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Drama 19672h 4mOn: Rent or Buy Only Tags: High School Based on Books Teacher 
Country: America

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 Prime Video, and 2 others. It's a drama movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.4 (1,839 votes) and was well received by critics.

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#11,619 Ranked Movie

#177 Ranked in Teacher Movies

#194 Ranked in High School Movies

#7630 Ranked in Drama Movies

Up the Down Staircase has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.4 (1,839 votes) and was well received by critics. The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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