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 <email@example.com>
Eastside High never had a principal this tough...or one who cared this much about its students.
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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
Maria's hair between shots when Clark is somewhat berating Mrs. Powers over the way she taught the school song to the "song birds". See more
Everybody, c'mon! Let's just settle down, give her a chance to talk, she might actually have something to say! So, everybody just chill, settle down, and let's listen to the old loudmouthed wench!
Referenced in Mean Girls
LEAN ON ME
Performed by Thelma Houston
and The Winans
Produced by Richard Perry
Courtesy of Qwest Records
Written by Bill Withers See more