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One Eight Seven (1997)

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 ... See full summary »

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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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
Jonah Rooney ...
Stevie Littleton
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Paco
Ebony Monique Solomon ...
Lakesia
Jonny Bogris ...
Barsek (as Yannis Bogris)
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Victor
Martha Velez ...
Mrs. Chacon
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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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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)  »

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187  »

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$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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1.85 : 1
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Written by a real-life teacher. See more »

Goofs

After Jack outs the dead dog into the car, dolly tracks are visible on the ground around Garfield. See more »

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[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 Deer Hunter (1978) See more »

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Deep Water
Written by Matt Winn and Ceri Evans
Performed by D'Note
Courtesy of TVT 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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