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Teachers (1984)

A well meaning but burned-out high school teacher tries to maintain order against the backdrop of a pending lawsuit against his school district when it comes to light they gave a diploma to an illiterate student.

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A teacher overcomes his frustration in a high-school full of flunkies. As he attempts to educate his students, his attempts to help them gets him into trouble with the school board, which only adds to his problems. With the support of his students he beats the school board and his frustration. Written by K. Rose <rcs@texas.net>

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They fall asleep in class. Throw ink on each other. Never come in Mondays. And they're just the teachers. See more »

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5 October 1984 (USA)  »

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Die Aufsässigen  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,013,366, 8 October 1984, Wide Release

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$27,774,237
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Richard Mulligan's character impersonates several historical figures, including General George Armstrong Custer. Mulligan had previously portrayed Custer in Little Big Man (1970). See more »

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In the sequence where Lisa Hammond undresses in the hallway, her underwear color changes from black to white to black. See more »

Quotes

Roger Revel: You're not gonna betray ol' JFK, are ya?
Alex Jurel: Aw, come on, for Christ's sake, Roger! That'd be like shitting on the Peace Corps! You haven't lived 'till you see them try to serve me with a subpoena.
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References Little Big Man (1970) See more »

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In The Jungle (Concrete Jungle)
Performed by Martha Davis
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The Hospital this ain't
18 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

Except for the shock of JoBeth Williams idiot-level strip tease, plus a few other sharp digs about school teachers you and I have hated or loved, I can't think of a single reason to pay any attention to this Arthur Hiller glob of pretentiousness. Whatever Hiller did to elicit what Judith Crist said was "arguably George C. Scott's finest screen performance" in The Hospital, he didn't do it here for Nick Nolte or Williams or anyone else involved. What we're left with is a stale attempt to expose the darker workings of an American high school, but unlike The Hospital and its wonderfully scorched-earth approach to the runnings of a major healing center, Teachers just makes you want to vote for vouchers--and get your money back from the place you rented this dreck.


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