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One Eight Seven (1997)

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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?


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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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 »


[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 school story to think about !!
1 April 2002 | by (Riehen, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

This great movie makes us thinking how to manage school problems and violence in the family or in our society. A very realistic film well packed as a thriller and with excellent actors . Why didn´t won Samuel Jackson the Oscar for his top performance? I was not bored from the start to the end. There were many plots and I recommend this film to everybody. I saw it already twice so don't miss it. I gave 8/10.

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