One Eight Seven (1997)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dave Childress
Ellen Henry
Cesar Sanchez (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
Principal Garcia
Rita Martinez
Benny Chacon
Larry Hyland
Jonah Rooney ...
Stevie Littleton
Ebony Monique Solomon ...
Barsek (as Yannis Bogris)
Martha Velez ...
Mrs. Chacon


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

30 July 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

187  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


187 is the police code in California for homicide. See more »


When Cesar is walking alone and sees the dog, he says "stupid gato", which means stupid cat, not dog. This could just be because he is high as a kite though. See more »


[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 »


Features Jenny Jones (1991) See more »


Fractal Zoom
Written and Performed by Brian Eno
Courtesy of Opal Records/Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Now I work as a "sub" and I watched the film again...
29 August 2005 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

I saw this film a bunch of times years ago, back when I bought it. I liked it a lot. Now I am older and I'm working as a "sub", just like Mr. G. So I came to think of this film again, and now I've just finished watching it again. It is excellent. Even though conditions are not _that_ extreme here in Denmark, there are still a lot of similarities, and I feel with Mr. G. I'm a little bit closer to understanding what is going on in his head. I think this film does an excellent job in portraying its characters. The conflict and the subject of teacher/student relationship are brilliantly described. Furthermore, all of the actors, and Samuel L. Jackson in particular, are doing great jobs. What I also notice watching it again is the absolutely beautiful camera-technical and lighting effects.

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