To Sir, With Love

To Sir, With Love
To Sir, With Love




103 minutes





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Though it's often suggested that problems in schools are a recent development, this groundbreaking 60s drama underlines that classroom aggravation and failing grades have always been an issue. Mark Thackeray (Poitier) is the black engineer who takes on a job teaching 16-year-olds in a tough London school. His predominantly white pupils are destined for society's scrapheap and they turn their resulting hatred for authority - and their personal prejudices - against him. Undeterred, Thackeray confronts the teens head on, throwing out conventional education methods for a crash course in surviving the adult world.

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Instances of mild bad language.

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