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  1. "Dangerous Minds" is a 1995 American drama 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 Homework by 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 Latino teenagers from East Palo Alto, a ghetto town at the opposite end of the school district. Starring Michelle Pfeiffer as Johnson, the film was released to a mixed to mostly negative critical reception, but became a surprise box office success in the summer of 1995, leading to the creation of a short-lived television series.
  2. Dangerous Minds is an American drama television series that aired on ABC network between September 1996 and March 1997. The series is based on the motion picture film, Dangerous Minds. Annie Potts stars in the lead role originated by Michelle Pfeiffer.

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Google previewTeen Film (2011)

A Critical Introduction by Catherine Driscoll

Dangerous Minds is a particularly interesting comparison to Blackboard Jungle because its teacher-hero is another ex-soldier teaching poor kids literature. The comparison also foregrounds the fact that school delinquency films are often dominated by race, or by race and class, as factors in the proper management of youth and as distinctions between groups of youth. This packages the problem of youth as the problem of different youth – and as a difference that must be overcome in ...

Google previewHearing Film (2002)

Tracking Identifications in Contemporary Hollywood Film Music by Anahid Kassabian

Similarly, Dangerous Minds' audiences heard Coolio fea- turing L.V., Aaron Hall, Big Mike, Rappin' 4-Tay, Mr. Dalvin & Static, Tre Black, 24-K, Immature, DeVante, and Sista featuring Craig Mack. But there the comparison ends. Dangerous Minds is a charming, recognizable, liberal education fantasy. It is one of a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American Popular Culture [4 volumes] (2010)

by Jessie Carney Smith

Gary Gray, written by Ice Cube and DJ Pooh Dangerous Minds, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Courtney B. Vance, directed by John N. Smith, written by LouAnne Johnson and Ronald ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings (2013)

by Steve Sullivan

149 Dangerous Minds (film), 151 Dangerous Spirits (album), 803 Dangerously ...

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