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>
They called him crazy for padlocking the doors, and for changing all the rules. But Joe Clark was crazy about one thing only: the students who loved him.
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Did You Know?
The real-life Joe Clark resigned as principal of Eastside High School the year after this film was released. He became an author and motivational speaker. In August 1995, he was hired to run a juvenile detention center in Newark, New Jersey. See more
The practice exam booklet reads "New Jersey Minimun Basic Skills Tests"...probably the last place the school board (or the film's producers) would want a spelling error. See more
Dr. Frank Napier
Don, the man has a legitimate problem. How's he supposed to keep drug dealers out of his school if their buddies can just push open the exit doors and let 'em walk on in?
He's got a point, sir.
Mayor Don Bottman
Rosenberg, this doesn't concern you.
Referenced in Psych: High Top Fade Out
I AIN'T MAKIN' IT
Performed by Stetsasonic
Produced by Daddy-O
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Records
Written by Arnold Hamilton, Bob Coulter and Glenn Bolton See more