Parental Guidance Recommended for Younger viewers.
|Director:||John G. Avildsen|
|Actors:||Ethan Phillips, Morgan Freeman, Robert Guillaume, Michael Beach, Alan North, Lynne Thigpen, Karina Arroyave, Sandra Reaves-Phillips, Sloane Shelton, Robin Bartlett, Karen Malina White, Beverly Todd, Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins|
Lean on Me is the true story of high school principal Joe Clark, who armed himself with a bullhorn and Louisville Slugger and slammed the door on losers at Eastside High in Paterson, New Jersey. Brought in to save the school, he chained the doors to keep troublemakers 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.Morgan Freeman electrifies as Clark in an extraordinary performance as an extraordinary man. Director John G. Avildsen ensures that Lean on Me, like his Rocky and The Karate Kid, is rousing, crowd-pleasing entertainment.