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Dangerous Minds -- A former Marine uses unconventional methods to teach troubled teens.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
LouAnne Johnson (book)
Ronald Bass (screenplay)
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Release Date:
11 August 1995 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
She Broke The Rules... And Changed Their Lives.
Plot:
An ex-Marine turned teacher struggles to connect with her students in an inner city school. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
5 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Different See more (81 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michelle Pfeiffer ... Louanne Johnson

George Dzundza ... Hal Griffith

Courtney B. Vance ... Mr. George Grandey

Robin Bartlett ... Mrs. Carla Nichols
Beatrice Winde ... Mary Benton

John Neville ... Waiter

Lorraine Toussaint ... Irene Roberts

Renoly Santiago ... Raul Sanchero

Wade Dominguez ... Emilio Ramirez

Bruklin Harris ... Callie Roberts

Marcello Thedford ... Cornelius Bates
Roberto Alvarez ... Gusmaro Rivera
Richard Grant ... Durrell Benton
Marisela Gonzales ... Angela
Toni Nichelle Buzhardt ... Nikki
Norris Young ... Kareem
Rahman Ibraheem ... Big 'G'
Desire Galvez ... Taiwana
Wilson Limpo ... Roderick
Raymond Grant ... Lionel Benton
Veronica Robles ... Stephanie
Michael Archuleta ... Oso
Deshanda Carter ... Tanyekia
Ebony Jerido ... Deanne
Brandi Younger ... Grip
Asia Minor ... Pam

Karina Arroyave ... Josy

Paula Garcés ... Alvina

Ivan Sergei ... Huero
Mark Prince Edwards ... P J
Ismael Archuleta ... Lalo
Skye Bassett ... Jody
Gaura Vani Buchwald ... Warlock (as Gaura Buchwald)
Cynthia Avila ... Mrs. Sanchero
Roman Cisneros ... Mr. Sanchero (as Roman J. Cisneros)

Camille Winbush ... Tyeisha Roberts
Al Israel ... Mr. Santiego
Brian Anthony ... Joey
Jason Gutman ... Adam

Lara Spotts ... Dianna

Danny Strong ... Student
Boris Vaks ... Student
Irene Olga López ... Woman #1 / School Office
Jeff Feringa ... Librarian #1
Sarah Marshall ... Librarian #2
Freez Luv ... Security Guard (as Freez-Luv)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rico E. Anderson ... Teacher (uncredited)

Janette Andrade ... Student / Gang Member (uncredited)
Nathan Bexton ... (uncredited)
J. Neil Bloomer ... Extra (uncredited)
Kim Giancaterino ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Sarah Krasner ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Bernave V. Martinez ... Security Guard (uncredited)
William Peña ... (uncredited)

Victor Togunde ... (uncredited)

Directed by
John N. Smith 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
LouAnne Johnson (book "My Posse Don't Do Homework")

Ronald Bass (screenplay)

Produced by
Jerry Bruckheimer .... producer
Lucas Foster .... executive producer
Kate Guinzburg .... executive producer
Sandra Rabins .... executive producer
Don Simpson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lisa Coleman  (as Wendy & Lisa)
Wendy Melvoin  (as Wendy & Lisa)
 
Cinematography by
Pierre Letarte (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Tom Rolf 
 
