Teachers (1984)

In this film, Alex is a middle-aged high-school teacher who attempts to contribute to the lives of his students while playing politics between them and the school system. The plot includes a lawsuit filed against the school for allowing an… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 5, 1984
DVD Release Date: August 28, 2007
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

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.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

An insult to real teachers with very few truths.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

It's too often painfully obvious in its implications and heavy-handed in its delivery, but that's countered by the assembly of an exceptional cast as well as the prevalence of themes that remain relevant to this day.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A spunky, outrageous comedy which aims to entertain and at the same time shed some light on what really matters in education.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

involving tribute to everyone who teaches

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This is the worst portrayal of a high school I've ever seen, and none of the actors were good either, which was surprising since there are many good actors… More
nefnie lee
I can't believe that more people haven't seen this little gem from 1984. A decent storyline with a strong cast and good sountrack. It's funny,… More
Dean McKenna
This satire on American high schools doesn't really hit the spot, despite its wonderful cast. Madcap humour is all very well, but only if you've got… More
Jonny Crumley
Good satire of the 80's US school system. Nick Nolte leads a great cast, which includes a young Laura Dern, and the Karate Kid, Ralph Macchio. Being a… More
Matthew Liptak
This movie is a plethora of 80's actors including a nude Jobeth Williams and just off the Karate Kid movies Macchio minus Morgan Freeman and has the… More