The Dollar Bottom

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  • G
  • 1980
  • 33 min
  • 6.5  (35)

This 1980 fictional British short film took home an Academy Award for Best Short Subject. In the picture, a group of young British schoolboys decides to fight back against corporal punishment at their school by creating a surprisingly detailed insurance scheme that will pay off students who are caned by their teachers. What begins as a silly idea quickly becomes hugely profitable for the boys, as they seek to have their company listed on the stock market. While comedic, the film paints a telling portrait of what - if any - place physical punishment in schools has in a modern society.

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This 1980 fictional British short film took home an Academy Award for Best Short Subject. In the picture, a group of young British schoolboys decides to fight back against corporal punishment at their school by creating a surprisingly detailed insurance scheme that will pay off students who are caned by their teachers. What begins as a silly idea quickly becomes hugely profitable for the boys, as they seek to have their company listed on the stock market. While comedic, the film paints a telling portrait of what - if any - place physical punishment in schools has in a modern society.
  • Release Date
    1980
  • MPAA Rating
    G
  • Runtime
    33 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (35)