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Lean on Me Movie

Movie Summary for Lean on Me


This 80's movie is the story of a teacher who decided that he could make the difference in a forgotten school in one of the most impoverished neighborhoods in the USA.

Lean on Me DVD

DVD Release

The DVD for the movie Lean on Me was released on October 20, 1998 by Warner Home Video and is rated PG-13.


In the movie Lean on Me, Joe Clark is a man who isnít very appreciated among the teacherís community due to his rough manners.

However, the Eastside High School needs a tough man in order to improve its grades. If not, the state will take it over. Thatís why Joe Clark is called in. Now, the main character of Lean on Me will have to prove that his way of doing things if the way to go.


Principal Joe Clark - Morgan Freeman
Ms. Levias - Beverly Todd
Dr. Frank Napier - Robert Guillaume
Mayor Don Bottman - Alan North
Leonna Barrett - Lynne Thigpen


The movie Lean on Me is based on the true story of Joe Clark.

Many of the students that appear in the film Lean on Me are actual Eastside High School students.

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80's Film Facts:

The Movie Lean on Me was released to theatres on 03/03/1989 by Warner Bros., and grossed $29,823,140 at the box office in the US.

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