A seemingly stable and thoughtful teacher who hasn't been in a
classroom in 25 years is called back as substitute teacher in a
suburban high school. Having been in high school himself 30
years prior, it couldn't have changed that much. Or so he thinks.
What he isn't ready for is the surreal world of the modern day
high school. Violence, insubordination, fear of lawsuits by
students and textbooks held back by religious fanatics is enough
to push any teacher to (or over) the edge. What the students of
his Donner High detention class, the most troubled in the
school, are not ready for are Mr. Walmsley and his twisted and
deranged solution to the problems of modern day teaching. This
superb black comedy/mystery will make you question your own
view of today's education problems.
Positive ID (1988), Detention (1998)