Dangerous Minds

Dangerous Minds

About Dangerous Minds

Dangerous Minds is a 1995 American drama film 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 Hispanic teenagers from East Palo Alto, a then-unincorporated town at the opposite end of the school district. The film, starring Michelle Pfeiffer as LouAnne Johnson, was released to mostly mixed-to-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 of the same name. LouAnne Johnson (Michelle Pfeiffer), a retired U.S. Marine, applies for a teaching job at Parkmont High School in California, and is surprised and pleased to be offered the position with immediate effect.

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