One Eight Seven
One Eight Seven (1997)

A dedicated high school teacher tries to imbue his troubled, mostly impoverished inner city students with discipline, respect and a love of learning, but unlike the educators in The Blackboard Jungle, To Sir With Love or even Stand and… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 30, 1997
DVD 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.

Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International

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

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.

Carlo Cavagna

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

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Michael Dequina

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

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Fred Topel

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

Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

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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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: 67% 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