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Teachers In Film - Part 2
"If you think back on the people who have really influenced you in your life, it's a safe bet that at least one of them was a teacher. Let's look at the way that teachers, of all levels, are portrayed in film."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
(1990) Detective John Kimble needs to track down the ex-wife of a drug dealer, so that she can testify against him in court. However she doesn't really want to be found, so Kimble must go undercover as a teacher at the school where they think her son attends.
Beverly Hills Cop
(1980) The teachers at this school for the performing arts teach their students much more than just 'The Three Rs'. When they graduate from this school they might be well on their way to becoming an actor, a singer, or a dancer. They just might 'light up the sky like a flame!'
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(1999) This teacher is mean and cruel, and is the only thing standing in the way of Leane's becoming valedictorian. Unfortunately Leane will lose her scholarship to Harvard if she isn't named valedictorian, so she's got to get this woman to relent. When appealing to her better nature doesn't work, things escalate and before anyone knows what's going on, Leane and her friends have the woman tied to her bed, with only 48 hours to make her see reason.
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Terms of Endearment
Teaching Mrs. Tingle
(1989) Both father and son are university professors - the younger is a professor of Archaeology, while the elder is a professor of Medieval Literature, 'the one the students hope that they don't get'. Together they set off on an adventure to find a religious artifact, before the Nazis can get their hands on it.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones - The Early Years
(1997) He was a janitor at MIT, with an incredible gift for mathematics. Unfortunately he also had a history of severe abuse, which resulted in a lot of anger,and inadequate social skills. It was one of the professors at the university who discovered his gift, and who hooked him up with the therapist who was able to help him overcome his past.
Dead Poets Society
The Paper Chase
Good Will Hunting
(2002) She was a cold, no-nonsense principal, who possessed very little of the Christmas spirit, until an unexpected suitor taught her to see the magic. Of course we all knew long before she did that Scott Calvin was really Santa Claus, and that she was the woman he was hoping would fill the role of Mrs. Claus.
The Santa Clause 2
The Santa Claus
It's A Wonderful Life
A Christmas Story
(1997) Professor Philip Brainard is a very forgetful man. He's so forgetful that he's actually missed his own wedding, three times. He's also a very brilliant man, and this green, super-bouncy, flying substance that he's invented may well be what's needed to save Mefield College, where he teaches, from financial ruin.
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(1969) Etta Place is a school teacher whose boyfriend is a bandit. When the law pursues them a little too vigorously, her boyfriend and his partner set off to South America to 'start again'. Reluctant to let go of the only excitement that she's ever known (because you certainly can't get it from teaching!), she goes with them.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Year of Living Dangerously
(1995) Her previous job of teaching Marines was easy compared to her new gig teaching teenagers in an inner-city school. So she had to resort to some pretty unconventional approaches to get past their attitude and social issues, to the burning intelligence that lay beneath the fašade.
Scent of a Woman
To Sir With Love
The Breakfast Club
(1982) Helen was a college teacher, whose short-lived affair with one of her 'gradual students', ended with the unfortunate death of her son Walter. This is a story of a very unusual family that seemed to have more than its fair share of tragedy. Robin Williams did an amazing job of blending comedy and drama, in this movie based on a John Irving novel.
The Paper Chase
Dead Poets Society
The Hotel New Hampshire
The World According to Garp
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Compiled Jun 28 12