Lean on Me

1989 PG-13 1h 49m DVD

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Lean on Me

1989 PG-13 1h 49m DVD
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When tough-talking principal Joe Clark (Morgan Freeman) takes over decaying Eastside High School, he's faced with graffiti-covered walls and students wearing gang colors. But he's determined to do anything in his power to turn the school around. He begins by expelling drug dealers and padlocking the doors to keep the riffraff out. But he also demands maximum effort from the students and staff inside in this uplifting drama based on a true story.
Format
DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
Subtitles
None
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Beverly Todd
  • Robert Guillaume
  • Alan North
  • Lynne Thigpen
  • Robin Bartlett
  • Michael Beach
  • Ethan Phillips
  • Sandra Reaves-Phillips
  • Sloane Shelton
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Reviews

age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this true story of one teacher's crusade to reform a violent high school has many inspiring moments, but the lead character's tactics are often questionable. Kids will hear lots of profanity, heavy use of racial epthets and other humiliating language, often aimed at teen characters by adults.

Sexual Content

Teen pregnancy.

Violence

None gratuitous, but plenty of fighting.

Language

Lots of profanity, though the principal's humiliating language is often worse than swearing. Heavy use of racial epithets.

Social Behavior

The protagonist uses intimidation as much as inspiration to motivate his students.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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