Lean on Me (1989)

Lean on Me
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 48mins.
Genres Drama, Biopic, Urban
Keywords high school, teen
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Morgan Freeman Actor Joe Clark 1 1000001
Robert Guillaume Actor Dr Frank Napier 1 1000002
Beverly Todd Actor Ms Levias 1 1000003
Lynne Thigpen Actor Leona Barrett 1 1000004
Jermaine Hopkins Actor Thomas Sams 1 1000005
Karen White Actor Keneesha Carter 1 1000006
Alan North Actor Mayor Don Bottman 1 1000007
Ethan Phillips Actor Mr Rosenberg 1 1000008
Sandra Reaves-Phillips Actor Mrs Powers 1 1000009
Robin Bartlett Actor Mrs Elliott 1 1000010
Michael Beach Actor Mr Darnell 1 1000011
Sloane Shelton Actor Mrs Hamilton 1 1000012
Karina Arroyave Actor Maria 1 1000013
Ivonne Coll Actor Mrs Santos 1 1000014
Regina Taylor Actor Mrs Carter 1 1000015
Michael Moran Actor Mr O'Malley 1 1000016
John Ring Actor Fire Chief Gaines 1 1000017
Tyrone Jackson Actor Clarence 1 1000018
Alex Romaguera Actor Kid Ray 1 1000019
Tony Todd Actor Mr Wright 1 1000020
Mike Starr Actor Mr Zirella 1 1000021
Michael Best Actor Eastside Songbird Member 1 1000022
Stephen Capers Actor Eastside Songbird Member 1 1000023
Anthony Fuller Actor Eastside Songbird Member 1 1000024
Dwayne Jones Actor Eastside Songbird Member 1 1000025
Kenneth Kelly Actor Eastside Songbird Member 1 1000026
Yvette Hawkins Actor Mrs Arthur 1 1000027
Nicole Quinn Actor Lillian 1 1000028
Elsie Hilario Actor Louisa 1 1000029
Steven Lee Actor Richard Armand 1 1000030
Michael Joseph Actor Brian Banes 1 1000031
Richard Grusin Actor Mr Danley 1 1000032
Jim Moody Actor Mr Lott 1 1000033
Veniece Ross Actor Sally 1 1000034
Raul Gonzalez Actor Ramon 1 1000035
Luz Tolentino Actor Conchita 1 1000036
Andre Howell Actor Reggie 1 1000037
Nancy Gathers Actor Tanya 1 1000038
Corey Ginn Actor Charles Yale 1 1000039
Marina Durell Actor Miss Ruiz 1 1000040
Nathalee Fairmon Actor Nathalee 1 1000041
Reverend Slappy Actor Reverend Slappy 1 1000042
Todd Alexander Actor Derrick 1 1000043
Anthony Figueroa Actor Hoodlum at Microphone 1 1000044
Delilah Cotto Actor Chita 1 1000045
Frances Sousa Actor Francesca 1 1000046
Lynda LaVergne Actor Student 1 1000047
Robert Kamlot Actor Photographer 1 1000048
Linda Salgado Actor Linda 1 1000049
Marcus Boddie Actor Markus 1 1000050
Ashon Curvy Actor Ashon 1 1000051
Michael Imperioli Actor George 1 1000052
Marcella Lowery Actor Mrs Richards 1 1000053
Frank Napier Actor 1st School Board Member 1 1000054
Robert Rosenberg Actor 2nd School Board Member 1 1000055
Jennifer McComb Actor Ellen 1 1000056
Knowl Johnson Actor Tommy 1 1000057
Anthony Avildsen Actor Anthony 1 1000058
Pat McNamara Actor Police Officer 1 1000059
Harry Madsen Actor Teacher in Cafeteria 1 1000060
Heather Dominic Actor Stacey 1 1000061
Mario Biazzo Actor Student in Cafeteria 1 1000062
Kisean Blount Actor Girl in Cafeteria 1 1000063
Bruce Malmuth Actor Burger Joint Manager 1 1000064
Frank Firrito Actor White Boy 1 1000065
Frank Firrito Actor Singer 1 1000066
Manuel Carneiro Actor Singer 1 1000067
Manuel Carneiro Actor White Boy 1 1000068
Steve Adrianzen Actor White Boy 1 1000069
Steve Adrianzen Actor Singer 1 1000070
Ted Hook Actor Teacher 1 1000071
John Avildsen Director n/a 2 2000001
Norman Twain Producer n/a 3 3000001
John Avildsen Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Michael Schiffer Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Douglas Seelig Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Michael Schiffer Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Dwight Williams Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Joseph Ray Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Randy Barbee Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Nelson Cabrera Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
