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?
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
[at the first teachers' meeting
... You are now my chief custodian, Reverend Slappy. You will scour this building clean. Any graffiti that goes up, comes off the next day. Is that clear? Detention students can help you. Let them scrub this place for a while, discover what a fine living you make doing this. And tear down those cages in the cafeteria! If we treat our students like animals, that's exactly how they'll behave!
Referenced in Resident Alien
Performed by Force M.D.'s
Produced & Written by Timmy Gatling and Fred McFarlane
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Records See more