Lean on Me
Lean on Me 1989
Directed By John G. Avildsen
Written By Michael Schiffer
Cast Morgan Freeman, Beverly Todd, Robert Guillaume
Produced By Norman Twain
Film Editing By John G. Avildsen, John Carter
Cinematography By Victor Hammer
Music By Bill Conti

United States



Release Date

March 3, 1989


124 Minutes

Rating PG-13
Distributed By

Warner Bros.

Budget $10,000,000
Gross $31,906,454



  • Morgan Freeman as Joe Louis Clark
  • Beverly Todd as Mrs. Joan Levias
  • Alan North as Mayor Don Bottman
  • Robert Guillaume as Dr. Frank Napier
  • Ethan Phillips as Mr. Rosenberg
  • Lynne Thigpen as Leonna Barrett
  • Robin Bartlett as Mrs. Elliott
  • Michael Beach as Mr. Larry Darnell
  • Sandra Reaves-Phillips as Mrs. Powers
  • Tony Todd as William Wright
  • Sloane Shelton as Mrs. Hamilton
  • Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins as Thomas Sams
  • Karen Malina White as Kaneesha Carter
  • Karina Arroyave as Maria
  • Michael P. Moran as Mr. O'Malley
  • Ivonne Coll as Mrs. Santos
  • Regina Taylor as Mrs. Carter
  • Jim Moody as Mr. Lott
  • Linda M. Salgado as Linda
  • Mike Starr as Mr. Zarella
  • Reverend Herschell Slappy as Himself
  • Cole Dragone as Boss
  • Michael Imperioli as George



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