Lean on Me

Lean on Me Brief Information

Lean on Me is a 1989 dramatized biographical film written by Michael Schiffer, directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Morgan Freeman. Lean on Me is loosely based on the story of Joe Louis Clark, a real life inner city high school principal in Paterson, New Jersey, whose school is at risk of being taken over by the New Jersey state government unless students improve their test scores. This film's title refers to the 1972 Bill Withers song of the same name.

Lean on Me News

• Robert Guillaume, former 'Benson' star, dies at 89
• Morgan Freeman to receive SAG Life Achievement Award on Jan. 21
• Sylvester Stallone and Ralph Macchio mourn death of director John Avildsen
• Morgan Freeman to get American Film Institute achievement award

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