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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 too much to resist.

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Complete credited cast:
... Mark Thackeray
Christian Payton ... Wilsie Carrouthers
... Evie
Fernando López ... Danny Laredo
Casey Lluberes ... Rebecca Torrado
Michael Gilio ... Frankie Davanon
L.Z. Granderson ... Arch Carrouthers
... LaVerne Mariner (as Bernadette L. Clarke)
Jamie Kolacki ... Stan Cameli
... Louisa Rodgriguez
... Emily Taylor
... Barbara Pegg
... Pamela Dare
... Horace Weaver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... 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 too much to resist. Written by Duncan Shine <duncans@telecall.co.uk>

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Sidney Poitier's character in "A piece of the action" conducted the same social experiment that was done in " To sir with love ll. See more »

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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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Something's Missing
23 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

Unfortunately this sequel lacks the passion of the original. It is the same story with a modern twist. Mr. Thackeray (Sidney Poitier) is faced with near identical trouble-minded students. The setting and characters have changed, though the central students are mirror images of those in the 1967 film. The acting in some instances is bad, in others just average. With the exception of Poitier who, as always, is terrific.

I loved the original. Despite my disappointment in this film, I wouldn't discourage you from seeing it if you enjoyed the first as much as I did. Just temper your expectations. To me, it does not have the same feeling and, accordingly, will not elicit the same emotion. Much of what was so special to me about the 1967 film was that it brought to mind the wonderful teachers I was privileged to have during my schooling. Amazing individuals who were fundamental in my development as a person. This sequel did not bring about the same memories and therefore falls far below it's predecessor.


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