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One Eight Seven (1997)

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15 months after being stabbed 9 times by a student at work as a high school teacher in NYC, Mr. Garfield is working in LA as a substitute teacher come full-time. He refuses to be a victim anymore.

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Kevin Reynolds

Writer:

Scott Yagemann
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel L. Jackson ... Trevor Garfield
John Heard ... Dave Childress
Kelly Rowan ... Ellen Henry
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Cesar Sanchez (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
Tony Plana ... Principal Garcia
Karina Arroyave ... Rita Martinez
Lobo Sebastian ... Benny Chacon
Jack Kehler ... Larry Hyland
Jonah Rooney Jonah Rooney ... Stevie Littleton
Demetrius Navarro ... Paco
Ebony Monique Solomon Ebony Monique Solomon ... Lakesia
Jonny Bogris Jonny Bogris ... Barsek (as Yannis Bogris)
Dominic Hoffman ... Victor
Martha Velez Martha Velez ... Mrs. Chacon
Method Man ... Dennis Broadway
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When schools become war zones and both sides start taking casualties, what then?

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, strong language, drug use and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

30 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

187 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,222,984, 3 August 1997

Gross USA:

$5,727,130

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,727,130
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Method Man's first feature film where he wasn't playing himself. See more »

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When Cesar and his friends are in the car right before they enter Garfield's house, they all pass around what seems to be a marijuana joint. But the camera's closeup of it reveals it to be a regular cigarette. See more »

Quotes

[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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Interesting insights into boundaries, and what is going too far.
11 July 2000 | by Rich BSee all my reviews

Samuel L. Jackson is superb in this hard look at the pressure that American Teachers can face. The story begins simply enough, but soon leads us into a jungle of what is right and what is wrong. It encompasses the themes of machismo, gangs, respect and the fallen and tainted profession of teaching. Jackson plays the destroyed Teacher, whose life is torn apart after a serious stabbing by one of his own pupils. It follows his fight to cling on to the only thing he has left in his life, Teaching, but soon that too is torn away from him. Watch for this amazing insight into the state of some American schools and for the complex discussions of right, wrong and what it takes to exact a change.


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