Why Shoot the Teacher? (1977)

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Based on the novel by Max Braithwaite, this film follows the trials of young schoolteacher Max Brown (Bud Cort) as he travels to Saskatchewan to serve as a teacher in a one-room, small-town schoolhouse. Struggling with the hardships presented by the Depression, the local townsfolk prove to be unfriendly, until Max meets up with housewife Alice Field (Samantha Eggar). ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Comedy
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Cast

Bud Cort

as Max Brown
Samantha Eggar

as Alice Field
Chris Wiggins

as Lyle Bishop
Gary Reineke

as Harris Montgomery
John Friesen

as Dave McDougall
Norma West

as Mrs. Bishop
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