Dangerous Minds

Dangerous Minds

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Director: John N. Smith

Cast: John N. Smith, Michelle Pfeiffer, George Dzundza, Courtney Vance

     
 

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John N. Smith directs Michelle Pfeiffer in the drama Dangerous Minds, which comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, and a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is

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John N. Smith directs Michelle Pfeiffer in the drama Dangerous Minds, which comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, and a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include the music video for the smash Coolio hit "Gangsta's Paradise." This is a solid release from Disney/Buena Vista.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/1999
UPC:
0717951001924
Original Release:
1995
Rating:
R
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:39:00
Sales rank:
2,885

Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen - 1.85:1 aspect ratio; Dolby Digital 5.1 audio; French language track - Dolby Surround; Includes "Gangsta's Paradise" performed by Coolio; Chapter search

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michelle Pfeiffer Louanne Johnson
George Dzundza Hal Griffith
Courtney B. Vance Mr. George Grandey
Robin Bartlett Ms. Carla Nichols
Bruklin Harris Callie Roberts
Renoly Santiago Raul Sanchero
Beatrice Winde Mary Benton
John Neville Waiter
Lorraine Toussaint Irene Roberts
Richard Grant Durrell Benton
Ebony Jerido Deanne
Karina Arroyave Josy
Paula Garcés Alvina
Skye Bassett Jody
Roman Cisneros Mr Sanchero
Al Israel Mr Santiego
Irene Olga Lopez Woman #1/School Office
Bernie Pock Stunt Student
Sarah Marshall Librarian #2
Ivan Sergei Huero
Wade Dominguez Emilio

Technical Credits
John N. Smith Director
Ronald Bass Screenwriter
Jerry Bruckheimer Producer
Lisa Coleman Score Composer
Pierre Letarte Cinematographer
Catherine Mann Set Decoration/Design
Kim Marks Cinematographer
Wendy Melvoin Score Composer
Nancy Patton Art Director
Bobbie Read Costumes/Costume Designer
Tom Rolf Editor
David Ronne Sound/Sound Designer
Don Simpson Producer
Chris Squires Camera Operator
Bonnie Timmermann Casting
Philip Toolin Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Program Start [:31]
2. Opening Credits [6:59]
3. First Day of Class [5:59]
4. New Strategy [17:41]
5. Reading Poetry [9:49]
6. Emilio [5:36]
7. Choices [5:10]
8. Poetry and Its Rewards [1:53]
9. Dylan-Dylan Contest [5:50]
10. At the Flowering Peach [12:47]
11. LouAnne's Past [8:49]
12. Remember to Knock [3:43]
13. Choosing to Leave [5:22]
14. Change of Heart [3:40]
15. End Credits [4:27]

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Dangerous Minds 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Good performances by everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Beautiful and talented Michelle Pfeiffer plays Lou Anne Johnson, an ex-Marine who has a degree in education and is teaching at an inner-city school. Her entire class is made up of thugs, social misfits and other assorted characters. At first they hate her with a passion, but through the use of small bribes and slight intimidation she finally gets them to open up to her while she opens their minds. This is a pretty good film that sometimes misses the mark. Michelle Pfeiffer's character does seem a little too soft to be an ex-Marine, but her performance is sincere, top-notch and very memorable. Also features memorable performances by Bruklin Harris, Renoly Santiago & George Dzundza as a fellow teacher. Overall this is a good fiilm with nice performances and a bit of humor which helps lighten the film's premise just a little. Recommended!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Exposing the urban realities of America is an essentially dirty business which Americans rather never hear about. This movie for instance is very noble in its attempt to depict the "ghetto life," but it falls short because many white teachers I have met in the inner-city are either cynical or racist or naive like the latter teacher in the movie. Many would never step inside those schools and let's be honest. The world is not fair and America is especially not fair in race relations even if we call ourselves the "land of the free, home of the brave." Hell, we have the incarceration rates the world has ever seen.
goodgirl2 More than 1 year ago
this is one of those good dramas i liked it well it sorta scared me cause my sister is a school taecher so i guess you have to be carful of what you say to the students but a really good drama Michelle Pfeiffer did a good role as the teacher real good role
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