LEAN ON ME (Theatrical Release USA 1989)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì 

Lean on Me—rare inspirational treasure—builds itself on the concept that one person can make a tremendous difference in the lives of many by expecting more and seeing potential not realized. WOW! The movie takes the ‘less’ out of the word hopeless. Morgan Freeman gives a commanding performance. The film deserves its place in the home video library. 

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A high school principal attempts to turn a failing school around. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director John Avildsen for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Norman Twain for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Joe Clark (Morgan Freeman), Joan Levias (Beverly Todd), Don Bottan (Alan North), Frank Napier (Robert Guillaume), Mr. Rosenberg (Ethan Phillips), Leonna Barrett (Lynne Thigpen), Mrs. Elliott (Robin Bartlett), Larry Darnell (Michael Beach), Mrs. Powers (Sandra Reaves-Phillips), William Wright (Tony Todd), Mrs. Hamilton (Sloane Shelton), Thomas Sams (Jermaine Hopkins), Kaneesha Carter (Karen Malina White), and Maria (Karina Arroyave). 

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Yes. Educational and realistic. Inspiring. Wonderful watch that completely entertains. The film is a good study piece of some of the earlier acting roles of Morgan Freeman...he sweetly plumbs the depths of passion, intensity, authority, and focused purpose in this movie.

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