Why Shoot the Teacher (1977)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Rural Drama  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |  
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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).

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against-the-system, coming-of-age, education, loneliness, school, slice-of-life, small-town, student, teacher, wilderness