Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Arthur Hiller
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min



All right, all right. Get back now.

Get back. Get over there.

All right, hold on, you little animals.

I'm coming now.

It's cold out there, ain't it?

All right, come on.

Get through those doors.

Oh, come on. Move it. Move it.

Come on, get off it. Hey!

Danny, check this out, man. Piece of cake.

- MAN:
either one of these schools...

- Sit down.

...you can go to...

Mr. Rubell!

- What happened?

- We've got another one.

Stab wound.

- Who stabbed you?

- I don't know.

Of course. Call an ambulance.

I don't want no ambulance.

It's not for you,

it's for the insurance company.

Send an ambulance

to JFK, please.

Oh, would you call the nurse, please.

- MAN:
Mr. Rubell.

- Just a moment. I'll be right with you.


Oh, Ms. Hammond,

what can I do for you today?

- Do you know that kid is bleeding?

- Yes, I do.

- Well. This is for you, Mr. Rubell.

- What's that?

It's a notice informing you

we'll be holding depositions here.

If your teachers can't remember

to bring their records with them,

we'll come to the records.

- We want to start tomorrow.

- Fine.

Is that student bleeding?

- Yes. We're taking care of it.

- Good. Good.

Oh, Principal Horn, this is Lisa Hammond

of Kemel, Keating and Hess,

attorneys at law.

How do you do?

Her firm is handling the Calvin case.

- What?

- John Calvin. Suing the school.

Oh, yes.

Well, Ms. Hammond,

I think you'll find that we're

trying to cooperate fully with you

in this matter.

Mr. Horn, our client is suing the school

because he graduated

but he can't read or write.

I should think all of us would be

cooperating to help clear this up.

Mr. Rubell?

- Mr. Rubell!

- Yes.

We have at least 10% of our teachers

absent again today,

and we're having trouble finding subs.

Scrape the bottom of the barrel

if you have to, Grace, please.

- Mr. Rubell, I'm going to need...

- Is Jurel in yet?

On a Monday?





Mr. Jurel, Mrs. Wensel from Kennedy.

Are we coming in today?

Or are we taking another of our famous

three-day weekends?


What time is it?

It is 7:

We are already 10 minutes late, Mr, Jurel,


Well, what?

Are you going to teach today?

Yeah, I'll be in very soon.

Oh, why, thank you, Mr, Jurel,

It's so nice of you

to take into consideration

the trouble you cause

other people by your...,

I thought you said

you were an airline pilot?

I am.

Didn't I just hear that lady

say something about teaching?

Yeah, well, I gotta go teach a class

on cabin pressure.


You know, oxygen masks. Things like that.

Do you want some coffee?

- Sure. You want some help?

- No. No.

Coffee's brown, right?

How do you like it? Black or burned?

Look, I'm really running late here.

Maybe I'd better skip the coffee.

Yeah, that'd be my move.


- Call me sometime.

- Yeah. Sure.


Mr. Rubell,

I have a list of the teachers

- that I would like to meet with tomorrow.

- Must have the time down.

- It's important that we start...

- Lee, would you do this for me, pal, please.

None of you seems to take this lawsuit

very seriously.

And you, Ms. Hammond,

take things too seriously.

That was your problem

when you were a student here.

- And it's your problem now.

- And you were a rotten English teacher.

I know.

Do you know that kid's bleeding?

You should report that.

- Well?

- Well, not to me. I'm here to give a lecture.

How thrilling. Auditorium across the hall.

You are always hogging that machine.

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