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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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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
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Stevie Littleton
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Paco
Ebony Monique Solomon ...
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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30 July 1997 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Cesar and his friends are in the car right before they enter Garfield's house, they all pass around what seems to be a marijuana joint. But the camera's closeup of it reveals it to be a regular cigarette. 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 The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »

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Karmacoma
Written by Robert del Naja (as Robert Del Naja), Grant Marshall (as Grantley Marshall),
Mushroom Vowles (as Andrew Vowles), Tricky (as Adrian Thaws), Tim Norfolk and Robert Locke
Performed by Massive Attack
Courtesy of Circa Records Ltd./Virgin Records
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Tight, well-directed, well-acted
7 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Capturing just a glimpse of the threat and dangers of gangs in schools, 187 provides a chilling story of survival in public schools. Samuel Jackson portrays all the levels of emotions and we get behind his crusade to clean up the useless waste of human flesh.

A jewel in this movie is the performance of Clifton Collins as Cesar Sanchez. He shows the depth of anger and (at the end) the desperate need for identity that only his gang can provide.

The climax scene, although shocking, makes perfect sense. There is no alternative that wouldn't be a cop-out and it couldn't be portrayed any better.


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