Lean on Me (1989)

Watch Lean on Me: An arrogant and unorthodox teacher returns as principal to the idyllic high school from which he had earlier been fired to find it a den of drug abuse, gang violence, and urban despair. Eventually he is successful but unorthodox methods lead to a clash with city officials that threatens to undo all his efforts. Based on a true story.

🌟 7.40/10 from 21104 users
Ratings: IMDB: 7.40
Released:
Runtime: 108 mins
Genres: Action Drama
Director: John G. Avildsen
Actors: Morgan Freeman Tony Todd Michael Imperioli Mike Starr Michael P. Moran

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