Casting by
Bonnie Timmermann 
 
Production Design by
Donald Graham Burt 
 
Art Direction by
Nancy Patton 
 
Set Decoration by
Catherine Mann 
 
Costume Design by
Bobbie Read 
 
Makeup Department
Marietta Carter-Narcisse .... key makeup artist
Carolyn Ferguson .... hair stylist
Robert L. Stevenson .... key hair stylist
Sheila Evers .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Kris Ravetto .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Peter Bogart .... unit production manager
Kim Boyle .... production supervisor
Mike Stenson .... executive in charge of production: Walt Disney Studios (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerry Grandey .... first assistant director
Jessica Kreps .... second second assistant director
Carlos Ramírez .... dga trainee
Eric Wall .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Tim Ackers .... stand-by painter
Carol Decarr .... on-set dresser
Bruce Di Valerio .... construction coordinator
Tracy Farrington .... property master
William Galloway .... second assistant props
Bobby Joe Garren .... greensman
Robert Loyal Good .... assistant property master
George E. Hanson .... paint foreman
Jeff L. Johnson .... propmaker gangboss
Steve Perea .... labor foreman
Michele Tedlis Sorbo .... art department coordinator (as Michele Tedlis)
Philip Toolin .... set designer
Jerry Wax .... lead man
Elixandro Diaz Jr. .... plaster foreman (uncredited)
Jonathan Mikita .... painter (uncredited)
Victor M. Shannon .... plasterer (uncredited)
Doug E. Williams .... construction foreman: Santa Cruz (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Petra Bach .... adr supervisor
Jeff Clark .... sound editor
Terrance Emerson .... boom operator (as Terry Emerson)
Thomas Giordano .... cable person
Michael Herbick .... sound re-recording mixer
John Leveque .... adr editor
Robert J. Litt .... sound re-recording mixer
James Moriana .... foley walker
David M. Ronne .... sound mixer
John Stacy .... supervising sound editor
Elliot Tyson .... sound re-recording mixer
David Behle .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Allen Hurd .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Jack Keller .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Bruno Roussel .... assistant sound engineer (uncredited)
Janelle Showalter .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Gregg Silk .... assistant sound engineer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Darrell Pritchett .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Jay Caputo .... stunts
Bernie Pock .... stunt coordinator
Bernie Pock .... stunt student
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Aredas .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Linda R. Chen .... still photographer
Andrea Chesney .... second assistant camera
Frank Del Boccio .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Lawrence J. Escobedo .... grip
Raymond Gonzales .... lamp operators
Michael M. Krevitt .... key grip
Víctor Pérez .... assistant chief lighting technician
Andy Ryan .... rigging gaffer
Lydia Smith .... film loader
Chris Squires .... camera operator
Tom Stern .... chief lighting technician
Rodney Taylor .... first assistant camera
Joseph D. Urbanczyk .... camera operator: "b" camera
Charles W. Wayt .... dolly grip
Thomas D. Wazney .... best boy grip
Paul Jacobsen .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Sandi Sissel .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Alison E. McBryde .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yvette Ammon .... costumer
Gala Autumn .... costume supervisor
Alexandra Balahoutis .... assistant costumer
Rhona Myers .... key costumer
Rhona Meyers .... costumer (uncredited)
Romeo Pompa .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Andi Kasen Bergman .... first assistant editor
Richard Conkling .... apprentice film editor
Vicki Hiatt .... associate editor
Bob Putynkowski .... color timer
Mike Boggio .... editorial intern (uncredited)
Gabriel Wrye .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
Gina Zappala .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Gregory Bartlett .... assistant location manager
Barry Gremillion .... location manager
Jonathan Shedd .... location manager
Kai Thorup .... location scout
 
Music Department
Bob Badami .... music editor
Tim Mosley .... song producer
Kathy Nelson .... music supervisor
Carmen Rizzo .... consultant: musical score
Cedra Walton .... music consultant
Alex Gibson .... music editor (uncredited)
Denise Okimoto .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Stephen A. Latina .... transportation captain
Tom F. Thomas .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Noel Bermudez .... production accountant
Elijah Bryant .... swing persons
Robert Burgos .... acting coach
Robert Dawson .... title designer
Andrew Form .... assistant: Jerry Bruckheimer
Gabriela Gutentag .... unit publicist
Connie Johnson .... production associate
Todd Marrero .... assistant: Don Simpson
June Samson .... script supervisor
Karen Shaw .... production coordinator
Leslie Shevick .... production assistant
Carmen Wasil .... first aid
Barbara Williams .... assistant production coordinator
John Zarchen .... assistant acting coach
Grant Axton .... production assistant (uncredited)
Vanessa Bendetti .... production assistant (uncredited)
Tim Monich .... dialect coach (uncredited)
Lorielle New .... photo double (uncredited)
Lorielle New .... stand-in (uncredited)
Rick Scheil .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Joan Wellman .... assistant production coordinator: San Francisco (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
99 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Michelle Pfeiffer was pregnant during production. Although shot out of sequence like most films, it becomes apparent when methods are used to hide the actress' stomach. Methods such as long skirts and bulky sweaters along with scenes where Pfeiffer is shown carrying large objects were used.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Raul gets dragged away by the police from his fight with Emilio you can see that his ponytail is ruined, but in the next shot when they got out of the school his ponytail was back.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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15 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Different, 12 May 2002

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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Okay, why was the guy playing Emilio like 30 years old?? MovieGirl1977
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So she pretty much teaches 1 class a day at this school? VaZoris
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