We enjoyed this movie very much. Sidney Poitier is a great actor, and he didn't disappoint here. Mark Thackeray, an out-of-work engineer turns to teaching in London's tough East End. Where other teachers before him have failed, Thackeray finds the way to reach the unruly graduating class. He teaches them about respect, for oneself and for others. We watched the students being transformed into young adults who cared about their lives and had hope for the future. We found this to be a moving, sometimes humorous, sometimes sad story, but in the end we cheered for the outcome. I recommend this movie for teens and adults.