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Why Shoot the Teacher

3.4 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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A young graduate from the east of Canada gets a teaching job in a prairie school. He is lonely and disconnected. He is drawn to a married woman. In the end he begins to connect and is successful.

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  • Actors: Burt Cort; Samantha Eggar; Chris Wiggins; Gene Reineke
  • Directors: Silvio Narizzano
  • Writers: James DeFelice; Max Braithwaite
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Studio: Synergy Ent
  • DVD Release Date: October 30, 2008
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001JP64VO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,472 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Why Shoot the Teacher" on IMDb

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Based on a true story, this lovely film is only available in this fairly poor quality recording - but that takes nothing away from the tale. Innocent young man goes to deepest country Canada from Toronto in the 20's to teach at the village school. He encounters harsh conditions that are really beyond his imagination. The dower community treat him in the same hard way they treat each other. Nevertheless he succeeds to complete his 1st year - and we are told at the end he goes back for two further years. I laughed and cried and really enjoyed the film.
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This is a wonderful film. Even after reading the warnings from other viewers, I sent for WHY SHOOT THE TEACHER thinking I could deal with it's imperfections but found I couldn't. It's of such poor quality, I had the stop watching after a few minutes, it was just too distracting. Pity, it's a film that deserves to be in every serious DVD collection.
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I was so looking forward to seeing this film again after many years, but the quality of transfer to DVD is very poor. It is like watching a cheap pirate videocassette in 1981. I literally cannot see what is happening on screen at some points. I have yet to finish watching the film.
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This is a lovely film which I first saw years ago. I was very excited to see it was now available on DVD. However prospective buyers should know that the quality of the transfer is extremely poor. Neither the picture nor the sound is to an acceptable standard.
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I enjoyed this film, not so much for the acting and story as for the setting of Saskatchewan even though it was filmed in Southern Alberta. It brought back lots of memories of the one room school, poor heating, strict discipline, the strap and single teacher falling in love. All very common. Very accurate depiction of life on the prairie. A couple of Nobel prize winners and many successful people came out of such an education.
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One of the best Canadian-made movies ever made. A gripping, sometimes humorous tale, about the true story of a teacher in a one-room teacher in Saskatchewan during the harshest years of the Depression of the 1930s. Every teacher will enjoy this one with its humorous and various incidents.
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