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  • Lean on Me (1989)
  • PG-13
    108 min | Biography, Drama
Lean on Me (1989)
PG-13
108 min | Biography, Drama

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.
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Michael Schiffer (written by)
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Mar 3, 1989 (United States)

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