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

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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)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


While riding his exercise bike, Garfield wears a Morehouse College sweatshirt - Samuel L. Jackson's alma mater. See more »


When Ellen's dog is found hanging over the fence it looks like a fake dog and not a real one. 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 »


Referenced in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) See more »


Written by Andrew Valentine
Performed by V-Love
Courtesy of Tongue & Groove Records
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A review on "187"
11 April 2001 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Samuel L. Jackson is not only one of the coolest guys alive, he´s also a great character actor what this film shows very impressively. I don´t know how bad the circumstances at some American schools really are, but I think "187" is much more realistic than liars like "Dangerous Minds". Kevin Reynolds also did a great job as director. In the whole film there are no spectacular things happening, but it is suspense-packed and dramatic from beginning till the end. Also the photography and the score are excellent, because they reflect the depressive and hopeless situation perfectly. The "Deer Hunter"-like showdown and the desperate speech of Rita at the end will keep you sitting on the chair, left deep impressed and considering, while the whole film is already over for a long time. (9/10)

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