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Dangerous Minds (1995)

An ex-Marine turned teacher struggles to connect with her students in an inner city school.

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6 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Mrs. Carla Nichols
Beatrice Winde ...
Mary Benton
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Waiter
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Irene Roberts
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Callie Roberts
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Cornelius Bates
Roberto Alvarez ...
Gusmaro Rivera
Richard Grant ...
Durrell Benton
Marisela Gonzales ...
Toni Nichelle Buzhardt ...
Nikki
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Storyline

Louanne Johnson is an ex-marine, hired as a teacher in a high-school in a poor area of the city. She has recently separated from her husband. Her friend, also teacher in the school, got the temporary job for her. After a terrible reception from the students, she tries unconventional methods of teaching (using karate, Bob Dylan lyrics etc) to gain the trust of the students. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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She Broke The Rules... And Changed Their Lives.

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Biography | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 August 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

My Posse Don't Do Homework  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,931,503 (USA) (13 August 1995)

Gross:

$84,919,401 (USA)
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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Andy Garcia's scenes as Louanne's love interest were filmed but cut. See more »

Goofs

When Louanne walks in on the first day Nikki (girl in the overalls) is sitting, the next scene she is standing, then back to sitting. See more »

Quotes

Hal Griffith: How'd they get you to stay?
Louanne: They gave me candy and called me their light.
Hal Griffith: That'll do it.
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Connections

Referenced in Our Song (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

PROBLEMS
Written by Anthony Forte
Performed by Rappin' 4-Tay
Courtesy of Chrysalis/EMI Records/Rag Top Records
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A simple and basic statement to its viewers.
30 October 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

As a critic, I have no basis for saying a movie is aesthetically sound or not. However, I believe there is a quality to this movie that deserves to be acknowledged. The fact that so many people are willing to trash the film based on the fact that an Inspirational Teacher Movie just is not real. Says a great deal for the need of a few teachers who fit that bill. Yes there are a few things that are old hat about the movie but you have to appreciate the fact that this movie has an honesty in its simple and basic statement to its viewers.

If you like the choices or not they have to be made. Maybe if a few more people, not just teachers, realized that we don't all live in Emerald City, of Wizard of Oz fame. Some of us actually survive each and everyday. Only to do it all over again in the morning.


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