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Still shot from the movie: South Pacific.

South Pacific

This classic musical tells the tale of two Americans struggling to overcome prejudice while serving in the South Pacific during World War II -- although the Rogers and Hammerstein production focuses more on the song and dance than the inner conflict. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 157
Theater Release: 19 Mar 1958
Video Release: 31 Mar 2009
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

There is very little military action in this film even though it’s set in a war zone. The Navy men depicted here are anxious to fight, and the wounded men are portrayed as nicely recovering and in good spirits. Do you think this is an accurate picture of war?

In one scene Nellie argues she was born with prejudices she’s powerless to overcome. But Joe Cable claims bigotry is something you are taught. Where do you think these feelings and attitudes come from? Can they be changed?

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