An arrogant and unorthodox teacher returns as principal to the idyllic high school from which he had earlier been fired to find it a den of drug abuse, gang violence, and urban despair. Eventually his successful but unorthodox methods lead to a clash with city officials that threatens to undo all his efforts. Based on a true story. Written by
Keith Loh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Eastside High was a training ground for jail. Then Joe Clark took over. Now the kids are getting something they never had. A future.
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Did You Know?
In one scene (while holding a baseball bat), Morgan Freeman says "They used to call me Crazy Joe. Well now they can call me Batman!" Years later Freeman would play the character of Lucius Fox, ally to Batman, in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. See more
When the superintendent is discussing who to hire as the principal with the Mayor, the Mayor asks "What was last year's score?". The Superintendent answers "38%". Later, when Joe leaves the stage after expelling the bad students, there is a chart that shows that last year's score was 30%. See more
[at the demonstration outside City Hall
... Children, you have my word that we will get you what Eastside High deserves: a GOOD principal!
We don't WANT a "good principal!" We WANT Mr. Clark!
You may THINK you know what you want, but...
[the students applaud wildly, seeing that Clark has just walked up behind Barrett, unnoticed by her
Featured in Bad Teacher
LEAN ON ME
Performed by Sandra Reaves-Phillips
and the Cast
Produced by Brooks Arthur
and Michael Schiffer
Also Performed by Club Nouveau
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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