One Eight SevenJuly 30, 1997
After surviving a brutal attack (Instrument used was a board with nails in it) by a student, teacher Trevor Garfield moves from New York to Los Angeles.
Release Year: 1997
Rating: 6.5/10 (10,956 voted)
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, John Heard, Kelly Rowan
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.
Samuel L. Jackson
Clifton Collins Jr.
(as Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez)
Ebony Monique Solomon
(as Yannis Bogris)
When schools become war zones and both sides start taking casualties, what then?
Warner Bros. |
Release Date: 30 July 1997
Filming Locations: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $2,912,400
(3 August 1997)
(7 September 1997)
Did You Know?
While riding his exercise bike, Garfield wears a Morehouse College sweatshirt – Samuel L. Jackson's alma mater.
Crew or equipment visible:
Dolly tracks visible when the dead dog is taken away by the ambulance.
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.
Interesting insights into boundaries, and what is going too far.
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.