Lean on Me


1h 48m 1989

Brief Synopsis

Lean on me is the true story of high school principal Joe Clark, who armed himself with a bullhorn and a Louisville slugger and slammed the doors on losers at Eastside High in Paterson, New Jersey. Brought in to save the school, he chained the doors to keep trouble makers out and strivers in. Some p

Film Details

Also Known As
Escuela de rebeldes, incroyable défi
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1989
Location
Eastside High School, Paterson, New Jersey, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

Lean on me is the true story of high school principal Joe Clark, who armed himself with a bullhorn and a Louisville slugger and slammed the doors on losers at Eastside High in Paterson, New Jersey. Brought in to save the school, he chained the doors to keep trouble makers out and strivers in. Some parents and teachers fought him. But many kids loved him. He turned the school around and his achievement became a national triumph.

Crew

Steven Adler

Song

Brooks Arthur

Song

Brooks Arthur

Music Supervisor

Wayne Artman

Sound

Anthony Avildsen

Production Assistant

John G. Avildsen

Executive Producer

John G. Avildsen

Editor

Jonathan Avildsen

Production Assistant

Winston Bailey

Song

Glen Ballard

Song

Randy N Barbee

Assistant Director

Tom Beckert

Sound

William Bishop

Property Master Assistant

Grace Blake

Production Coordinator

Glenn Bolton

Song

Bob Brown

Assistant Camera Operator

Michael J Burke

Gaffer

Red Burke

Rigging Gaffer

Allan Byer

Sound Mixer

Nelson Cabrera

Assistant Director

John N Carter

Editor

John Cintron

Stunts

Mary Colquhoun

Casting

Bill Conti

Music

H. H. Cooper

Production Assistant

Andrew Corbo

Wardrobe Assistant

Bob Coulter

Song

George Craig

Music Editor

Keith Crossley

Assistant

Tom Dahl

Sound

Annie Demille

Hair

Rusty Engel

Best Boy

Joseph Fanning

Transportation Coordinator

Mary Fellows

Production Assistant

Michael D. Fennell

Transportation Captain

Joyce Wilson Fetherolf

Assistant

Robert Figueroa

Stunts

Mark Fischer

Stunts

Brian Fitzsimons

Dolly Grip

Timothy Galvin

Art Director

Dennis Gamiello

Key Grip

Joey Gardner

Song

Siedah Garrett

Song Performer

Siedah Garrett

Song

D Gaskins

Song

Timmy Gatling

Song

Roy Glover

Music Arranger

Leslee Grubbs

Production Assistant

Arnold Hamilton

Song

Victor Hammer

Director Of Photography

Caryl Heller

Set Decorator

Alec Hirschfeld

Camera Operator

Marc Hirschfeld

Assistant Camera Operator

Stephen A Hope

Music Editor

Thelma Houston

Song Performer

Ira Hurvitz

Script Supervisor

Dean Jackson

Wardrobe Assistant

Trevor Jolly

Assistant Editor

Michael Kiddon

Assistant Camera Operator

Doug Kraner

Production Designer

William Kruzykowski

Assistant Editor

K Lowery

Song

Harry Madsen

Stunt Coordinator

Kim Maitland

Boom Operator

Shawn Majette

Stunts

A Cecilia Mamby

Production Assistant

Percy Mayfield

Song

Jennifer Von Mayrhauser

Costume Designer

Kathryn Mccable

Consultant

Tom Mccarthy

Sound Editor

Fred Mcfarlane

Song

Duff Mckagan

Song

Anastas Michos

Camera Operator

Barbara R Miller

Production Accountant

Malik Moody

Stunts

Tony Moran

Song

Aurelia Nelson

Dga Trainee

T. J. O'mara

Boom Operator

Ed Orshan

Assistant

Catherine Peragallo Miller

Song

Richard Perry

Song

Dale Pierce-johnson

Assistant

Carlos Quiles

Construction Coordinator

Jimmy Raitt

Property Master

Joseph Ray

Assistant Director

Sandra Reaves-phillips

Song Performer

Axl Rose

Song

Andrea Ross

Wardrobe Supervisor

Angela Salgado

Production Assistant

Michael Schiffer

Associate Producer

Michael Schiffer

Song

Michael Schiffer

Screenplay

Douglas Seelig

Associate Producer

Taja Sevelle

Song Performer

Roxanne Shante

Song Performer

Roxanne Shante

Song

Wayne Slappy

Production

Stanley Soble

Casting

Richard Spector

Production Assistant

Mitchel Stanley

Assistant Editor

Stuart Stanley

Assistant Editor

Lee Steinhardt-kaloidis

Assistant

Izzy Stradlin

Song

Tracy Brooks Swope

Assistant

Kathina Szeto

Assistant Camera Operator

David A Ticotin

Location Manager

Rick Tuber

Assistant Editor

Norman Twain

Producer

Toy Van Lierop

Makeup

David H Venghaus

Production Assistant

Bill Voigtlander

Adr Editor

Craig Watson

Stunts

Burt Weinstein

Sound Editor

Barry Wetcher

Photography

Dwight Williams

Assistant Director

Marlon Williams

Song

Greg Wilson

Stunts

Bill Withers

Song

Joseph E Zynczak

Music

Film Details

Also Known As
Escuela de rebeldes, incroyable défi
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1989
Location
Eastside High School, Paterson, New Jersey, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video September 27, 1989

Released in United States Spring March 3, 1989

Began shooting May 31, 1988.

Completed shooting July 29, 1989.

Released in United States Spring March 3, 1989

Released in United States on Video September 27, 1989