PG-13 | | Drama
Chuck wants to leave home but can't make the grade for boarding school. Then he finds out the disfigured recluse living nearby is an ex-teacher.
Harrison Ford, Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid, Tom Hanks, and Robin Williams were considered for the role of Justin McLeod.
Mr. William McDowell:
Why didn't you just go to the mother and make sure that Charles had told her about the tutoring?
McLeod: If I... you've never taught, have you, Mr. McDowell?
Mr. William McDowell: Taught? No.
McLeod: You can't teach a thing without giving away your trust.
Mr. William McDowell: I don't think I follow.
McLeod: Let's ...
Meg's braces are wrong for the time period (summer 1968) when the movie was supposed to take place. She should be wearing braces the were steel bands that wrapped around each tooth with a wire bracket on the front of the band. Meg has braces that are used today, which are a bracket glued to the tooth to hold the wire that straighten the teeth. The newer method didn't start to be used until around 1980.