David Ticotin Location Manager n/a 193 5000005
Ira Hurvitz Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000006
Grace Blake Production Coordinator production office coordinator 162 5000007
Aurelia Nelson DGA Trainee n/a 120878 5000008
Victor Hammer Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Alec Hirschfeld Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Anastas Michos Camera Operator n/a 239 6000003
Marc Hirschfeld Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000004
Michael Kiddon Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000005
Bob Brown Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000006
Kathina Szeto Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000007
Barry Wetcher Photography stills 120835 6000008
John Carter Editor n/a 172 7000001
John Avildsen Editor n/a 172 7000002
Trevor Jolly Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000003
William Kruzykowski Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000004
Mitchel Stanley Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000005
Stuart Stanley Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000006
Rick Tuber Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000007
Bill Conti Music n/a 120781 8000001
Joseph Zynczak Music music consultant 120781 8000002
Roy Glover Music Arranger choir vocal arranger 121019 8000003
Stephen Hope Music Editor n/a 214 8000004
George Craig Music Editor n/a 214 8000005
Brooks Arthur Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000006
Brooks Arthur Song song producer("All the Way to Love" "Lean on Me") 120859 8000007
Bill Withers Song ("Lean on Me") 120859 8000008
Richard Perry Song song producer("Lean on Me") 120859 8000009
Axl Rose Song ("Welcome to the Jungle") 120859 8000011
Steven Adler Song ("Welcome to the Jungle") 120859 8000012
Izzy Stradlin Song ("Welcome to the Jungle") 120859 8000013
Duff McKagan Song ("Welcome to the Jungle") 120859 8000014
K Lowery Song ("You Are the One") 120859 8000015
D Gaskins Song ("You Are the One") 120859 8000016
Tony Moran Song song producer("You Are the One") 120859 8000017
Joey Gardner Song song producer("You Are the One:) 120859 8000018
Roxanne Shante Song n/a 120859 8000019
Marley Marl Song song producer("Skeezer" "Rap Summary (Lean on Me)") 120859 8000020
Timmy Gatling Song song producer("After 12") 120859 8000021
Timmy Gatling Song n/a 120859 8000022
Fred McFarlane Song song producer("After 12") 120859 8000023
Fred McFarlane Song n/a 120859 8000024
Arnold Hamilton Song ("I Ain't Makin' It") 120859 8000025
Bob Coulter Song ("I Ain't Makin' It") 120859 8000026
Glenn Bolton Song ("I Ain't Makin' It") 120859 8000027
Siedah Garrett Song n/a 120859 8000030
Glen Ballard Song song producer("All the Way to Love") 120859 8000031
Glen Ballard Song n/a 120859 8000032
Michael Schiffer Song song producer("All the Way to Love" "Lean on Me") 120859 8000033
Winston Bailey Song ("Everybody Is Somebody") 120859 8000034
Big Daddy Kane Song n/a 120859 8000036
Percy Mayfield Song ("Hit the Road, Jack") 120859 8000037
Catherine Peragallo Miller Song ("Eastside High School Alma Mater") 120859 8000038
Thelma Houston Song Performer ("Lean on Me") 120788 8000039
Roxanne Shante Song Performer ("Skeezer") 120788 8000043
Siedah Garrett Song Performer ("All the Way to Love") 120788 8000046
Taja Sevelle Song Performer ("Everybody Is Somebody") 120788 8000049
