The Wave (1981)


the-wave“Strength through discipline, strength through community, strength through action! ” – Ben Ross

Number of Times Seen – No clue (in school in the 80’s, TV, cable and 6 May 2015)

Brief Synopsis – A history teacher tries to teach his students about discipline in a very interesting way that is received by students and parents in ways he never imagines

My Take on it – This is a very difficult movie to review while also keeping it spoiler free.

As a kid, we saw this in school at least twice in order to show us how teachers can affect change for better or for worse.

It was originally just a short TV movie, but due to it’s impact, it was used by the series “Afterschool Specials” which was aimed at teenage problems not usually discussed openly.

I had subsequently seen it a few more times over the years and it has left a very lasting impression on me.

This is a MUST see movie for anyone because it is so powerful.

Bottom Line – Excellent movie about how teachers and other authority figures can actually make change amongst their pupils.  Highly Recommended

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Based on the real experience of a high school class in Palo Alto, California in April 1969. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy

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