R | | Comedy, Drama
A well meaning but burned-out high school teacher tries to maintain order against the backdrop of a pending lawsuit against his school district when it comes to light they gave a diploma to an illiterate student.
The movie featured Morgan Freeman, in an early film role, as school defense lawyer Al Lewis. Freeman would go on to play a teacher in Lean on Me (1989).
All right, if you're not here, speak up.
As Alex and Eddie discuss the stolen car and Eddie returning to take a remedial reading class, Alex's coat and hair change from zipped and combed, to unzipped and messy in one series of dialog, then back to zipped and combed at the end of the scene.
$7,013,366 (USA) (8 October 1984)