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11 November 1986 (USA) See more »
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Directed by
Eric Laneuville 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles Eric Johnson 

Produced by
Howard Lipstone .... executive producer
Linda Otto .... producer
Jerram A. Swartz .... associate producer
Original Music by
Herbie Hancock 
Cinematography by
Isidore Mankofsky 
Film Editing by
Robin Wilson 
Production Design by
Jeffrey L. Goldstein 
Costume Design by
Rona Lamont 
Makeup Department
Rick Jones .... key makeup artist
Production Management
F.A. Miller .... production manager
Sound Department
Craig Busch .... cable man
Mark Friedgen .... supervising sound editor
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fran Allgood .... set costumer
Other crew
Anne Carr .... production assistant
Anne Carr .... set medic
Blaine G. Houserman .... assistant production accountant
Laura Petticord .... production assistant
Dorothy Sidwell .... production coordinator

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Also Known As:
"Hard Lessons" - USA (video title)
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USA:100 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Loved It!!!!, 21 November 2014
Author: Alexander Wynn from los angeles

1st time I saw this film was this year, and I was very impressed with Denzel's performance in this tribute. I enjoy watching old movies every now and then, but I wasn't expecting this to be as good as it actually was! Have told a lot of friends about the #YoungDenzel and his performance. "Don't believe me just watch". This tribute to McKenna was written well and the scenes we shot pretty well. Lynn Whitfield did a great job supporting Denzel, but when isn't she great?! Denzel did a great job showing the frustration & passion of a man caring about his school and students. Very Good! Lynn could have def had some more lines in this film, but she did have enough lines to feel the movie from the "supportive wife's" point of view.

As I write this review I'm getting the urge to watch "Devil in a Blue Dress", may just have to do that later!


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