Dangerous Minds [DVD] [1995]

John N. Smith directs Michelle Pfeiffer in the drama Dangerous Minds, which comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, and a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include the music video for the smash Coolio hit "Gangsta's Paradise". This is a solid release from Disney/Buena Vista.
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Special Features

  • Widescreen - 1.85:1 aspect ratio
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 audio
  • French language track - Dolby Surround
  • Includes "Gangsta's Paradise" performed by Coolio
  • Chapter search
  • Closed Captioned


Dangerous Minds
In this drama, a school teacher discovers that it takes more than the ABCs to get through to a class of "uneducatable" kids. When Lou Anne Johnson (Michelle Pfeiffer), a nine-year veteran of the Marine Corps with a degree in education, begins a new job at an inner-city school in California, the principal (George Dzundza) warns her that her class will be the "rejects from Hell" -- kids with severe social problems and no interest in education. While at first her African-American and Latino students scoff at Lou Anne, she ultimately gets them to open up to learning and literature, through a combination of bribery (candy bars) and intimidation (her karate training from the Marines comes in handy), and she's able to reach out to the students who need her the most: Callie (Bruklin Harris), a bright girl who believes she's thrown away her future when she becomes pregnant; Emilio (Wade Dominquez), a macho bully whose violence is stifling his academic potential; and Raul (Renoly Santiago), the brightest kid in the class, who is afraid to show his intelligence. Dangerous Minds was adapted from a memoir by Lou Anne Johnson entitled My Posse Don't Do Homework. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Michelle Pfeiffer
    Michelle Pfeiffer - Louanne Johnson
  • George Dzundza
    George Dzundza - Hal Griffith
  • Courtney B. Vance
    Courtney B. Vance - Mr. George Grandey
  • Robin Bartlett
    Robin Bartlett - Ms. Carla Nichols
  • Bruklin Harris
    Bruklin Harris - Callie Roberts

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