Dangerous Minds | 1995

Drama, Adaptation
Former Marine LouAnne Johnson leaves an officer's commission and a nine-year military career to pursue her dream of becoming an English teacher. But while earning her credentials at a Northern California high school ...more

Cast

... LouAnne Johnson

Actor

... Hal Griffith

Actor

... Mr George Grandey

Actor

... Ms Carla Nichols

Actor

... Mary Benton

Actor

... Waiter

Actor

... Irene Roberts

Actor

... Raul Sanchero

Actor

... Emilio Ramirez

Actor

... Callie Roberts

Actor

... Cornelius Bates

Actor

... Gusmaro Rivera

Actor

Writers

Screenplay

Book as Source Material

Company

Bald Eagle Sound Inc

Production Company

Production Company

Cinema Research Corporation

Production Company

City of Burlingame

Production Company

City of Pasadena

Production Company

City of Santa Cruz

Production Company

Synopsis

Former Marine LouAnne Johnson leaves an officer's commission and a nine-year military career to pursue her dream of becoming an English teacher. But while earning her credentials at a Northern California high school, she is assigned to a group of students who change her life forever. And she changes theirs. Although each of her charges exhibits a seemingly inpenetrable facade, these kids are desperate to connect with someone who cares about them. As their new instructor, the feisty Ms. Johnson defies all the rules, creates her own curriculum and instructs this class of tough, inner-city teenagers from college-level texts. Frustrated that her students, whose standardized test scores range from average to excellent, have come to accept failure as a way of life, she cajoles and tricks them, even bribes them, into learning. More important, she loves them and helps them to believe in themselves, in their spirit and their potential.

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