187 Movie: What Do We Know So Far About This Crime Thriller Film?
187 Movie get to know all we know about it
187 Movie is also called as One Eight Seven Movie which was released in 1997. This is an American crime thriller movie which was directed by Kevin Reynolds. 187 movie was the first top billed starring character for Samuel L. Jackson who portrays the role of a Los Angeles teacher and he caught with gang trouble in an urban high school.
The movie’s name came from the California Penal Code Section 187 which indicates murder.
The original screenplay for 187 Movie was penned by Scott Yagemann in 1995 who is a Los Angeles area high substitute teacher for about seven years. He penned the screenplay after an incident when a violent transfer student had threatened to kill him and his family.
What is the Plotline of 187 Movie?
Trevor Garfield is a high school teacher and teaches science subject at Roosevelt Stuyvesant neighbourhood of Brooklyn. A gangster student Dennis Broadway to whom he had given a failing grade so he threatens him to kill him by writing the number 187 on each page in a textbook.
Trevor knows that this is a warning and tries to report his concerns to the administration. He realises that Dennis wants to transfer back to his old school however in order to do so he needs to have good grades.
Then Trevor witnesses Rita Martínez, who is a student to whom he is tutoring, facing abuse from both the K.O.S. and Childress. Later Rita drops out of school. Garfield tries to intervene and approaches the school administration but is met with bureaucracy and is prevented from intervening.
Later Benny’s dead body is discovered in the Los Angeles River, apparently of a drug overdose. However, it is revealed that Garfield took matters into his own hands, killing Benny and severing César’s finger. Ellen uncovers Garfield’s spiral into violence and being unable to understand his ferocity, she leaves him.
Check out the trailer of 187 Movie in given below video. By watching this video you will get a clear idea regarding the story of this movie. Therefore it will become easy for you to decide whether to watch this movie or not.
What is the Cast of 187 Movie?
- Samuel L. Jacksonas Trevor Garfield
- John Heardas Dave Childress
- Kelly Rowanas Ellen Henry
- Clifton Collins Jr.as César Sánchez
- Tony Planaas Principal García
- Karina Arroyaveas Rita Martínez
- Demetrius Navarro as Paco
- Lobo Sebastian as Benito “Benny” Chacón
- Jack Kehler as Larry Hyland
- Jonah Rooney as Stevie Littleton
- Method Man as Dennis Broadway
- Kathryn Leigh Scott as Anglo Woman
What Are the Reviews for 187 Movie?
A review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gave the film 30% of rating which is based on 27 reviews from critics.
Roger Ebert rated the film 2 out of 4 stars, complimenting the “strong and sympathetic performance” by Samuel L. Jackson and saying that the movie “has elements that are thoughtful and tough about inner-city schools” but it also contains “elements that belong in a crime thriller or a war movie”. He also felt that the movie’s “destination doesn’t have much to do with how it got there”