Approved | | Crime, Drama
A new English teacher at a violent, unruly inner-city school is determined to do his job, despite resistance from both students and faculty.
Film debut of Jameel Joseph Farah later to be known as Jamie Farr of M*A*S*H (1972) fame.
The name is Dadier. Mr. Dadier. Pronunciation is very important in English. I would hate to fail anyone who couldn't pronounce my name.
Artie West: Me too, teach?
Richard Dadier: Mr. Dadier.
Artie West: Yeah, sure.
Richard Dadier: Say it. And take your hat off in this classroom.
Artie West: You ever try to fight 35 ...
Before Mr. Dadier enters the principal's office, the top of a movie camera can be seen rolling behind a high window of the office.
"We, in the United States, are fortunate to have a school system that is a tribute to our communities and to our faith in American youth. Today we are concerned with juvenile delinquency -- its causes -- and its effects. We are especially concerned when this delinquency boils over into our schools. The scenes and incidents depicted here are fictional. However, we believe that public awareness is a first step toward a remedy for any problem. Is is in this spirit and with this faith that BLACKBOARD JUNGLE was produced."
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