You Don't Know Shat !?! : The Explosive Generation (1961)
After winning a basketball game, some of the kids pile out to a beach house for a night of dancing and partying, but for one young couple, Janet and Dan (Patty McCormack and Lee Kinsolving), it kicks off a moral dilemma that balloons into a culture clash. Dan convinces Janet to stay the night, and clearly the insinuation is that he wants her to go all the way. The next day at school teacher Peter Gifford (William Shatner) is supposed to prep his class of seniors for college admission and the job market, but instead, at the students urging, they plan to talk about the issues that really matter to them. At the top of the list is sex. When word gets out about what Gifford is up to, the parents freak out and demand his dismissal. He is given one more chance, but unable to let the kids down, Gifford is suspended for his non-conventional lesson plan. Taking matters into their own hands, Dan organizes a protest to get Gifford reinstated.
The Hunter with Steve McQueen, Brian's Song with James Caan, and the infamously weird TV movie Bad Ronald. Looking over Kulick's career, there is a thread that runs throughout, a predilection for films about the oppressed, underdogs, and youths achieving beyond expectations. Certainly, The Explosive Generation kicked off a career focussing on those issues, and Kulick, who had previously only worked in television, did a good job making the leap to the big screen. Apart from the film's subject matter, the other notable portion of The Explosive Generation is the jazzy score by composer Hal Borne. It sets the film apart from other similar features like The Blackboard Jungle which latched onto the emerging rock music trend.
No trailer was available, but here's a nice clip. Netflix users can also find this on Instant Watch.