Conrack 1974 (DVD)
White Pat Conroy was born and raised in Beaufort, South Carolina. In
March, 1969 under the Beaufort School District, he starts a job teaching
at a small poor school located on Daufuskie Island, an island in a South
Carolina river delta, the island accessible only by boat. The island is
inhabited exclusively by blacks. He quickly learns that his students, who
have never left the island, lack not only a basic understanding of
academic items such as the alphabet and simple arithmetic, but also of
other basic necessities of life such as personal hygiene. They can't even
pronounce his name, they who call him Conrack. The teachers before
him, including the school principal Mrs. Scott, have always treated the
students as being slow and basically unteachable of academics.
Conrack, a free thinking man, decides to expose his students not only to
the academic subjects, but also to the gamut of life skills from brushing
one's teeth to human anatomy, and some of the fun things in life like
classical music, art, baseball, movies, swimming (despite living on an
island, the islanders live in fear of the river because they don't know
how to swim) and Halloween. He does so with compassion and without
being patronizing. His teaching methods come under question by both
Mrs. Scott and the Beauford School District administration led by its
superintendent, Mr. Skeffington. These differences in viewpoint may
place Conrack's tenure at the school in jeopardy.

CAST

Jon Voight         Jon Voight         ...         Pat Conroy
Paul Winfield         Paul Winfield         ...         Mad Billy
Madge Sinclair         Madge Sinclair         ...         Mrs. Scott (school principal)
Tina Andrews         Tina Andrews         ...         Mary

Runtime:106 min
Country: USA
Language: English
Color: Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

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