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Dangerous Minds [DVD] [1996] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Michelle Pfeiffer , George Dzundza , John N. Smith    DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Dzundza, Courtney B. Vance, Robin Bartlett, Beatrice Winde
  • Directors: John N. Smith
  • Writers: LouAnne Johnson, Ronald Bass
  • Producers: Don Simpson, Jerry Bruckheimer, Kate Guinzburg, Lucas Foster, Sandra Rabins
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Colour, Dolby, DVD-Video, Letterboxed, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English, French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Walt Disney Video
  • DVD Release Date: 13 July 1999
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6305428271
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 138,185 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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This "To Ma'am with Love" is much more an escapist popcorn movie than the inner-city document its marketing suggested. Michelle Pfeiffer plays real-life former Marine Louanne Johnson, a high school English teacher who meets resistance from kids and administration alike at a tough urban school in Northern California. Pfeiffer is good and her character's overall development even survives various post-production story cuts. (A romance with Andy Garcia's character was completely eliminated before release; Garcia is nowhere in sight.) The actors who play Johnson's students are also fine and the whole film becomes the latest in a long tradition of sentimental movies about teachers who change the lives of kids. --Tom Keogh


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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:DVD
Michelle Pfeiffer leads the cast in this drama set in a North California school. The storyline is easy to read, and the ending is clear to see half way through the film. Ex-Marine Louanne Johnson (Pfeiffer) is left in a high school classroom armed only with her integrity and courage. With strong acting from Pfeiffer and the students, in particular - Emilio (Wade Dominguez), Raul (Renoly Santiago) and Carrie (Bruklun Harris), the film relies more upon its sentimental value rather than the story. Watch the trials and tribulations of Louanne Johnson as she tries to lead misguided students away from accepting failure towards a brighter future.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good 3 Jan 2004
Format:VHS Tape
This is a true story based on LouAnne Johnson who uses unorthodox teachings to try and save the lives of these kids, from rough backrounds of drugs, violence, guns etc
She uses bribes, takes them to the themepark etc
This is a good film for any fan of good movies. Those who say its predictable, are right. But this is a true story based on the book 'My posse don't do homework'- that has been re-made into the book 'Dangerous MInds'
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Book and Movie tell different stories 10 Jan 2003
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Dangerous Minds was first published as My Posse Don't Do Homework and it is a true story, based on the experiences of a teacher who taught from her heart and not the textbook. The movie is a Hollywood version, complete with stereotypes and fictional "dramatic touches." It's a nice movie, and perhaps it inspired some kids to do their homework -- if so, that's great. But the movie is not the true story, so if you are going to review the book, be sure to review the book. I think it's a pretty good book, but I have met the author and heard her speak. Anybody who has heard her speak knows that she cares most of all about kids.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars dangerous minds 6 Nov 2009
By sweet
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is a fantastic film I remember the first time I saw it. I was completely blown away to me it's a gritty and raw film. The soundtrack to the film is fantastic. This film is well worth buying.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Never get sick watching it 5 Nov 2009
Format:DVD
I love this film even 13 years on it is still a winner with em
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Inspiring 17 Nov 2010
By Becky
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
As soon as I bought this DVD, I knew it was going to be very good. When I watched the movie, words couldn't express how brillant it was. The acting was brillant, the music was good and generally the movie's message was very inspiring. It's a shame there aren't many good people like this in the real world.

I have watched this movie loads now since I bought this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So different 15 Oct 2010
Format:DVD
This is simply a really good movie. Michelle Pfeiffer gives an electric performance in this drama about class priveleges and disaffected, poor youths who need encouragement.

The film has a feel-good quality to it as you watch the kids change and begin to take interest in their education.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good performances but lame ending 24 Jun 2007
By Jay
Format:DVD
A fantastic movie, a bit clichéd for today's times but quite breakthrough in 1995. Well acted, well written, funny at times, serious at other times. Altogether well balanced.

Except the end. I mean, seriously ... what happened at the end??? I know that she left for her "reasons" but it is never actually clear what her reasons are. Is she leaving because she's upset at Emilio's death? Is she upset at the 'system' and it's lack of flexibility? Is she bored with helping these kids?? I don't actually know! The ending seems way too sudden, as if the producers ran out of money and had to finish the film by the end of the day. The movie took the perfect amount of time getting itself introduced. The pace was good, until Emilio's death. I don't know ... the ending left me thinking "Well, why is she so special? She hasn't actually DONE anything except bribe these kids with candy bars and roller-coaster rides!" Overall the message is good, and the storyline is fine. The movie is shot nicely and it works well enough for me. It was entertaining. But it left me wondering exactly why she even bothered trying to educate these kids in the first place if she was so willing to just leave them just at a time when they were starting to appreciate her message!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great film
When your parents say "the old ones are the best", I think they are referring to this film. Quality service from Amazon as usual. Defo recommend!
Published 1 day ago by Simon Noakes
5.0 out of 5 stars 100% good
This movie is so good I watched this film so much times that's how good this movie is thanks amazon
Published 9 days ago by Josiah Campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD
A brilliant film, inspirational to students I teach who thoroughly enjoyed it and wanted to buy the dvd themselves. The music was also perfect for the story.
Published 1 month ago by nikki fitzgibbon
1.0 out of 5 stars They gave me candy....
Louanne Johnson is an ex-marine, hired as a teacher in a high-school in a poor area of the city.

She has recently separated from her husband. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr. Corey S. Newcombe
2.0 out of 5 stars As convincing as - well - something unconvincing
I watched this movie oh-so-long-ago when it first came out, and now that I watched it again on DVD it still strikes me as it did then: Michelle Pfeiffer is far more convincing as a... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Isabel Noronha
2.0 out of 5 stars Not great
Average film. I can see the message they are trying to make, but it falls a little flat. Michelle Pfeiffer is good in it though.
Published 4 months ago by Jay
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good film
youth problems are a good topic. Being a pupil in an American school isn't easy, and when you have social problems back home it is almost impossible to graduate with a good result.
Published 6 months ago by Tom Lauridsen
5.0 out of 5 stars Dangerous Minds
Received in Excellent condition and just what was required to keep the grown ups entertained an excellent film with good entertainment all around
Published 8 months ago by Les
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film
I have watched this film many times and I love the soundtrack. Michelle Pfeiffer is, as usual, excellent. It's an American version of Please Sir in my opinion
Published 9 months ago by Mrs Jean Lucas
5.0 out of 5 stars Dangerous minds
Really good condition, played back perfectly. It did freeze once but I think that may have been down to my DVD player.
Published 10 months ago by Ck lipstick
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