Lean on Me

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): John G. Avildsen
Production: Warner Home Video
  3 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

welcome to the jungle

it's all right.

Shh. It's all right.

It's all right.

It's all right.

What are you doing?

Go back

to your class.

Leave me alone!

Welcome to the jungle

it gets worse here

every day

learn to live like

an animal

in the jungle

where we play

you got to remember

what you see

you'll take it


you can have

anything you want

but you better not

take it from me

in the jungle

welcome to the jungle

want to bring you

to your n-n-n-n-knees, knees

what's up, brian?

I'm gonna

watch you bleed

when you're high

you never, ever

want to come down

so down, so down

so down

yeah, oh

yo! Where's

my money?

I said,

where's my money?

Where's my money?

Hey, hey, hey.

Stop it, stop it,

stop it.

In the jungle,

welcome to the jungle

want to bring you

to your n-n-n-n-knees, knees

in the jungle

welcome to the jungle

want to bring you

to your

it's gonna

bring you down


don't make me

fight you, man.

Get in the locker.

Come on, man.

You're messing up

my books.

I'm gonna-

markus, what are

you doing?

Let him out.

He lives in there.

He likes it.


Somebody help!

Somebody help!

Help somebody,


Help! Help me!

Let me out!

Somebody help!

Please, let me out!

Let me out, please!


Somebody let me out!

I can't breathe!

Somebody let me out,


Somebody help me, please!

I can't breathe!

Somebody open up

the door!

Open the door, please!

Somebody let me out!

I just don't

goddamn believe it.

I've got an election

coming up,

and you hit me

with this now?

The state report came

from trenton just now.

And we... well, actually,

they ranked the schools.

We were last

in the state.

Oh, that's a crock.

They can't just take

my schools away.

You're quite right.

That's what

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Michael Schiffer

Michael Schiffer is an American screenwriter, video game writer and film producer. Schiffer is known for such films and video games as Colors, Lean on Me, Crimson Tide, The Four Feathers, The Peacemaker and Call of Duty. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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