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Actors: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Dzundza, Courtney B. Vance, Robin Bartlett, Beatrice Winde Director: John N. Smith Rating: Features: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD, Letterboxed, Widescreen, NTSC Running Time: 99 minutes Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Release Date: July 13, 1999 Theatrical Release Date: August 11, 1995 Studio: Walt Disney Video
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Top Hollywood star Michelle Pfeiffer I AM SAM, WHAT LIES BENEATH is the driving force behind this gripping and uplifting smash hit! Based on an incredible true-life story -- Pfeiffer is former U.S. Marine LouAnne Johnson, a first-time high school teacher assigned to a class of tough but smart inner city students. When conventional methods fail to reach them, the feisty Ms. Johnson tries the unconventional -- defying the rules and creating her own curriculum! In the process, she instills a new self-confidence in her students -- motivating them toward their greatest potential. Critically acclaimed and powered by a riveting star performance, DANGEROUS MINDS is hard-hitting, crowd-pleasing entertainment you won't soon forget!
This "To Ma'am with Love" is much more an escapist popcorn movie than the inner-city document its marketing suggested. Michelle Pfeiffer plays real-life former Marine Louanne Johnson, a high school English teacher who meets resistance from kids and administration alike at a tough urban school in Northern California. Pfeiffer is good, and her character's overall development even survives various post-production story cuts. A romance with Andy Garcia's character was completely eliminated before release; Garcia is nowhere in sight. The actors who play Johnson's students are also fine, and the whole film becomes the latest in a long tradition of sentimental movies about teachers who change the lives of kids. --Tom Keogh