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Determined to better the lives of his students, a temporary teacher (Sidney Poitier) earns their respect while fighting to give them new opportunities for learning.
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Determined to better the lives of his students, a temporary teacher earns their respect while fighting to give them new opportunities for learning.
Unruly students show disrespect to teacher. Object dropped from window, meant to hit teacher. Reference to student needing beating. Books thrown in classroom. Provoked student attempts to hit teacher with broken table leg.
Sexual Content: B-
Sexual banter between women on bus. Boys looking at centerfold. Brief shot of doll that appears to have expandable breasts. Girl is pinched on backside. Reference to girl using slang sexual term. Obscure portrayal of a soiled sanitary napkin. Reference made to finding mom at home with man.
At least: 16 mild profanities, 3 moderate profanities and 3 terms of Deity.
Alcohol / Drug Use: C+
Movie includes a few scenes of students and a teacher smoking at or in the school. Adult makes reference to wanting to drink whole bottle of wine.
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