Sandra Reaves-Phillips Song Performer ("Lean on Me") 120788 8000050
Big Daddy Kane Song Performer ("Rap Summary (Lean on Me)") 120788 8000052
Doug Kraner Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Caryl Heller Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Timothy Galvin Art Director art direction 183 9000003
Mary Colquhoun Casting n/a 179 10000001
Stanley Soble Casting n/a 179 10000002
Kathryn McCable Consultant project consultant 120784 12000001
Jennifer von Mayrhauser Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Annie DeMille Hair hairstyles 120794 13000002
Toy Van Lierop Makeup n/a 353 13000003
Andrew Corbo Wardrobe Assistant n/a 120809 13000004
Dean Jackson Wardrobe Assistant n/a 120809 13000005
Andrea Ross Wardrobe Supervisor n/a 120908 13000006
Bill Voigtlander ADR Editor n/a 220 14000001
Kim Maitland Boom Operator n/a 215 14000002
T.J. O'Mara Boom Operator n/a 215 14000003
Wayne Artman Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000004
Tom Beckert Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000005
Tom Dahl Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000006
Tom McCarthy Sound Editor sound editor supervisor 229 14000007
Burt Weinstein Sound Editor sound editor supervisor 229 14000008
Allan Byer Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000009
Red Burke Rigging Gaffer n/a 120937 15000001
Dennis Gamiello Key Grip n/a 263 15000002
Michael Burke Gaffer n/a 268 15000003
Brian Fitzsimons Dolly Grip bestboy grip 264 15000004
Rusty Engel Best Boy bestboy 120885 15000005
Barbara Miller Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Harry Madsen Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Mark Fischer Stunts n/a 240 19000002
Malik Moody Stunts n/a 240 19000003
Craig Watson Stunts n/a 240 19000004
John Cintron Stunts n/a 240 19000005
Greg Wilson Stunts n/a 240 19000006
Shawn Majette Stunts n/a 240 19000007
Robert Figueroa Stunts n/a 240 19000008
Carlos Quiles Construction Coordinator n/a 276 21000001
Jimmy Raitt Property Master n/a 120805 24000001
Dale Pierce-Johnson Assistant production office coordinator assistant 120820 25000001
Keith Crossley Assistant (to John G Avildsen) 120820 25000002
Joyce Fetherolf Assistant (to John G Avildsen) 120820 25000003
Ed Orshan Assistant (to John G Avildsen) 120820 25000004
Lee Steinhardt-Kaloidis Assistant (to Norman Twain) 120820 25000005
Tracy Swope Assistant assistance 120820 25000006
Anthony Avildsen Production Assistant n/a 275 25000007
Jonathan Avildsen Production Assistant n/a 275 25000008
H. Cooper Production Assistant n/a 275 25000009
Mary Fellows Production Assistant n/a 275 25000010
Leslee Grubbs Production Assistant n/a 275 25000011
A Mamby Production Assistant n/a 275 25000012
Angela Salgado Production Assistant n/a 275 25000013
Richard Spector Production Assistant n/a 275 25000014
David Veinghous Production Assistant n/a 275 25000015
Michael Fennell Transportation Captain n/a 272 25000016
Joseph Fanning Transportation Coordinator n/a 271 25000017
William Bishop Property Master Assistant n/a 120975 25000018
Wayne Slappy Production production liaison(Eastside Hight School) 120824 25000019
Synopsis
Lean on me is the true story of high school principal Joe Clark, who armed himself with a bullhorn and a Louisville slugger and slammed the doors on losers at Eastside High in Paterson, New Jersey. Brought in to save the school, he chained the doors to keep trouble makers out and strivers in. Some parents and teachers fought him. But many kids loved him. He turned the school around and his achievement became a national triumph.