Dangerous Minds

Synopsis: 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. Her friend, also teacher in the school, got the temporary job for her. After a terrible reception from the students, she tries unconventional methods of teaching (using karate, Bob Dylan lyrics etc) to gain the trust of the students.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director(s): John N. Smith
Production: Disney
  6 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

So we have a full-time position

and we need to fill it now.

- L... Um... Full time.

- Yes.

I'm sorry, um, I thought this was

an interview to, uh, t-to student teach.

- Well...

- Uh, w-w-w-w-wh...

Um, what is a...

What... What is

an academy teacher?

Uh, well, the academy is, uh...

It... It's sort of a school

within a school.

Uh, special kids. Passionate,

energetic, challenging.

The, uh, salary is, is $24,700 a year.

Are you interested?

Yes, l... Yes, I'm, I'm,

I'm interested.

Oh, that's wonderful.

That... Great. Great.

Okay, so... Oh, well... So, uh,

these... these are for you.

Uh, curriculum, schedule

and, uh, whatnot.

And if you would just

follow me.

- We have a new teacher.

- Great!

- Congratulations!

- Full time.

- What?

- Yeah.

- Yes. Uh, starting tomorrow,

Mrs. Johnson is going to be teaching

one of our academy classes.

I'm afraid Mrs. Gingrich

is no longer with us.

- Carla, they...

- Mr. Griffith's classroom

is right next to yours.

So would you meet her outside

tomorrow and show her 107?

- Right.

- Thank you.

- I just know this is gonna work out.

- Thank you so much.

Thank you.

- Full time.

- Louanne...

- Hal!

- Louanne, d-did she t-tell you

about, uh, the academy program?

Yeah, yeah. No,

she told me all about it.

She said, you know,

bright, special kids and...

- Uh, Louanne, d...

- I wanna teach, Hal!

- If I have any questions,

I'll know who to ask, right?

- Yeah. I'll be counting on it.

Fly ho's and chains

and swingin' thangs

Save me

Just another young n*gger

havin' thangs

Just a-havin' thangs

Fly ho's and chains

and swingin' thangs

Why must I feel like that

Just another young n*gger

havin' thangs

It's to your right.

I guess Miss Shepherd's lesson

plans will be in her desk.

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Ronald Bass

Ronald Bass (born March 26, 1942), sometimes credited as Ron Bass, is an American screenwriter. Also a film producer, Bass's work is characterized as being highly in demand, and he is thought to be among the most highly paid writers in Hollywood. He is often called the "King of the Pitches".[citation needed] In 1988, he received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Rain Man, and films that Bass is associated with are regularly nominated for multiple motion picture awards. more…

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