Teacher, Teacher (1969)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Teacher, Teacher was originally presented February 5, 1969, as a Hallmark Hall of Fame TV special. David McCallum plays a former schoolteacher, who has wrecked his career through alcoholism and is hoping to make a fresh start as a private tutor. Ossie Davis plays a black handyman with rage to spare over the racial inequities in America. Both men find a new direction in life as they try to communicate with a retarded teenage boy. Written by Allan Sloane, father of a mentally handicapped son, Teacher, Teacher costars Billy Schulman, a 13-year-old from Woodbury, New York, who was selected from 48 retarded youngsters to play the afflicted boy in the story. An almost instinctive actor, Schulman manages the near-impossible task of upstaging both David McCallum and Ossie Davis



alcoholism, teacher, tutor, boy, mental-retardation, Black [race], handyman, discrimination