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Lino Monteiro over 4 years ago
A bit on the mawkish and disjointed side, but inspiring, enthralling and heartwarming.
shelby strube 5 years ago
Edsel Dope 6 years ago
Eric Ratzlaff 6 years ago
Nathan T. over 7 years ago
Hans Dovenspike over 7 years ago
Kate Ellis over 7 years ago
Lean on Me is a 1989 dramatized biographical written by Michael Schiffer, directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Morgan Freeman. Lean on Me is loosely based on the story of Joe Louis Clark, a real life inner city high school principal in Paterson, New Jersey, whose school is at risk of being taken over by the New Jersey state government unless students improve their test scores. This film's title refers to the 1972 Bill Withers song of the same name. Clark resigned as principal of Eastside High School the year after this film was released to become an author and motivational speaker. In August 1995, he was hired to run a juvenile detention center in Newark, New Jersey. Parts of the film, including the elementary school scenes, were filmed in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. Eastside High School in Paterson, New Jersey, is plagued with numerous problems, especially those dealing with drugs and gang violence. Furthermore, the students are receiving low scores on the state's basic skills...
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