A Town Torn Apart (1992)

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An unconventional New England principal tries some radical new techniques to reform the high school he is hired at, and ends up the object of great controversy. A true story.

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22 February 2006 | Tulsa_Master
| Mixed Feelings
While an inspiring story, the film is a bit melodramatic; the protagonist is depicted as invariably correct, righteous, and without failings, while his adversaries are simpletons, egocentric or superstitious (or, in any event, simply wrong to oppose him).

On a more nitpicking matter, I found it ironic the producers went to the effort to put an accurate highway directional sign (showing NH State Highways 10 and 119 in the standard "Old Man in the Mountain" profile outline) in the town centre during the opening credits, yet many of the adult natives of the town and essentially all of the children spoke with decidedly uncharacteristic New Hampshire accents -- that is, they knew how to pronounce an "r" unlike most native New Hampshirites; a plurality of the children seemed to speak like hick southerners instead of hick yankees. That the town's name sign (in front of the highway sign in the opening credits) was excessively new and thus obviously a film prop was not as "fake" looking as the fact that the sign was in the town centre instead of at the town border where such signs are normally found.

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Release Date:

30 November 1992



Country of Origin

USA, Canada

Filming Locations

Oakville, Ontario, Canada

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