Teachers (1984) - Rotten Tomatoes

Teachers (1984)




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Movie Info

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 illiterate student to graduate.

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Allen Garfield
as Rosenberg
Lee Grant
as Dr. Burke
Zohra Lampert
as Mrs. Pilikian
Mary Alice
as Linda Ganz
Ellen Crawford
as Social Worker
Terry Ellis
as Tim Hahn
Aaron Freeman
as Brinkman
Ronald Hunter
as Mr. Pilikian
Julia Jennings
as The Blonde
Stephen Mendillo
as Lecture Cop
Jeff Ware
as Malloy
Da Nang McKay
as Wounded Kid
Ray Noch
as Dan Hall
Ron Dean
as Guard
Simon Williams
as Attendant
Paul Zegler
as Attendant
Ken Feil
as Guard
Roy Dean
as Guard
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Critic Reviews for Teachers

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

The idea here was to do for teaching what MASH did for the war. Unfortunately, they've done for schools what General Hospital did for medicine.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

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.

May 14, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

involving tribute to everyone who teaches

August 13, 2005 | Rating: 4/5

An insult to real teachers with very few truths.

October 15, 2004 | Rating: 2/5

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

July 23, 2003 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Teachers

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 in the movie, but I really didn't like this movie.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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 storyline to match. It is full of some pretty good acting and not a bad script. It actually shows some good acting by Nick Nolte and surprisingly the late Richard Mulligan. It probably never went anywhere because the script matches a lot of other 80's movies of the time. Not a bad soundtrack either. Pre Back to the Future Crispin Glover is a nice touch in this.

Matthew Liptak
Matthew Liptak

Super Reviewer

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, it's serious, and it's a little crazy. An interesting mix of comedy and drama.

nefnie lee
nefnie lee

Super Reviewer

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