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After being felled by a vicious stabbing attack precipitated by failing a student, a determined Brooklyn high school science teacher heads west for a fresh start. But his new assignment--substitute relief in a gang-ridden school for a teacher on "stress leave"--proves even more exhausting, as his new pupils' resistance to his teaching soon provokes a potentially deadly desperation. Penned by first-timer Scott Yagemann, a seven-year veteran of the LA school system. "187" is California police code for murder.
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CastJonah Rooney
DirectorKevin Reynolds
Release Date:  1997
MPAA Rating:  R
DVD Release Date:  Warner Home Video (February 15, 2000)
Runtime:  1hr 59min
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Pros: strong acting     Cons: ...     The Bottom Line:   "Relax, cause I'm about to take my respect.  I aimed the twelve gauge straight for his neck.  Boo-yaa! boo-yaa! then I fade into the wind.  1-8-7 and it's on again."  ~Snoop Dogg     This story has been told a hundred times; the dedicated teacher placed in a hostile environment that ends in a bad situation. In this story, Trevor Garfield, …
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