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Dangerous minds
Pfeiffer, Michelle, 1957-
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[United States] : Hollywood Pictures, [1999]

Physical Description:
1 videodisc (99 min) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
When an ex-Marine becomes a high school teacher, she is assigned to a tough class of inner-city teenagers.
General Note:
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Based upon: My posse don't do homework / by LouAnne Johnson.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Reading Level:
Rated R.
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DVD 4084 Adult DVD Open Shelf
DVD 4084 Adult DVD New Materials
DVD 4084 Adult DVD Open Shelf

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Teacher and ex-marine Louanne Johnson accepts a full-time job at East Palo Alto highschool without realizing that the students in her class are highly intelligent, but have social problems. She must learn how to get the students' attention and help them.

Author Notes

Michelle Marie Pfeiffer, born April 29, 1958, is an American actress. She made her screen début in 1980, but did not have mainstream attention until her appearance in Scarface, 1983. She rose to prominence during the late 1980s and early 1990s, during which time she gave a series of critically-acclaimed performances in the films Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Married to the Mob (1988), The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), The Russia House (1990), Frankie and Johnny (1991), Love Field (1992), and The Age of Innocence (1993), as well as appearing as Catwoman, the feline villainess of Batman Returns (1992).

Pfeiffer won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in Dangerous Liaisons (1988); she also won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival for her role in Love Field (1992). In addition, she has been nominated for three Academy Awards - 1988 Best Supporting Actress for Dangerous Liaisons, 1989 Best Actress for The Fabulous Baker Boys, and 1992 Best Actress for Love Field - and a further five Golden Globe Awards between 1988 and 1993. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard. In 1989, Pfeiffer made her stage début in the role of Olivia in Twelfth Night, a New York Shakespeare Festival production staged in Central Park.

In her private life, Pfeiffer was married to actor Peter Horton from 1981-1988 and then married producer David E. Kelley in 1993. They have one adopted daughter, Claudia Rose, and one biological son, John Henry.

(Bowker Author Biography)