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The George McKenna Story (Hard Lessons)

The George McKenna Story (Hard Lessons) (1986)

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Release Date: Nov 11, 1986 Wide

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This made-for-TV drama was based on the true story of George McKenna (played by Denzel Washington in one of his first leading roles), an educator in Los Angeles who faced the greatest challenge of his career when he was named Principal of George Washington Memorial High School. Located in a run-down inner-city neighborhood, Washington High was being torn apart by gang violence and drug dealing, and much of the student body seemed more interested in surviving the day than in learning. McKenna was

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Apr 26, 2002

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Em seu último papel numa produção feita para a televisão, Washington demonstra carisma e intensidade, mas a montagem amadora, a trilha insuportável e o roteiro repleto de clichês anulam seus esforços.

July 15, 2006
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Stand and Deliver still stands (no pun intended) as the only worthwhile entry into this genre, sad to say.

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