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To Sir, with Love II (1996)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 7 April 1996
After thirty years teaching in London, Mark Thackeray retires and returns to Chicago. There, however, the challenge of reaching kids in an inner city school proves to be too much to resist.


Peter Bogdanovich


E.R. Braithwaite (characters from book), Philip Rosenberg


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Complete credited cast:
Sidney Poitier ... Mark Thackeray
Christian Payton Christian Payton ... Wilsie Carrouthers
Dana Eskelson ... Evie
Fernando López Fernando López ... Danny Laredo
Casey Lluberes Casey Lluberes ... Rebecca Torrado
Michael Gilio Michael Gilio ... Frankie Davanon
L.Z. Granderson L.Z. Granderson ... Arch Carrouthers
Bernadette Speakes ... LaVerne Mariner (as Bernadette L. Clarke)
Jamie Kolacki Jamie Kolacki ... Stan Cameli
Saundra Santiago ... Louisa Rodgriguez
Cheryl Lynn Bruce ... Emily Taylor
Lulu ... Barbara Pegg
Judy Geeson ... Pamela Dare
Daniel J. Travanti ... Horace Weaver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Beasley ... Greg Emory


After thirty years teaching in London, Mark Thackeray retires and returns to Chicago. There, however, the challenge of reaching kids in an inner city school proves to be too much to resist. Written by Duncan Shine <duncans@telecall.co.uk>

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Release Date:

7 April 1996 (USA) See more »

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To Sir, with Love 2 See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Sidney Poitier's character in A Piece of the Action (1977) conducted the same social experiment that was done in this movie. See more »


Mark Thackeray: What we saw yesterday is that to a considerable extent, we control how we are perceived. "Yo!" Gets you one response, "Excuse me, sir," another. When we address someone with respect, we are more often than likely to GET respect - not always, but more often than you think, and if you're smart, that ought to be enough. Common courtesy - "please", "thank you", "excuse me"... magical words, magical words.
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Follows To Sir, with Love (1967) See more »

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Sidney Poitier once again shines as Mark Thackeray in To Sir, with Love II
29 February 2012 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Just watched this, the TV-movie sequel to To Sir, with Love, on YouTube just now. It begins back in London where Mark Thackeray (Sidney Poitier) retires after 30 years from the high school he taught where we first met him along with his now-former students played once again by Judy Geeson and Lulu. We then see him go to Chicago, my birthtown, where he will now be teaching a new bunch of problem students of various races. Do I get a sense of deja vu here? To be honest, nothing can touch the original in terms of charm and entertainment but Poitier is still a fine actor in his twilight years and the players playing his students this time do have their chance to shine. And this time, we get a little background on what Sir had been doing before that fateful time he first set foot in that English school so that's a plus. Since this was a network production with all that entails concerning standards, there's no realistic-like dialogue which would probably be pretty profane concerning the students but there's still some believability in the way these pupils put themselves out there in talking about themselves. And despite the limited running time with commercials being considered during each fade-in, director Peter Bogdanovich manages to make each scene count. So on that note, To Sir, with Love II is at the least worth a look. And since this is the last day of Black History Month, I probably will take a break from reviewing another film involving African-Americans for a while. But if you like my reviews and are reading this under my username, all I'll say now is watch this space for anything further I may comment on in the future...

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