GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka (1999)





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Tohru Fujisawa's popular manga about a wildly irreverent high school teacher comes to the screen in this live-action comedy drama. Eikichi Onizuka (Takashi Sorimachi), who barely earned his teaching degree at a second-rate college, rolls into Horobonai, a small rural town in Northern Japan on his motorcycle to take a job as a substitute instructor. Ever since the closing of the local theme park, Horobonai has fallen into an economic tailspin, and many of the town's teenagers have sunk into a deep depression. Onizuka, however, isn't the sort of person who respects the town's newly somber personality; willing to mouth off to both his students and his superiors, Onizuka isn't much of a teacher, but he knows how to get people interested, and soon his brash style (and willingness to kick a few butts) brings new life to Horobonai. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Animation , Art House & International , Comedy
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While Takashi Sorimachi is as charismatic as ever in the titular role, the movie doesn't contain the spirit of the outstanding drama that preceded it or its popular manga source material, and is likely to leave a bad taste in the mouths of Onizuka fans who were happy with the original ending,

Matthew Castaneda
Matthew Castaneda

It really lacked the goofy fun of the anime, and it tried too hard to get the "message" across rather than having interesting characters and being entertaining.

Zack Tarleton
Zack Tarleton

Very much the same plot line as Salaryman Kintaro. I prefer Salaryman. Dubbing was lame or maybe just the dialog itself. It played too much like a manga. Underpants are not funny to Americans. Not very intellectual for being a movie about a Great Teacher.

mike dudley
mike dudley

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