History Film / DangerousMinds

5th Apr '16 9:16:18 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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The film begins with Johnson (played by MichellePfeiffer), a retired marine, applying for a teaching position at Parkmont High School. To her surprise, she is almost immediately hired. It turns out Johnson applied for a position nobody else wanted, teaching literature to a rather tough audience. Her new class includes "tough, sullen teenagers, all from lower-class and underprivileged backgrounds". Several of them involved in criminal activities and all of them indifferent to whatever school has to teach them.

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The film begins with Johnson (played by MichellePfeiffer), Creator/MichellePfeiffer), a retired marine, applying for a teaching position at Parkmont High School. To her surprise, she is almost immediately hired. It turns out Johnson applied for a position nobody else wanted, teaching literature to a rather tough audience. Her new class includes "tough, sullen teenagers, all from lower-class and underprivileged backgrounds". Several of them involved in criminal activities and all of them indifferent to whatever school has to teach them.


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* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Emilio]] dies in the movie, but in real life, he's still alive.


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* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: Needless to say, Johnson never looked like Michelle Pfeiffer.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: The movie made Johnson's students out to be worse than they were in real life.


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8th Dec '15 3:37:22 PM SvartiKotturinn
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* AdaptationalWimp: In the Website/{{Cracked}} article with her, Johnson, a former ''Marine Corps officer'', commented on the absurdity of the scene at the beginning, in which she runs out of the room crying after a student sexually harasses her.
-->'''Johnson:''' If that kid had said to me what he said in the movie, I would’ve cold-cocked him. Real fast. He wouldn’t have known what happened. And I would’ve been fired! But I still would’ve done it.



* CrazyJealousGuy: Angela's ex Shorty
* DoNotGoGentle: A memorable recitation of the Trope Namer poem takes place at the end of Dangerous Minds, just as the protaganist teacher is about to give up, feeling overwhelmed and impotent to make a difference. Not exactly life or death in that situation, but facing the prospect of being a dedicated, caring teacher for one of the roughest public schools around is pretty daunting too. When her friend asks her why she decided to stay, she answers only "they gave me chocolate and called me their light..."

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* CrazyJealousGuy: Angela's Angela’s ex Shorty
* DoNotGoGentle: A memorable recitation of the Trope Namer poem takes place at the end of Dangerous Minds, just as the protaganist teacher is about to give up, feeling overwhelmed and impotent to make a difference. Not exactly life or death in that situation, but facing the prospect of being a dedicated, caring teacher for one of the roughest public schools around is pretty daunting too. When her friend asks her why she decided to stay, she answers only "they ‘they gave me chocolate and called me their light..."



* NotNowKiddo: A student "pushes" his way into the principal's office to try and explain that some violence is going to happen. The principal, who has very strict rules about knocking, dismisses the student, who [[spoiler:ends up getting shot.]]
* SaveOurStudents: Johnson's efforts.

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* NotNowKiddo: A student "pushes" ‘pushes’ his way into the principal's principal’s office to try and explain that some violence is going to happen. The principal, who has very strict rules about knocking, dismisses the student, who [[spoiler:ends up getting shot.]]
* SaveOurStudents: Johnson's Johnson’s efforts.
21st Oct '14 1:13:49 PM Morgenthaler
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'''''Dangerous Minds''''' is a 1995 drama film, directed by John N. Smith. It is based on ''My Posse Don't Do Homework'' (1992), an autobiography of Lou Anne Johnson. Like the book, it narrates the experiences of a former marine turned teacher while teaching at Carlmont High School, a California-based high school, where African-American and Hispanic students are the majority.

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'''''Dangerous Minds''''' ''Dangerous Minds'' is a 1995 drama film, directed by John N. Smith. It is based on ''My Posse Don't Do Homework'' (1992), an autobiography of Lou Anne Johnson. Like the book, it narrates the experiences of a former marine turned teacher while teaching at Carlmont High School, a California-based high school, where African-American and Hispanic students are the majority.



The film fared poorly critically. While Pfeiffer and some of the cast members were praised for their performances, the characters seemed rather one-dimensional. Not to mention the tale of a Caucasian teacher coming to the rescue of minority students had some obvious UnfortunateImplications. In any case, it was a box office hit, earning $179,519,401 in the worldwide market. With about 85 million earned in the United States market, it was the 11th most successful film of its year. The soundtrack included a BreakawayPopHit, "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio. While essentially a reworking of "Pastime Paradise" (1976) by StevieWonder, it became much more successful than its predecessor. In the US it was the biggest selling single of 1995, topped the charts in many other countries, and won numerous music awards. The song also inspired several parodies, one of which was a hit in its own right: "Amish Paradise" by Music/WeirdAlYankovic.
21st Oct '14 1:12:22 PM Morgenthaler
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* BreakawayPopHit: "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio. Not that the film is forgotten, but the song has had wider appeal.



* CreatorBacklash: The real Lou Anne Johnson has denounced the movie for perpetuating the stereotypes she wrote the book to dispell, going instead for what she feels is a glurge story of MightyWhitey
12th May '13 5:15:33 PM eroock
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''Dangerous Minds'' is a 1995 drama film, directed by John N. Smith. It is based on ''My Posse Don't Do Homework'' (1992), an autobiography of Lou Anne Johnson. Like the book, it narrates the experiences of a former marine turned teacher while teaching at Carlmont High School, a California-based high school, where African-American and Hispanic students are the majority.

