To Sir, with Love II

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Peter Bogdanovich
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
92 min

This is Peter Mackintosh | for the BBC, London.

The weather forecast today...

He's in the staff room. | Where he belongs!

Let's tak e a look at South America.

I am a lady, I am.

He was just about to show us | a new and valuable trick.

I thought I'd find you here. | I was just thinking about you.

Lots of memories? | Every brick and floorboard.

I feel too young to be retiring.

I'm so glad you came.

For a hug like this? | I'd have died for this years ago.

I hear your son's at university. | Yes. You see, we are getting older.

I suppose that means | I'd better go face the music.

Oxford offered him a position. | He'll want time to finish his book.

I heard he'd been invited to Yale.

But I'm not sure he's interested | in America. It's so...


Oh, look, here he comes. | He's here.

# Those schoolgirl days #

# I know they will still live on #

# And on #

# But how do you thank someone #

# Who has taken you | from crayons to perfume? #

# It isn't easy but I'll try #

# If you wanted the sky #

# I would write across the sky | in letters #

# That would soar 1,000 feet high #

# To sir, with love ##

In 30 years, | 20 of them in his classroom,

the last 10 developing | and administering a programme

that has given hope and direction | to education in the inner city,

Mark Thackeray | has served his community.

We are proud of our school.

That pride is the legacy that | Mark Thackeray leaves behind. Mark.

Thank you very much.

The one thing I take exception to | in the remarks here tonight

is who it is who's thanking whom.

You've got it all backwards, people.

I came to this country a stranger. | You gave me a home.

You trusted this stranger | with your children.

There is no greater job in the world | than that.

I found my wife here.

My only regret is that | she didn't live to see this day.

We never had children of our own.

Over 30 years, I have been privileged | to have over 900 of your children.

For that, allow me to say,

from sir, with very much love, | I thank you.

I almost forgot. You are wondering | what I will do with my retirement.

I have taken a teaching position | in Chicago.

The University of Chicago, | a wonderful idea!

Actually, it's an inner-city | high school in Chicago.

Would 3711 Forest Avenue | be out of the way?

A mile or two. | Could we stop there?

Is this the right address? | It's the address you give me.

Is there a police station | or post office?

You come here from England. | You've never been here.

You're looking for a family | that was here 30 years ago.

Name was Douglas. The gentleman | owned a contracting company.

I should file a missing person's | report? He could be dead!

It's possible, | but there were children.

Well, thank you for listening.

All right, here's what I can do. | No promises.

I'll check around the records. | There's records on everything.

Let me go, man! | Wilsie, let's go.

Get off me, man! | Wilsie, will you settle down?

Mister, make sure you get served!

What did he do?

That bum's gang is into enough | major felonies to fill a law book.

Shakedowns. That's extortion | in your country.

They steal. They go after other gangs | like there's no tomorrow.

He'll go to jail? | I wish. He'll be out by breakfast.

Maybe you have a better way to handle | it in England, but we're tapped out.

I'll let you know if I find anything. | Where are you staying?

Excuse me.

Mark, you're a day early. | I changed my flight.

I was eager to get here. | I was going to meet your flight.

Horace, say you're glad to see me. | I'm thrilled.

I'm thrilled. Luggage?

I've already been to the flat. | It's very nice.

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