Lean on Me1989
Lean on Me (1989)
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as Joe Clark
as Ms. Levias
as Dr. Frank Napier
as Mayor Don Bottman
as Leona Barrett
as Mrs. Elliott
as Thomas Sams
as Kaneesha Carter
as Mrs. Hamilton
as Mrs. Carter
as Mrs. Powers
as Mrs. Santos
as Mr. O'Malley
as Fire Chief Gaines
as Kid Ray
as Mr. Wright
as Mr. Zirella
as Mrs. Arthur
as Brian Banes
as Mr. Danley
as Mr. Lott
as Mrs. Richards
as Teacher in Cafeteria
as Burger Joint Manager
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Critic Reviews for Lean on Me
Avildsen's enthusiastic direction gives Lean on Me a heartwarming, feel-good tone that is accessible beyond the environs of its subject.
Lean on Me is not a documentary about the real Joe Clark. It is a fiction film about a character who is so troubled, obsessed and angry that the film is never able to say quite what it thinks of him. After the movie, neither are we.
Joe Clark's tough love philosophy plays into the pernicious respectability that plagues so many black communities- that discipline and assimilation will guarantee safety and success.
Is a baseball bat the best way to organize a school? In the movie, sure. In real life, maybe not.
Audience Reviews for Lean on Me
Morgan Freeman is great in this role, but Lean on Me is a bit cheesy and predictable.
A good movie. A bit dated but Freeman was great none the less.
Great courage and true story of a high school principal who is saving the school from the troublemakers. Morgan Freeman electrifies his fiction character in an extraordinary performance as an extraordinary man.
Lean on Me Quotes
|Joe Clark:||You used to call me Crazy Joe well now they you can call me Batman|
|Joe Clark:||You used to call me Crazy Joe. Well now they you can call me Batman.|
|Joe Clark:||We sink, we swim, we rise, we fall - We meet our fate together.|
|Joe Clark:||We sink, we swim, we rise, we fall. We meet our fate together.|
|Joe Clark:||This is an institution of learning, ladies and gentlemen. If you can't control it, how can you teach? Discipline is not the enemy of enthusiasm!|
|Joe Clark:||"Discipline is not the enemy of enthusiasm."|
|Joe Clark:||Discipline is not the enemy of enthusiasm.|