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>
A true story about a real hero.
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Real-life students and teachers from Eastside High appeared as extras in this film. See more
Maria's hair between shots when Clark is somewhat berating Mrs. Powers over the way she taught the school song to the "song birds". See more
[at an assembly
I want all of you to take a good look at these people on the risers behind me. These people have been here roughly five years, and done absolutely nothing. These people are drug dealers and drug users. They have taken up space. They have disrupted this school. They have harassed your teachers. And they have intimidated you. Well, times are about to change. You will not be bothered in Joe Clark's school. These people are incorrigible. And since none of them could graduate anyway....
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Spoofed in High School High
LEAN ON ME
Performed by Thelma Houston
and The Winans
Produced by Richard Perry
Courtesy of Qwest Records
Written by Bill Withers See more