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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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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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Stevie Littleton
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Paco
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Lakesia
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Barsek (as Yannis Bogris)
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Victor
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

187  »

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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Trivia

Method Man's first feature film where he wasn't playing himself. See more »

Goofs

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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Features Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

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Release Yo' Delf
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Written by RZA (as Robert Diggs Jr.), Method Man (as Clifford Smith),
Dino Fekaris and Freddie Perren (as Frederick J. Perren)
Performed by Method Man
Mixed by The Prodigy (as Prodigy)
Courtesy of Def Jam Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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What are you gonna do?
8 January 2010 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

After a vicious assault on him, Trevor Garfield, a teacher, moves cities and works as a temp. However, he finds that things are even worse at his new school. Dealing with an important subject, this is immensely engaging and tense. While not based on any specific case, this was written by an actual teacher, and, frankly, it does feel terrifyingly authentic and realistic. The psychology is completely accurate, and this is not black and white. This is well-paced, and never boring. The plot is compelling throughout, and though you can figure some things out before they occur, this most likely *will* surprise you. Every acting performance is spot-on, and all roles are marvelously cast. Jackson is impeccable, and his particular knack for playing someone who holds anger and may lose control at any moment is excellent for this. This has a great soundtrack, with music that fits the environment(which is very nicely established; they found perfect locations and types of people), without making it appealing. The editing and cinematography are incredible, if dangerously close to being flashy. There is a bit of brutal, bloody violence, a lot of disturbing content, moderately frequent strong language and brief nudity in this. I recommend this to anyone mature enough to handle it. 7/10


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