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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A running gag involves confusion between two lyrical men of words: Dylan Thomas and Bob Dylan. The similarity between the two names is not coincidental, as the latter adopted his performance name as a tribute to the former. See more »

Goofs

When Raul gets dragged away by the police from his fight with Emilio you can see that his ponytail is ruined, but in the next shot when they got out of the school his ponytail was back. See more »

Quotes

Emilio Ramirez: What, are you gonna give me some advice? Just say no? Well, forget it! How the fuck are you gonna save me from my life, huh?
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GANGSTA'S PARADISE
Written by Stevie Wonder, Coolio (as Artis Ivey), Doug Rasheed and 'L.V. (I)' (as Lawrence Sanders)
Performed by Coolio featuring L.V.
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Records
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Goes next to "To Sir, with Love", "Stand & Deliver", etc.
21 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

I really liked this movie very much, even if its nothing new. I think every generation should have a movie in this genre - there have been so many, going back to "Goodbye, Mr. Chips", that they must mean something to each new viewer. This is pretty realistic, too, although some of it is a little sugarcoated, it helps to remember that it is a movie. Pfeiffer is very good as the teacher struggling with several different things all at once. I must also mention that I appreciate the fact that there was no obligatory love interest for Michelle's character. I read somewhere that Andy Garcia was edited out of this movie, and as much as I like him, I was glad she didn't have a Supportive Boyfriend Who Understands.


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