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One Eight Seven (1997)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  30 July 1997 (USA)
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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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Cesar Sanchez (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
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Principal Garcia
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Stevie Littleton
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Lakesia
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Barsek (as Yannis Bogris)
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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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Rated R for violence, strong language, drug use and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$5,716,080 (USA) (5 September 1997)
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Nicolas Cage and Gary Sinise were considered for the role of Trevor Garfield. See more »

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Dolly tracks visible when the dead dog is taken away by the ambulance. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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 Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

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Pregao
Written by Francisco Ribeiro (as Francisco Manuel Pires Ribeiro)
Performed by Madredeus
Courtesy of Blue Note Records, a Division of Capitol Records, Inc.
Under License from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Good treatment of fascinating subject, and with a strong ending
17 December 2000 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Violence in schools is the subject of this bleak, hard-hitting, drama, starring the always reliable Samuel L. Jackson in another great performance who plays a teacher who moves from a tough Brooklyn school after being stabbed repeatedly by a student in the back to an even tougher LA school. 187 is a vastly underrated thriller, intense and gripping throughout, and the ending is powerful and satisfying. 8.5/10.


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