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One Eight Seven (1997)

After surviving a brutal attack (Instrument used was a board with nails in it) by a student, teacher Trevor Garfield moves from New York to Los Angeles.

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Dave Childress
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Ellen Henry
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Cesar Sanchez (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
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Principal Garcia
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Rita Martinez
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Benny Chacon
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Larry Hyland
Jonah Rooney ...
Stevie Littleton
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Paco
Ebony Monique Solomon ...
Lakesia
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Barsek (as Yannis Bogris)
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Victor
Martha Velez ...
Mrs. Chacon
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High school teacher Trevor Garfield is stabbed by bad-boy student. Fifteen months later, he moves to Los-Angeles to the unruly, predominantly Latino school. He has to tame wolf-like students. Written by Anonymous

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When schools become war zones and both sides start taking casualties, what then?

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, strong language, drug use and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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30 July 1997 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,912,400 (USA) (1 August 1997)

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$5,716,080 (USA) (5 September 1997)
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Trivia

Nicolas Cage and Gary Sinise were considered for the role of Trevor Garfield. See more »

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When Trevor first goes back to Ellen's house after their first date, he pets her dog Jack. Jack stares continuously past Trevor; its obvious he is staring at the trainer who is coaching him. See more »

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school official: Alright, let's go people, let's go. One minute until tardy lock-down... take your hat off, thank you... let's go, let's go. Everybody move inside, move inside... morning Trevor, good morning. Let's go, get inside... let her go! No smoking - I don't smoke, you don't smoke. Let's go people, today's a *good* day to learn.
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A teacher wrote this movie. See more »

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References Kung Fu (1972) See more »

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Spying Glass
Written by Nellee Hooper, Robert Del Naja (as Robert Del Naja), Mushroom Vowles (as Andrew Vowles),
Grant Marshall (as Grantley Marshall) and Horace Hinds
Performed by Massive Attack
Courtesy of Circa Records Ltd./Virgin Records
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Interesting insights into boundaries, and what is going too far.
11 July 2000 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

Samuel L. Jackson is superb in this hard look at the pressure that American Teachers can face. The story begins simply enough, but soon leads us into a jungle of what is right and what is wrong. It encompasses the themes of machismo, gangs, respect and the fallen and tainted profession of teaching. Jackson plays the destroyed Teacher, whose life is torn apart after a serious stabbing by one of his own pupils. It follows his fight to cling on to the only thing he has left in his life, Teaching, but soon that too is torn away from him. Watch for this amazing insight into the state of some American schools and for the complex discussions of right, wrong and what it takes to exact a change.


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