About the film
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Why Shoot the Teacher?
Release Date: June 23, 1977
|Slogan||:||«"Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to someone else!"»|
|Production Companies||:||Lancer Productions Limited, Fraser Films, Canadian Film Development Corporation (CFDC), Famous Players|
|Writers||:||James Defelice, Max Braithwaite|
It's the winter of 1935 and Max Brown is newly arrived in Willowgreen, Saskatchewan - a rural Canadian prairie town - on his first teaching job in a one room schoolhouse. He quickly realizes that this is not a dream situation: the winter is harsher than he's ever experienced, he's living in the basement of the school, the older of his students treat him poorly and his wages are paltry if and when he ever does get paid.