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>
Eastside High was out of control...until Joe Clark took it back.
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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
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
It's like you're a Big Bird with radar. And I'm tired of getting hit!
References My Bodyguard
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