One Eight Seven (1997)



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A dedicated high school teacher tries to imbue his troubled, mostly impoverished inner city students with discipline, respect and a love of learning, but unlike the educators in The Blackboard Jungle, To Sir With Love or even Stand and Deliver, this teacher fails and so resorts to desperate means to cope. Up until the moment he was stabbed by a vengeful gang member while teaching at a Brooklyn High School, Trevor Garfield (Samuel L. Jackson) was a dedicated educator. His nearly fatal wounding … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Scott Yagemann
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 5, 2001
Warner Home Video


as Trevor Garfield

as Dave Childress

as Ellen Henry

as Garcia

as Hyland

as Mrs. Chacon

as Dennis Broadway

as Teacher

as Anglo Woman

as Animal Regulation Of...

as Asian Girl

as Assistant Coroner

as New York Assistant P...

as Hispanic Man

as Investigator

as Librarian

as Mrs. Ford

as Straggling Student

as Chicano Tagger
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Critic Reviews for One Eight Seven

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (12)

A combined psychological and vigilante drama.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

A compelling, sobering drama about a well-intentioned high-school teacher driven over the edge by criminal student predators. Jackson gives a commanding, very empathetic performance.

March 5, 2006

Excellent drama about what tough schools are really like. Doesn't glamorize students or teachers. Powerful.

July 25, 2003

Awful urban angst piece. One of Jackson's worst roles.

May 23, 2003
Lawrence Journal-World

Audience Reviews for One Eight Seven

Looked like some sort of B grade thriller, and didn't turn out to be much more than that.

familiar stranger

Super Reviewer

A great film, totally recomend people to watch this

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer


a little wierd but interesting

danny d

Super Reviewer

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