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
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When Clark first expels all the delinquent students we see all the security escorting the students out but later in the film Clark says the state government can't provide any funding to install the doors that come with sound alarms. If the state government can pay all the yearly salaries plus benefits for all the security guards they can obviously pay a one time fee of installing alarm doors. See more »
Hey, Mr. Clark, what did they get you for?
What's the charge? What's this all about?
It's about someone finally stood up to this man, instead of taking his orders like a maid.
How dare you speak about people like that? Who do you think you are?
[while taken in handcuffs by the fire chief and other police officers]
Mrs. Barrett, if you think you can...
Shut up! You're finished!
[holds up the tape recorder]
The school board's going to hear this at 7:00, and we are going to vote your black ass out!
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Morgan Freeman must be at his highest potential in this drama because he is excellent. He is excellent as Joe Clark, a principal at a high school who is trying to shape up his school and prepare them. He is wonderful as Joe Clark and he fills his character with so much heart that it is unbelieveable. He proved once again that he knows how to act and he should have won an oscar for his role. All of the actors and actresses are awesome in this. The direction and everything else is perfectly brought out.
Overall this movie has minor bits but everything else is perfect. Rating 10.5 out of 10. (Best Acting in a Movie)
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