Black teacher Pete Dixon tries to teach the students at Walt Whitman High to be tolerant. He is assisted by girlfriend and school counselor Liz and student teacher (later teacher) Alice. The students love him.

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Easy going American History teacher Pete Dixon, along with girlfriend Liz McIntyre, cynical principal Seymore Kaufman and idealistic English teacher Alice Johnson, confront the various issues of the day at Walt Whitman High in Los Angeles, California. Among the students are shy Alice, crazy Bernie, militant Jason and genius Richie. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Something funny's going on in Walt Whitman high. Teachers and students are stirring up a storm of comedy. Lloyd Haynes stars.

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The exterior campus shots were all filmed at University High School (Uni) in Los Angeles. Los Angeles High School was only used as the front of the school. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Human Duplicators (1992) See more »

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A classic somewhat ahead of its time
14 January 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This year marks the 35th anniversary of some influential 'bubble gum' shows. One such show marking the anniversary is 'The Brady Bunch'. Another is this underrated chestnut, Room 222.

It was in an integrated setting trying to show the viewing public that with effort and communication, people of all races, religions and nationalities could get along peacefully.

Here, in my opinion, is a classic that merits release of DVD with a group of other underrated classics.

If not for Room 222, there would be no Boston Public.


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