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"Blackboard Jungle"
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* A shock story of today's high school hoodlums!
* I'm a teacher. My pupils are the kind you don't turn your back on, even in class!
* The Most Startling Picture In Years!
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TITLE :  Blackboard Jungle
DIRECTOR :  Richard Brooks

STARRING :  Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Sidney Poitier, Vic Morrow, Louis Calhern, Margaret Hayes, John Hoyt, Richard Kiley.
"Blackboard Jungle" is the controversial high school film about juvenile delinquency that stirred emotions & shook audiences in the 50's. Ford is the new teacher in town. Poitier & Morrow are the rebellious hoods out to disrupt his classroom & send him packing. This was the first major studio film to look closely at student teacher conflicts & is best remembered today for its opening credit sequence, which features the Bill Haley classic "Rock Around the Clock". Solid performances from all cast members make "Blackboard Jungle" a must-see film.
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The Principal [DVD](1987) DVD
A "bottom of the barrel" inner city high school has finally met its match when Jim Belushi is assigned as the new principal. With the help of security guard Louis Gossett, Jr. and a Louisville Slugger in hand, he tries to run the drug dealers out of the halls. Also stars Rae Dawn Chong, Esai Morales. 112 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Surround, French; Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish; trailers.

Stand And Deliver [DVD](1987) DVD
Edward James Olmos delivers a bravura performance in the true story of Jamie Escalante, a Colombian-born engineer who left the business world to teach the youth of L.A.'s barrio slums and uses unorthodox methods to inspire them to learn. Winning drama co-stars Lou Diamond Phillips, Andy Garcia. 105 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby mono; scene access.

Dangerous Minds [DVD](1995) DVD
A compelling true story starring Michelle Pfeiffer as Louanne Johnson, a hard-nosed ex-Marine who takes a job teaching English to smart but underachieving kids in an inner-city school. Pfeiffer draws on her background to educate the kids on topics ranging from martial arts to the poetry of Dylan Thomas while battling gang members and a strict principal. With George Dzundza. 99 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital Surround; music video; scene access.

The Faculty [DVD](1998) DVD
Director Robert Rodriguez and scripter Kevin Williamson blend "The Breakfast Club" and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" for this creepy sci-fi tale about a small-town Ohio high school whose teachers and staff begin acting strangely. A small group of students discovers that the adults are the first victims of an alien invasion. Well-made chiller stars Elijah Wood, Laura Harris, Robert Patrick, Piper Laurie and Bebe Neuwirth. 105 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; theatrical trailer; scene access.

Controversial Classics [DVD] DVD
Seven-disc set includes "I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang," "Fury," "Blackboard Jungle," "Bad Day at Black Rock," "A Face in the Crowd," "Advise and Consent," and "The Americanization of Emily,"

Teachers [DVD](1984) DVD
Nick Nolte is a weary high school instructor trying to make sense of an educational system gone haywire in this seriocomic look at a modern "blackboard jungle." His one-time idealism long gone, Nolte becomes caught between his desire to help his students and a request to lie to protect a school board embroiled in a lawsuit. Great supporting cast includes JoBeth Williams, Judd Hirsch, Richard Mulligan, Ralph Macchio, Laura Dern, and Morgan Freeman. 107 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, French Dolby Digital stereo, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish.

Blackboard Jungle [DVD](1955) DVD
Richard Brooks' gritty look at life inside the inner-city high school stars Glenn Ford as the earnest teacher determined to reach his hood students. Great support from Sidney Poitier, Anne Francis, Vic Morrow, Louis Calhern; soundtrack includes historic film debut of "Rock Around the Clock." 100 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; audio commentary; theatrical trailer; bonus short "Blackboard Jumble" (1957).

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Blackboard Jungle
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