Dangerous Minds

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Dangerous Minds
Directed by John N. Smith
Produced by Don Simpson
Jerry Bruckheimer
Screenplay by Ronald Bass
Starring Michelle Pfeiffer
Music by Wendy & Lisa
Distributed by Hollywood Pictures
Release date(s) United States August 11, 1995
Australia November 24, 1995
United Kingdom January 16, 1996
Running time 99 min.
Country  United States
Language English
Spanish
Budget $29 million
Money made $179,519,401 [1]

Dangerous Minds is a 1995 American drama movie starring Michelle Pfeiffer. It is set in California. Its subjects include gangs, teenage pregnancy, poetry and school problems.

Pfeiffer portrays LouAnne Johnson, a former U.S. Marine on whose novel this drama is based. Most of the students in this urban melodrama are African American and Hispanic adolescents.

Dangerous Minds was released August 11, 1995. It had mixed critical reception though was a strong box office hit. In 1996 a television series of the same name premiered, though it was short lived.

The soundtrack and its lead single 'Gangsta's Paradise' enjoyed major success. It received nominations for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Soundtrack Album. Coolio won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance for his vocals.[2]

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