John N. Smith directs Michelle Pfeiffer, George Dzundza and Courtney B. Vance in this high school drama based around the true story of a former Marine who takes control of a class of delinquents.
Gangster’s Paradise by Coolio is iconic. The movie it was attached to is pretty rote and unconvincing. If you want to see this subject matter handled well see Season 4 of The Wire. Michelle Pfeiffer holds her own among the musty, mawkish material but the best scene is where an old black lady puts her sexy “white saviour” ass in its place. A surprisingly profitable hit back in its day.
Perfect Double Bill: Blackboard Jungle (1955)
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