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This Canadian comedy drama enjoyed great commercial success during the year of its release. The movie, shot entirely in a farming village, recounts the unexpected hardships an idealistic young urban teacher named Max Brown encounters during 1935, when he must relocate to the basement of a one room teacherage in the backwoods in order to obtain his first professional position. He soon discovers that cultural barriers separate him from other people in the tiny community. The plot unfolds as Max struggles to teach academic subjects to his apathetic pupils. Bud Cort and Samantha Eggar star in the popular film.

Why Shoot the Teacher? is an Drama, Comedy movie that was released in 1977 and has a run time of 1 hr 39 min. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2.

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| 1977 | 1 hr 39 min | 7.2/10
Bud Cort, Samantha Eggar, Chris Wiggins, Gary Reineke
Silvio Narizzano
Produced By
Lawrence T Hertzog

Also directed by Silvio Narizzano

Also starring Samantha Eggar