One Eight Seven (1997) - Rotten Tomatoes

One Eight Seven (1997)



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Fleeing New York City after he is almost fatally stabbed by a vengeful student, a dedicated teacher moves to an inner-city Los Angeles high school to start anew, but instead only finds more of the same. When gangster students violently intrude in his personal life, the teacher fights back.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


Samuel L. Jackson
as Trevor Garfield
John Heard
as Dave Childress
Kelly Rowan
as Ellen Henry
Tony Plana
as Garcia
Martha Velez
as Mrs. Chacon
Method Man
as Dennis Broadway
Sage Allen
as Teacher
Donal Gibson
as Animal Regulation Of...
Lisa Del Mundo
as Asian Girl
Vic Polizos
as Assistant Coroner
Leonard Thomas
as New York Assistant P...
Larry Costales
as Hispanic Man
David Reyes
as Investigator
Harri James
as Librarian
Esther Scott
as Mrs. Ford
Chase A. Garland
as Straggling Student
Anthony Aguilar
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
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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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