"Lean on Me" quotes

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The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school he is determined to improve by any and all means.

Director: John G. Avildsen
Writer: Michael Schiffer
Production: N/A
Genre: drama
Year: 1989
MetaScore: 58/100
ImdbRating: 7.4
BoxOffice: $31,906,454
Released: 03 Mar 1989
Awards: 4 wins & 5 nominations

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Cast

Principal Joe Clark - Morgan Freeman
Ms. Levias - Beverly Todd
Dr. Frank Napier - Robert Guillaume
Mayor Don Bottman - Alan North
Leonna Barrett - Lynne Thigpen
Mrs. Elliott - Robin Bartlett
Mr. Darnell - Michael Beach
Mr. Rosenberg - Ethan Phillips
Mrs. Hamilton - Sloane Shelton
Thomas Sams - Jermaine Hopkins
Kaneesha Carter - Karen Malina White
Mrs. Santos - Ivonne Coll
Mrs. Carter - Regina Taylor
Mr. O'Malley - Michael P. Moran
Fire Chief Gaines - John Ring
Clarence - Tyrone Jackson
Kid Ray - Alex Romaguera
Mr. William Wright - Tony Todd
Mr. Zirella - Mike Starr
The Eastside 'Songbirds' - Michael Best
The Eastside 'Songbirds' - Stephen Capers Jr.
The Eastside 'Songbirds' - Dwayne Jones
The Eastside 'Songbirds' - Kenneth Kelly
Mrs. Arthur - Yvette Hawkins
Lillian - Nicole Quinn
Louisa - Elsie Hilario
Brian Banes - Michael A. Joseph
Mr. Danley - Richard Grusin
Mr. Lott - Jim Moody
Sally - Veniece Ross
Reggie - Andre Howell
Charles Yale - Corey Ginn
Miss Ruiz - Marina Durell
Nathalee - Nathalee Fairmon
Rev. Slappy - Hershel Slappy
Derrick - Todd Alexander
Hoodlum at Microphone - Anthony Figueroa
Francesca - Frances Sousa
Student - Lynda La Vergne
Photographer - Robert Kamlot
Ashon - Ashon Curvy
Mrs. Richards - Marcella Lowery
Police Officer - Pat McNamara
Teacher in Cafeteria - Harry Madsen
Student in Cafeteria - Mario Biazzo
Girl in Cafeteria - Kisean Blount
Burger Joint Manager - Bruce Malmuth
White Boy - Frank Firrito
White Boy - Manuel Carneiro
White Boy - Steve Adrianzen
Richard Armand - Mushond Lee
Extra - Ahmed Best
Student - Monique Dupree
Man in Crowd - Steven Lezak
Background Teacher - Gwyn English Nielsen
Reporter - Gloria Sauve
Girl with Big Hair Under Clock Before Test - Michelle L. Wease