#49. “Teachers” (1984)
Smart Rating: 62.08Genre: comedy dramaStarring: Nick Nolte, JoBeth Williams, Judd HirschHigh school teacher Alex Jurel (Nick Nolte) has gone from idealistic to pessimistic. His classroom methods come under scrutiny when a former pupil sues him for not ensuring student literacy, and the arrival of Lisa Hammond (JoBeth Williams), the lawyer assigned to the case, only makes things worse -- she’s one of Alex’s former star pupils. When Alex tries to help his other students, he just gets into more trouble with timid principal Horn (William Schallert) and the school board.