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The Water Is Wide (2006)

TV Movie100 min.Drama
BUDGET
$2MM (estimated)
AWARDS
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See all »
SUMMARY
Pat Conroy, an ambitious, slightly rebellious idealistic teacher accepts Bennington county, SC's school board superintendent's offer to teach the all-black kids of the pauper fishery community on Yamacrew Island. Staffless 'head' mistress Brown incarnates stupidity and blind rule obedience, her didactic skills consisting in scolding and spanking her students. Pat moves heaven and earth to motivate and educate, but after finally getting through to pupils and parents is refused contract renewal by the arch-conservative authorities. Written By KGF Vissers  Less

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