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One Eight Seven (1997)

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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 ... See full summary »

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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Trevor Garfield
... Dave Childress
... Ellen Henry
... Cesar Sanchez (as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
... Principal Garcia
... Rita Martinez
... Benny Chacon
... Larry Hyland
Jonah Rooney ... Stevie Littleton
... Paco
Ebony Monique Solomon ... Lakesia
... Barsek (as Yannis Bogris)
... Victor
Martha Velez ... Mrs. Chacon
... Dennis Broadway
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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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Box Office

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,912,400, 3 August 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,716,080, 7 September 1997
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

After Mr Garfield shoots himself, Cesar's face and vest are blood spattered. In the next shot, the blood is gone. 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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Features Jenny Jones (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Slack Hands
Written by Dominic Oakenfull, Robert Bernard Gallagher and Valerie Etienne
Performed by Galliano
Courtesy of Slack Records UK/Talkin' Loud/Mercury Records Limited
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Now I work as a "sub" and I watched the film again...
29 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film a bunch of times years ago, back when I bought it. I liked it a lot. Now I am older and I'm working as a "sub", just like Mr. G. So I came to think of this film again, and now I've just finished watching it again. It is excellent. Even though conditions are not _that_ extreme here in Denmark, there are still a lot of similarities, and I feel with Mr. G. I'm a little bit closer to understanding what is going on in his head. I think this film does an excellent job in portraying its characters. The conflict and the subject of teacher/student relationship are brilliantly described. Furthermore, all of the actors, and Samuel L. Jackson in particular, are doing great jobs. What I also notice watching it again is the absolutely beautiful camera-technical and lighting effects.


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