- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 59 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 10, 2010
- Originally Released: 1997
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Commentary by co-stars Samuel L. Jackson and Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez, director Kevin Reynolds and writer Scott Yagemann
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround - English, French
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
- Subtitles - English, French
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Box Office - 09/01/1997
"...Filled with insights..."
USA Today - 07/30/1997
"...Compelling....Intentionally ambiguous..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
New York Times - 07/30/1997
"...187 is genuinely disturbing in its vision of fearless students and powerless teachers locked in struggle....[Jackson gives a] fine, smoldering performance..."
After being felled by a vicious stabbing attack precipitated by failing a student, a determined Brooklyn high school science teacher heads west for a fresh start. But his new assignment--substitute relief in a gang-ridden school for a teacher on "stress leave"--proves even more exhausting, as his new pupils' resistance to his teaching soon provokes a potentially deadly desperation. Penned by first-timer Scott Yagemann, a seven-year veteran of the LA school system. "187" is California police code for murder.