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''Dangerous Minds'' '''''Dangerous Minds''''' is a 1995 drama film, directed by John N. Smith. It is based on ''My Posse Don't Do Homework'' (1992), an autobiography of Lou Anne Johnson. Like the book, it narrates the experiences of a former marine turned teacher while teaching at Carlmont High School, a California-based high school, where African-American and Hispanic students are the majority.
2nd Nov '12 7:56:26 PM karategal
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Along with ''Film/BadBoys'' and ''Film/CrimsonTide'', it was one of three hits in a single year by producer Don Simpson. He died early in 1996 due to combined drug intoxication. His swan song was ''Film/TheRock''. The film had a television series spin-off, ''Dangerous Minds'' (1996 - 1997). It lasted one season, 17 episodes. AnniePotts was cast as Johnson.

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Along with ''Film/BadBoys'' and ''Film/CrimsonTide'', it was one of three hits in a single year by producer Don Simpson. He died early in 1996 due to combined drug intoxication. His swan song was ''Film/TheRock''. The film had a television series spin-off, ''Dangerous Minds'' (1996 - 1997). It lasted one season, 17 episodes. AnniePotts Annie Potts was cast as Johnson.
2nd Nov '12 7:56:13 PM karategal
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17th Sep '12 7:05:31 PM DesertDragon
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The film fared poorly critically. While Pfeiffer and some of the cast members were praised for their performances, the characters seemed rather one-dimensional. Not to mention the tale of a Caucasian teacher coming to the rescue of minority students had some obvious UnfortunateImplications. In any case, it was a box office hit, earning $179,519,401 in the worldwide market. With about 85 million earned in the United States market, it was the 11th most successful film of its year. The soundtrack included a BreakawayPopHit, "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio. While essentially a reworking of "Pastime Paradise" (1976) by StevieWonder, it became much more successful than its predecessor. It topped the charts at several countries and won music awards. The song also inspired several parodies, one of which was a hit in its own right: "Amish Paradise" by Music/WeirdAlYankovic.

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The film fared poorly critically. While Pfeiffer and some of the cast members were praised for their performances, the characters seemed rather one-dimensional. Not to mention the tale of a Caucasian teacher coming to the rescue of minority students had some obvious UnfortunateImplications. In any case, it was a box office hit, earning $179,519,401 in the worldwide market. With about 85 million earned in the United States market, it was the 11th most successful film of its year. The soundtrack included a BreakawayPopHit, "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio. While essentially a reworking of "Pastime Paradise" (1976) by StevieWonder, it became much more successful than its predecessor. It In the US it was the biggest selling single of 1995, topped the charts at several countries in many other countries, and won numerous music awards. The song also inspired several parodies, one of which was a hit in its own right: "Amish Paradise" by Music/WeirdAlYankovic.
17th Sep '12 7:02:11 PM DesertDragon
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Dangerous Minds is a 1995 drama film, directed by John N. Smith. It is based on "My Posse Don't Do Homework" (1992), an autobiography of Lou Anne Johnson. Like the book, it narrates the experiences of a former marine turned teacher while teaching at Carlmont High School, a California-based high school, where African-American and Hispanic students are the majority.

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Dangerous Minds ''Dangerous Minds'' is a 1995 drama film, directed by John N. Smith. It is based on "My ''My Posse Don't Do Homework" Homework'' (1992), an autobiography of Lou Anne Johnson. Like the book, it narrates the experiences of a former marine turned teacher while teaching at Carlmont High School, a California-based high school, where African-American and Hispanic students are the majority.



Along with ''Film/BadBoys'' and ''Film/CrimsonTide'', it was one of three hits in a single year by producer Don Simpson. He died early in 1996 due to combined drug intoxication. His swan song was ''Film/TheRock''. The film had a television series spin-off, "Dangerous Minds" (1996 - 1997). It lasted one season, 17 episodes. AnniePotts was cast as Johnson.

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Along with ''Film/BadBoys'' and ''Film/CrimsonTide'', it was one of three hits in a single year by producer Don Simpson. He died early in 1996 due to combined drug intoxication. His swan song was ''Film/TheRock''. The film had a television series spin-off, "Dangerous Minds" ''Dangerous Minds'' (1996 - 1997). It lasted one season, 17 episodes. AnniePotts was cast as Johnson.
2nd Aug '12 6:26:02 AM erforce
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Along with ''BadBoys'' and ''CrimsonTide'', it was one of three hits in a single year by producer Don Simpson. He died early in 1996 due to combined drug intoxication. His swan song was ''TheRock''. The film had a television series spin-off, "Dangerous Minds" (1996 - 1997). It lasted one season, 17 episodes. AnniePotts was cast as Johnson.

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Along with ''BadBoys'' ''Film/BadBoys'' and ''CrimsonTide'', ''Film/CrimsonTide'', it was one of three hits in a single year by producer Don Simpson. He died early in 1996 due to combined drug intoxication. His swan song was ''TheRock''.''Film/TheRock''. The film had a television series spin-off, "Dangerous Minds" (1996 - 1997). It lasted one season, 17 episodes. AnniePotts was cast as Johnson.
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