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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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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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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)

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$5,716,080 (USA) (5 September 1997)
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One of the graffiti artists used for the artwork in this film is named Anthony Aguilar. Clifton Collins, Jr. played a graffiti spraying character Cesar Sanchez. Clifton Collins, Jr. would later play a character named Aguilar in the film The Last Castle (2001). See more »

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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 »

Quotes

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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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Swarm Study
Written and Performed by John Oswald
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Good treatment of fascinating subject, and with a strong ending
17 December 2000 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Violence in schools is the subject of this bleak, hard-hitting, drama, starring the always reliable Samuel L. Jackson in another great performance who plays a teacher who moves from a tough Brooklyn school after being stabbed repeatedly by a student in the back to an even tougher LA school. 187 is a vastly underrated thriller, intense and gripping throughout, and the ending is powerful and satisfying. 8.5/10.


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