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Arthur Hiller directed this satiric look at contemporary urban high schools, examining disillusioned teachers who try to regain their idealism. Nick Nolte stars as Alex, a teacher at John Fitzgerald Kennedy High School, who was once an idealistic teacher but whose main concern now is sobering up before the next class session. The high school is headed by ineffective principal Mr. Horn (William Schallert) and an imperious vice-principal named Roger (Judd Hirsch). When a recent graduate of the high school sues the school because it graduated him illiterate, Alex finds himself in conflict with… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

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"Someone had another Hospital in mind, and they even hired Arthur Hiller to direct it, but the attempt to merge black humor and strident social commentary seems even more uncertain this time."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"A spunky, outrageous comedy which aims to entertain and at the same time shed some light on what really matters in education."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"involving tribute to everyone who teaches"
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"An insult to real teachers with very few truths."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
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