One Eight Seven
One Eight Seven (1997)

Fleeing New York City after he is almost fatally stabbed by a vengeful student, a dedicated teacher moves to an inner-city Los Angeles high school to start anew, but instead only finds more of the same. When gangster students violently… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 5, 2001
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Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Clark
USA Today

A combined psychological and vigilante drama.

Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

Awful urban angst piece. One of Jackson's worst roles.

Steve Rhodes
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The film asks all the right questions, but with its Billy Jack approach it rings false even when making some sense.

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Chuck O'Leary

A compelling, sobering drama about a well-intentioned high-school teacher driven over the edge by criminal student predators. Jackson gives a commanding, very empathetic performance.

Michael Dequina

What makes the film work, perhaps better than it has any right to be, is Jackson.

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Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International

As a social-problem picture, 187 is a great music-video.

Fred Topel

Excellent drama about what tough schools are really like. Doesn't glamorize students or teachers. Powerful.

Carlo Cavagna

If you're looking for another Stand and Deliver, watch something else.

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David N. Butterworth

Samuel L. Jackson gets a B+ for his solid, towering performance but the film itself should've been held back.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
Looked like some sort of B grade thriller, and didn't turn out to be much more than that.
Lady D'arbanville
A great film, totally recomend people to watch this
danny d
a little wierd but interesting