Movie where a white teacher teaches at a rough black school?


It was made probably 10+ years ago. The white teacher is a man.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Great movie

    Plot Summary for

    The Principal (1987)

    Rick Latimer is a teacher who gets a job as the principal of a school with a very bad reputation. In fact, his transfer there is a kind of punishment because he beat his wife's boyfriend. So, Rick finds himself in a school where drugs, knives and guns are very usual things...

    The Principal (1987)

    The Principal Directed by

    Christopher Cain

    Writing credits

    Frank Deese

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    Genre: Action / Crime / Drama (more)

    Tagline: Rick Latimer had nothing to lose...until he was given the one job nobody else dared take. (more)

    Plot Outline: A teacher is assigned to be the principal of a violence and crime ridden high school. (more)

    User Comments: James Belushi is The Principal (more)

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    Complete credited cast:

    James Belushi.... Rick Latimer

    Louis Gossett Jr..... Jake Phillips

    Rae Dawn Chong.... Hilary Orozco

    Michael Wright.... Victor Duncan

    J.J. Cohen.... White Zac (as Jeffrey Jay Cohen)

    Kelly Jo Minter.... Treena Lester (as Kelly Minter)

    Esai Morales.... Raymi Rojas

    Troy Winbush.... Baby Emile

    Jacob Vargas.... Arturo Diego

    Thomas Ryan.... Robert Darcy (as Tommy Ryan)

    Reggie Johnson.... Jojo

    rest of cast listed alphabetically:

    Mark Anger.... Desk Officer

    Annabel Armour.... Mr.s Ripton (as Ann Armour)

    Ruth Beckford.... Mrs. Jenkins

    Steve Birger.... Stevie B. (as Steve W. Birger)

    Terry Coleman.... Student

    Frank Deese.... Mr. Petersen

    Leo Downey.... George Pierce

    Richard Dupell.... Buddy (as Richard Duppell)

    Peter Fitzsimmons.... Buddy

    Joe Flood.... Terhune

    Zoltan Gray.... P.E. Teacher

    Rick Hamilton.... Mr. Harkley

    Tony Haney.... Police Officer

    J.J. Johnston.... Will

    Wood Josh.... Charles Lester

    Kathryn Knotts.... Jan Buchanan

    Danny Kovacs.... Substitute Teacher

    Yuri Lane.... Lance Woodbury

    Delores Mitchell.... Mrs. Coswell

    Marty Pistone.... Security Guard (as Martin Pistone)

    Bridgette Rodriguez.... Girl

    Daniel Royal.... Will

    Wat Takeshita.... Maintenance Man

    Sharon Thomas.... Kimberly

    Elliott S. Valderrama.... Drug Dealer

    Joan Valderrama.... Secretary

    Joel Valentin.... Kid

    John Allen Vick.... Frank Valdis

    Doug White.... Eric

    Danny Williams.... Dangerous Danny

    David Williams.... Gang Student

    Jessica Wilson.... Girl

    Tom Winston.... Principal O'Connor

    Bill Yarbrough.... Rondell

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  • 1 decade ago

    Dangerous Minds

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  • 1 decade ago

    It could be Dangerous Minds, with Michelle Pfeiffer as the teacher.

    The film also had "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio as the main theme song

    PS - To the person called ME, I happened to answer the question BEFORE the additional details were posted but now my answer seems to stuck in the middle somewhere as if I answered it just recently. I did read the question, as I'm sure many of us did, except the additional details were added after we posted our answer.

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  • 1 decade ago

    HELLO IDIOTS!! Read the damn question before you answer, man, I hate you quick button a**holes! 10+ years ago DOES NOT MEAN HILLARY SWANK's NEW MOVIES MORONS..............AND GUY TEACHER DOES NOT MEAN MICHELLE PFIEFER DUMMIES!!! I would agree with the 2 right guys and say Principal

    stand by me?'re kidding right?.........that was a group-of-boys movie

    you men lean on me........well, wrong again, morgan freeman IS BLACK

    stand and're wrong too, James Escalante is MEXICAN


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  • 1 decade ago

    there are many one comes to mind of the mercenary who went into the school because his girlfriend got beat up and he starts teaching there the substitute high school high actually mocked that movie as well or we could be talking about highschool high, dangerous minds,

    Source(s): lemriel's book of smart stuff
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  • 1 decade ago

    Criminal Minds with Michelle Pfeiffer

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Principal...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i so think i know what film you're talking about, there is a new one coming out with hilary swank in it but there was an older one in which perhaps jodie foster was a teacher and i think she got beat up in it

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  • 1 decade ago

    Sounds like ' To Sir, With Love ' turned inside out.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Plus that new one, Freedom Writers (latino too)

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