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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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Mary Benton
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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
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Toni Nichelle Buzhardt ...
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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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Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$84,919,401 (USA)
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Trivia

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: You asked me once how I was gonna save your life. This is it. This moment.
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Teenage Mutant Milk-Caused Hurdles (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

THIS IS THE LIFE
Written by Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Kris Bell
Performed by Wendy & Lisa
Courtesy of ZTT Records Ltd.
Produced by Trevor Horn
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As Good As It Gets
15 August 2002 | by (WestCoast) – See all my reviews

For anyone who's lived the life portrayed in this movie are the only one's who truly know it's essence and value. For those who call it 'questionable' apparently haven't lived life outside of a plastic bubble. Dangerous Minds is an excellent adaption in its own and holds many memories for me and for others as well. I can't imagine someone not taking to this film. and being infinitely inspired. People tend to forget where movies originate from, they mainly based on real events and real life itself and what life is really about. I'll never forget what this movie has taught me and what it won't ever let me forget. Dangerous Minds is about love, hate, fear, and strength. Dangerous Minds is about life.


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