THE PRINCIPAL (Theatrical Release USA 1987)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì 

The Principal does not perform at the level of Morgan Freeman’s film, Lean on Me. However, The Principal has its own spunk and has performances by James Belushi at the helm with very good support by Louis Gossett Jr. The movie completely keeps audience attention and provides non-stop tension from its beginning to concluding scene. It’s rough, tough, and gritty. It tells a need-to-be-told story. It’s an unforgettable watch.

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A teacher, with no place else to go within a school district, is assigned the position of principal at the most troubled school within the district. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Christopher Cain for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Thomas Brodek for making the film possible. Cast include: Jim Belushi, Louis Gossett Jr., Rae Chong, and Kelly Minter. 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. This is a demonstrative watch at how troubled public schools can become. It’s a tough watch but a good watch. 

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