Why Shoot the Teacher? is a delightful adaptation of the Max Braithwaite novel of the same name. During the great depression, Max (Cort) moves from an urban centre to the fictional prairie town of Willowgreen, Saskatchewan, where he lands the only gig he can find: a teaching position at a ramshackle schoolhouse.
As Max struggles to earn the respect of his students and explores the town’s limited romantic possibilities, his big-city views clash humourously with the rural mentality of the locals. Life in Willowgreen is tough, and Max has to prove he’s even tougher if he’s going to make it through the cold and unforgiving winter.
Winner of the Golden Reel Award for its massive box office success.
Lawrence T Hertzog
Bud Cort, Samantha Eggar, Michael J. Reynolds
Why Shoot the Teacher? is set in Saskatchewan and filmed in Hanna, Alberta.