (1977) conducted the same social experiment that was done in this movie. See more »

Quotes

Mark Thackeray: What we saw yesterday is that to a considerable extent, we control how we are perceived. "Yo!" Gets you one response, "Excuse me, sir," another. When we address someone with respect, we are more often than likely to GET respect - not always, but more often than you think, and if you're smart, that ought to be enough. Common courtesy - "please", "thank you", "excuse me"... magical words, magical words.
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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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