I recently rented this movie because I am a huge Morgan Freeman fan, and I was amazed at how inspiring it was. Joe Clark: That's what you said, Frank! So, he, dumped that desk right on top of your head, well right on! Levias, what do you want from me? You will scour this building clean. He just intimidated people into doing the right thing. He is wonderful as Joe Clark and he fills his character with so much heart that it is unbelieveable. Clark confronts his staff for their failure to educate their students and to prepare them for the world. Frank Napier: But I said I would back you up! The mayor has Clark released from jail to urge the children to return home for their own safety. The whole process of the often startling and occasionally unpleasant shock and force necessary to rebuild a dangerously failing school is accurately portrayed.
Mayor Don Bottman: Unless I do what? The problem is that the main character, 'Crazy Joe' Clark is so loud, abrasive and obnoxious that it is hard to get an emotional foothold on what he is trying to accomplish. You take out your pencils and write. It's one thing to expel 300 trouble-makers and demand that the graffiti be brought down but it's quite another to force students to sing the school song on demand and fire the English teacher because he moved during it's singing. There is an awful lot of yelling in 'Lean On Me' and maybe the filmmakers think that it is justified because it is based on a true story. Do all of you understand me? The odds are stacked against him as the education board threatens to shut down Eastside High School, but with his burning desire, devoted staff and administration, and some bright students who actually want to succeed, he rallies them for what will be the final chance to save the school.
We sense that they are glossing over educational issues, and though this doesn't ruin Lean on Me, it compromises the movie. You're a bully, and a despicable man! He wanted to make sure people quit dropping out and focus on the right people. Joe Clark: All right, Sams. Also, they dealt with teen pregnancy a little too liberally but didn't dwell on it. Led by a majestic performance by Morgan Freeman, this film is a must-see. I want a weight program.
Frank Napier: Don, the man has a legitimate problem. We have all the atypical bad students expelled, and there is always one promising that they will get their revenge, and then you have the other one who begs to come back, and makes good. In the coming months, he said, a new radio room would be opened that will replace the antiquated 30 year old system, improving dispatch and response times, bringing existing cameras. Joe Clark: Now why should I let you back into my school, Sams? Smith also pointed out the location of the high school in a high crime area also presents an unique set of challenges. Frank Napier: Brother, I will go through the. Joe Clark: I wasn't talking to all of them, Frank. Some parents react strongly to these measures, including Leonna Barrett , mother of one of the expelled students, who presses the mayor to oust Clark.
They take it home at night the same as you. You do know what cancelled means, don't you Mrs. This is why he's in every other film that is released. And none of them deserve it. Frank Napier holding the newspaper : You see this yet? I want the names of every hoodlum, drug dealer, and miscreant who's done nothing but take this place apart on my desk by noon today. But you've got to get re-elected. Reluctantly, the mayor hires Clark.
But though the filmmakers try to manipulate us to accept most of what Clark does, the picture's intellectual fuzziness is troubling. Morgan Freeman is one of the greatest actors Hollywood has ever had. Something in your head, not on it! You know why you're being demoted, Mr. He currently resides in Newberry, Florida. School officials gave in-school suspension to both girls following the fight. Levias: Those children want to be helped.
There was also a great supporting cast as listed above. Now, when I say if wanna kill yourself, don't fuck around with it. I truly believe it belongs in the top 250. For your treatment of Mrs. It's like you were never born. Worry about the test scores.
That was the easy part. Some of the acting, other than Freeman's, really stand out to make the film a spectacular one. The victim told another boy to stop talking. A student bumped into another resulting in a fight. Avildsen Rocky, The Karate Kid and screenwriter Michael Schiffer Colors , the character doesn't even have much depth. They have taken up space.
Instead, Freeman ingeniously makes each scene work on its own terms. And I want to tell you what the people out there are saying about you and what they think about your chances. Zorella, you are now my new Head Football Coach. There are 300 teachers on the faculty here! Will I end up like so many of the people I know? Mayor Bottman learns that the school will be turned over to state administration unless 75% of the students can pass the minimum basic skills test. Your life hasn't made one bit of difference, and neither has mine.
As an example of how not to dress. Nobody thinks he will last there. It follows Clark's progress as he does battle with drug pushers, the school board and even City Hall to make wild-and-woolly Eastside High of Paterson, N. That evening, the students gather at the meeting of the , where school board member Leona Barrett, is leading for Clark's removal. Same goes for the rest of you. And if you don't like it, Mr.