Lean on Me | 1989

Drama, Biopic
Based on the true story of New Jersey high school principal Joe Clark, who wins the support and respect of his students for his controversial methods in ridding the school of violent students and drug dealers.

Cast

... Joe Clark

Actor

... Dr Frank Napier

Actor

... Ms Levias

Actor

... Leona Barrett

Actor

... Thomas Sams

Actor

... Keneesha Carter

Actor

... Mayor Don Bottman

Actor

... Mr Rosenberg

Actor

... Mrs Powers

Actor

... Mrs Elliott

Actor

... Mr Darnell

Actor

... Mrs Hamilton

Actor

Company

College Upward Bound Program of Edison New Jersey

Production Company

D Bassett & Associates Inc

Production Company

East Orange Department of Recreation

Production Company

Eastside High School Students

Production Company

Eastside High School Teachers

Production Company

Essex County Upward Bound Program

Production Company

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.

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