Dangerous Minds (1995)
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Dangerous Minds (1995)

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Former U.S. Marine LouAnne Johnson, a first-time high school teacher assigned to a class of tough but smart inner city students. When conventional methods fail to reach them, the feisty Ms. Johnson tries the unconventional - defying the rules and creating… View More
Genres Drama, Historical
Director John N. Smith
Starring Michelle Pfeiffer, George Dzundza, Courtney B. Vance, Robin Bartlett View More
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Movie Summary

Former U.S. Marine LouAnne Johnson, a first-time high school teacher assigned to a class of tough but smart inner city students. When conventional methods fail to reach them, the feisty Ms. Johnson tries the unconventional - defying the rules and creating her own curriculum! In the process, she instills a new self-confidence in her students - motivating them toward their greatest potential.
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Movie Details

Genres Drama, Historical
Director John N. Smith
Starring Michelle Pfeiffer, George Dzundza, Courtney B. Vance, Robin Bartlett, Bruklin Harris, Renoly Santiago, Beatrice Winde, John Neville, Lorraine Toussaint
Studio Name Walt Disney Studios
Release Date 1995
VUDU Release Date 04/01/2011
Rating About Ratings
Running Time 98 minutes
Language English
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