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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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Mrs. Carla Nichols
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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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11 August 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

My Posse Don't Do Homework  »

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Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

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$84,919,401 (USA)
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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

Louanne: What should i tell them? If they dont want to die remember to knock?
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Gabriel Byrne/Alanis Morissette (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

FOUR PLAY
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Written by George Clinton (as George Clinton Jr.), Glenn Goins, Bootsy Collins
Performed by Fred Wesley and the Horny Horns
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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very nice
12 February 2007 | by (Morocco) – See all my reviews

Well..for me it was very interesting to watch a movie like because it shows how a bright person can change a ''dangerous mind'' and make them active rather than rejecting them and drive them to the streets selling drugs and the likes...the ideas is this movie were very awesome and hitting on the core of the American society in the early 90's,so that it criticizes the whole daily life in an inner city as a prototype...family,relationships,fear,fights,power,those are some of the crucial themes the movie .Actually, the teacher did a good job with the collaboration and curiosity of those students,because they feel that there is something special about the new teacher which they lacked with the previous one and also because she gave them more freedom and behaved toward them as friends not students,,,:) well done teacher!!!


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