Lean on Me | Full Movie

Lean on Me
  • PG-13
  • 1h 48m
  • 1989
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Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman stars as "Crazy" Joe Clark, the educator assigned as principal to New Jersey's worst high school, in this uplifting true drama. Upon his arrival at his new post, Joe Clark expels kids, fires teachers and antagonizes parents--and wins the hearts of his students--in an uncompromising quest to provide the quality education they deserve.

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Variety
Jane Galbraith
Fresh

Avildsen's enthusiastic direction gives Lean on Me a heartwarming, feel-good tone that is accessib...

June 25, 2017
Common Sense Media
Polly M. Robertus
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Inspirational movie about a controversial teacher.

June 22, 2017
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Emanuel Levy
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June 21, 2017
Film Threat
Kevin Carr
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Common Sense Says
Inspirational movie about a controversial teacher.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this true story of one teacher's crusade to reform a violent high school has many inspiring moments, but the lead character's tactics are often questionable. Kids will hear lots of profanity, heavy use of racial epthets and other humiliating language, often aimed at teen characters by adults.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:March 3, 1989
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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