Dangerous Minds

“It was my birth onto the world stage.  Although I was in my late teens, I remember knowing all my very hard work was for this.  I knew it was going to be meaningful, that it was going to say something deep, as if a higher purpose was involved and I was there to fulfill it.”

“I love everyone from this film very much.  We all had a blast!”

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Dangerous Minds is a 1995 American drama/hood film directed by John N. Smith, and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer. It is based on the autobiography My Posse Don’t Do Homeworkby former U.S. Marine LouAnne Johnson, who took up a teaching position at Carlmont High School in Belmont, California, in 1989, where most of her students were African-American and Hispanicteenagers from East Palo Alto, a then-unincorporated town at the opposite end of the school district. Starring Michelle Pfeiffer as Johnson, the film was released to a mixed reception, but became a surprise box office success in the summer of 1995, leading to the creation of a short-lived television series.

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Directed by John N. Smith
Produced by Don Simpson
Jerry Bruckheimer
Screenplay by Ronald Bass
Based on My Posse Don’t Do Homework
by LouAnne Johnson
Starring Michelle Pfeiffer
Music by Wendy & Lisa
Cinematography Pierre Letarte
Editing by Tom Rolf
Studio Hollywood Pictures
Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Release date(s)
  • August 11, 1995 (USA)
  • September 28, 1995(AUS)
  • January 19, 1996 (UK)
Running time 99 min.
Country United States
Language English