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>
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?
Real-life students and teachers from Eastside High appeared as extras in this film. 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
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?
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!
Yo, bitch! Vote on THIS!
HIT THE ROAD, JACK
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