Up the Down Staircase
Sylvia Barrett is a rookie teacher at New York's inner-city Calvin Coolidge High: her lit classes are overcrowded, a window is broken, there's no chalk, books arrive late. The administration is concerned mainly with forms and rules (there's an up and and a down staircase); bells ring at the wrong time. Nevertheless, she tries. How she handles the chaos and her despair in her first semester makes up the film: a promising student drops out, another sleeps through class, a girl with a crush on a male teacher gets suicidal, and a bright but troublesome student misunderstands Sylvia's reaching out. A discussion of Dickens, parents' night, and a mock trial highlight the term. Can she make it?Up the Down Staircase featuring Sandy Dennis and Patrick Bedford is available for rent or purchase on iTunes, available for rent or purchase on Google Play, available for rent or purchase on Microsoft Store, and 2 others. It's an action & adventure and drama movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.4 (2,016 votes) and was well received by critics.
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Up the Down Staircase has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.4 (2,016 votes) and was well received by critics. The movie is not very popular with Reelgood users lately.