|Lean on Me 1989 PG-13, 109 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action
Director: John G. Avildsen
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Beverly Todd, Robert Guillaume, Lynne Thigpen, Jermaine "Huggy" Hopkins, Karen Malina White, Alan North, Robin Bartlett, Michael Beach, Regina Taylor, Ethan Phillips, Sandra Reaves-Phillips, Sloane Shelton, Karina Arroyave, Ivonne Coll
This is the true story of high-school principal Joe Clark (Morgan Freeman) and how he turned Eastside High School in Patterson, New Jersey, from a den of drugs into a model school where students could expect to get a good education. State superintendent Dr. Frank Napier (Robert Guillaume) gives Clark the assignment of reforming the high school, and, with baseball bat in hand, Clark walks the halls and restores order to the school. Although parents and teachers question his tactics, the students respect him, and Clark gets results.
|Once Upon a Time...When We Were Colored 1996 PG, 111 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Tim Reid
Cast: Al Freeman Jr., Phylicia Rashad, Leon, Richard Roundtree, Polly Bergen, Paula Kelly, Bernie Casey, Isaac Hayes, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Anna Maria Horsford, Willis Norwood Jr., Karen Malina White, Damon Hines, Iona Morris, Taj Mahal
Based on Clifton L. Taulbert's book, this is the inspiring story of young Clifton who is born to an unmarried sharecropper and sent to live with his grandpa (Al Freeman Jr.) and then to his loving aunt (Phylicia Rashad). Cliff grows up in Mississippi amidst the Jim Crow laws aimed at keeping him segregated and unable to achieve success in the mid-20th-century American South.
|1. Lean on Me (1989)|
2. Once Upon a Time...When We Were Colored (1996)
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