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

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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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11 August 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

My Posse Don't Do Homework  »

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£5,003,433 (UK) (23 February 1996)
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Originally entitled "My Posse Don't Do Homework", the name of the book from which this true story was taken. 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

Louanne: What should i tell them? If they dont want to die remember to knock?
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Gabriel Byrne/Alanis Morissette (1995) See more »

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THIS IS THE LIFE
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Many comments insist that the plot of this movie is overdone. While the "Inspirational Teacher" outline has been used many times before, Dangerous Minds approaches it from an entirely different angle. Michelle Pfieffer's character's connection with the students is strong and a pleasure to watch. The issues covered in the film are shown in a straight and realistic way, and are not glazed over by Hollywood magic. Maybe it isn't my favorite movie, but I recommend you give it a chance. Worth seeing.

***1/2 out of *****


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