Lean on Me
Released
1989
Directed by
John G. Avildsen
Tagline
A true story about a real hero.
Produced by
Norman Twain
Screenplay by
Michael Schiffer
Actors
Morgan Freeman
Tony Todd
Regina Taylor
Robert Guillaume
Ethan Phillips
Mike Starr
Michael Imperioli
Michael Beach
Ahmed Best
Lynne Thigpen
Alan North
Jim Moody
Beverly Todd
Robin Bartlett
Ivonne Coll
Karen Malina White
Bruce Malmuth
Monique Dupree
Karina Arroyave
Delilah Cotto
Michael P. Moran
Marcella Lowery
Mushond Lee
Sloane Shelton
Pat McNamara
Jermaine Hopkins
Sandra Reaves-Phillips
Heather Rose Dominic
Harry Madsen
Knowl Johnson
Todd Alexander Cohen
Marina Durell
Yvette Hawkins
John Ring
Jennifer McComb
Michael Best
Gwyn English Nielsen
Steven Lezak
Robert Kamlot
Anthony Figueroa
Richard Grusin
Anthony G. Avildsen
Mario Biazzo
Nathalee Fairmon
Alex Romaguera
Elsie Hilario
Michelle L. Wease
Frank Firrito
Tyrone Jackson
Veniece Ross
Raúl González
Frances Sousa
Ashon Curvy
Andre Howell
Nicole Quinn
Dwayne Jones
Corey Ginn
Hershel Slappy
Lynda La Vergne
Kenneth Kelly
Luz Tolentino
Manuel Carneiro
Gloria Sauve
Markus Toure Boddie
Nancy Gathers
Michael A. Joseph
Kisean Blount
Stephen Capers Jr.
Linda M. Salgado
Steve Adrianzen
Netflix Rating
PG-13 (USA)
Rated
PG-13 (USA)
Netflix Genre
Drama
Biographies
African-American Dramas
Netflix Format
DVD
Genres
Biographical film
Drama
Action Film
Category
Film

Lean on Me

Lean on Me is a 1989 dramatized biographical film written by Michael Schiffer, directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Morgan Freeman. Lean on Me is loosely based on the story of Joe Louis Clark, a real life inner city high school principal in Paterson, New Jersey, whose school is at risk of being taken over by the New Jersey state government unless students improve their test scores. This film's title refers to the 1972 Bill Withers song of the same name. Parts of the film, including ... more on Wikipedia

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