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Why Shoot the Teacher?

ComedyDrama7+ (PG)19771h 40m
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Why Shoot the Teacher? (1977)

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Comedy Drama Rated: 7+ (PG)19771h 40m

It's the winter of 1935 and Max Brown is newly arrived in Willowgreen, Saskatchewan - a rural Canadian prairie town - on his first teaching job in a one room schoolhouse. He quickly realizes that this is not a dream situation: the winter is harsher than he's ever experienced, he's living in the basement of the school, the older of his students treat him poorly and his wages are paltry if and when he ever does get paid.Why Shoot the Teacher? featuring Bud Cort and Samantha Eggar is free on Tubi, and available for purchase on Prime Video. It's a comedy and drama movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.9 (469 votes).

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#424 Ranked in Teacher Movies

#1814 Ranked in Psychology Movies

#33106 Ranked in Comedy Movies

Why Shoot the Teacher? has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.9 (469 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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It's the winter of 1935 and Max Brown is newly arrived in Willowgreen, Saskatchewan - a rural Canadian prairie town - on his first teaching job in a one room schoolhouse. He quickly realizes that this is not a dream situation: the winter is harsher than he's ever experienced, he's living in the basement of the school, the older of his students treat him poorly and his wages are paltry if and when he ever does get paid.

Age rating: 7+ (PG)
Runtime: 1h 40m

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Related Genres: ComedyDrama
Related Tags: PsychologyTeacher
Country of origin: Canada
Available to watch on: Free Services
Original Release Date: Jun 23, 1977