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This article is about the American movie. For the webcomic, see Lean On Me (webcomic).

Lean on Me is a 1989 American drama film based on a true story. 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A drama is a film that depends mostly on in-depth character development and interaction. ...

Tagline: A true story about a real hero.

Plot summary:

  • A true story about an inner city school in Paterson, New Jersey has students testing below average in their basic skills test scores. Now the school is at risk of being taken over by the State. The mayor asks the school superintendent for help and he suggests they appoint the controversial Joe Clark as the new principal. Clark is controversial and at first has everyone on his bad side, including the teachers, but eventually he turns the school's reputation around with his discipline.

Main Cast: The term inner-city is often applied to the poorer parts at the centre of a major city. ... Japanese secondary school students in uniform A school is most commonly a place designated for learning. ... The skyline of Paterson, New Jersey, showing the canyon of the Passaic River in the foreground. ... State nickname: The Garden State Other U.S. States Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (acting) Official languages None defined Area 22,608 km² (47th)  - Land 19,231 km²  - Water 3,378 km² (14. ... A mayor (from the Latin maÄ«or, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... A superintendent is an individual that has executive oversight and administration rights, usually within an educational entity or organization. ... A principal is: The head of an institution. ... Discipline is any training intended to produce a specific character or pattern of behaviour, especially training that produces moral or mental development in a particular direction. ...

Quotes: Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American actor and film director who first became known in the American media through roles on the kids show The Electric Company and on the soap opera Another World. ... Alan North (born December 23, 1920) is an American actor best known for his roles in Lean on Me (1989), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) and the 1982 television series Police Squad!. Categories: 1920 births | American actors | American actor stubs ... Robert Guillaume, circa 1979 Robert Guillaume (born November 30, 1927) is an American stage and television actor. ... Ethan Phillips (Born: February 8, 1955 in Garden City, Long Island, New York, USA) is an American actor, playwright and author. ...

  • Clark (to crack addict): "You smoke crack, don't you? You smoke crack don't you!? Look at me, boy, don't you smoke crack!?"
  • Napier (to Clark): "Get used to it, it's the way of the world! If you're so hot on discipline then goddamn it, start by accepting mine! 'Cause contrary to popular opinion, I'm the Head Nigger in Charge!"

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But, when the car is running in the lean burn mode, the oxygen content of the exhaust is higher than a normal oxygen sensor is capable of measuring.
The Insight uses a LAF (Linear Air-Fuel) sensor for the primary oxygen sensor that is capable of measuring air-fuel ratios as lean as 23:1.
Although the overall air-fuel mixture is lean, optimized injection timing, along with the vortex, creates a "stratified" charge - the air-fuel ratio is richer near the spark plug and leaner toward the combustion chamber periphery.
Encyclopedia4U - David Lean - Encyclopedia Article (227 words)
David Lean (March 25, 1908 - April 16, 1991) was a British film director, best remembered for big-screen epics such as Lawrence of Arabia.
His career in mainstream films began with Escape Me Never (1936), and his first work as a director was in partnership with Noel Coward on In Which We Serve (1942).
The Sound Barrier (1952) is a display of British stiff upper lip, while Hobson's Choice (1954), which Lean also produced, is a stylish comic update of King Lear set in Victorian Manchester.
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