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Dangerous Minds (1995)

An ex-Marine turned teacher struggles to connect with her students in an inner city school.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Louanne Johnson
... Hal Griffith
... Mr. George Grandey
... Mrs. Carla Nichols
Beatrice Winde ... Mary Benton
... Waiter
... Irene Roberts
... Raul Sanchero
... Emilio Ramirez
... Callie Roberts
... Cornelius Bates
Roberto Alvarez ... Gusmaro Rivera
Richard Grant ... Durrell Benton
Marisela Gonzales ... Angela
Toni Nichelle Buzhardt ... Nikki
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Storyline

Louanne Johnson is an ex-marine, hired as a teacher in a high-school in a poor area of the city. She has recently separated from her husband. Her friend, also teacher in the school, got the temporary job for her. After a terrible reception from the students, she tries unconventional methods of teaching (using karate, Bob Dylan lyrics etc) to gain the trust of the students. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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She Broke The Rules... And Changed Their Lives.

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Biography | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 August 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

My Posse Don't Do Homework  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,931,503, 13 August 1995, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$84,919,401

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$179,519,401
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Released under Michelle Pfeiffer's production company, the movie's success bolstered Pfeiffer's reputation as an actress/producer. See more »

Goofs

When Louanne walks in on the first day Nikki (girl in the overalls) is sitting, the next scene she is standing, then back to sitting. See more »

Quotes

Louanne: There are no victims in this classroom.
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Connections

Referenced in Pinky and the Brain: Dangerous Brains (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by George Clinton (as George Clinton Jr.), Glenn Goins, Bootsy Collins
Performed by Fred Wesley and the Horny Horns
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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12 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

Many comments insist that the plot of this movie is overdone. While the "Inspirational Teacher" outline has been used many times before, Dangerous Minds approaches it from an entirely different angle. Michelle Pfieffer's character's connection with the students is strong and a pleasure to watch. The issues covered in the film are shown in a straight and realistic way, and are not glazed over by Hollywood magic. Maybe it isn't my favorite movie, but I recommend you give it a chance. Worth seeing.

***1/2 out of *****


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