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White students are bussed into an all black school in this powerful drama. Quincy Davis ([[Performer~P42888~Calvin Lockhart~calvinlockhart]]) is the dedicated black English teacher who leaves an all white school to teach in the inner city. Lloyd Wilkerson ([[Performer~P47864~John McLiam~johnmcliam]]) is the disciplinary principal who manages the institution like a prison. He tells Quincy point blank that his main job is to keep the peace in a potentially explosive situation. Sherry ([[Performer~P68293~Patricia Stich~patriciastich]]) is stripped in the locker room while Douglas ([[Performer~P3197~Jeff Bridges~jeffbridges]]) is repeatedly beaten up but refuses to give up or give in to the mob. The white minorities are constantly harassed by the mob lead by the militant J.T. Watson ([[Performer~P74995~James A. Watson Jr.~jamesawatsonjr]]). Lerone ([[Performer~P260606~Dewayne Jesse~dewaynejesse]]) is helped with his reading by Lloyd, and improves his skills by reading Lady Chatterly's Lover. The after-school reading program soon becomes popular to the students, who find new appreciation for literary pursuits. Watch for an early appearance from [[Performer~P107886~Rob Reiner~robreiner]], later to achieve sitcom stardom as Meathead on [[Feature~V174762~All in the Family~allinthefamily[tvseries]]] and become one of Hollywood's best directors. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

Cast

Calvin Lockhart
as Quincy Davis
Janet MacLachlan
as Lorraine Nash
Jeff Bridges
as Douglas
Rob Reiner
as Leaky Couloris
Patricia Stich
as Sherry Vaughn
John McLiam
as Lloyd Wilkerson
Ed Asner
as McKay
Lou Frizzell
as Stewart
Helen Kleeb
as Rita
Luther Whitsett
as Fowler
Maye Henderson
as Mrs. Taylor
Barry Brown
Alex Clarke
Paris Earl
Randy Fredericks
Arline Hamlin
Kim Manners
Gary Tigerman
Roy Jenson
as Harry Greco
DeWayne Jessie
as Lerone Johnson

Crew

Paul Bogart
Director
Walter Mirisch
Producer
Herbert Hirschman
Producer
John Herman Shaner
Screenwriter
Al Ramrus
Screenwriter
Burnett Guffey
Cinematographer
Dave Grusin
Composer (Music Score)
Norman Gimbel
Songwriter
Bud Molin
Editor
Addison Hehr
Art Director
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