Release Date: July 30, 1997
Running Time: 120 mins.
MPAA Rating: R
Box Office: $5,716,080.00
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Urban


One year after being stabbed by a student, a Brooklyn high school teacher relocates to Los Angeles and returns to the classroom--his nerves frayed and his spirit shaken. He again finds himself in the same world of amorality and violence that he had hoped to leave behind. Challenged by a high school administration fearful of litigation and exposed to teachers suffering from burn-out, he becomes a transformed man and decides to take a heroic stand.


Samuel L. Jackson

John Heard

Kelly Rowan

Clifton Collins

Lobo Sebastian

Method Man

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