Why Shoot the Teacher?

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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

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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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