The George McKenna Story Poster

Release Date: 1986

DVD Release Date: April 23rd, 2002

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
George McKenna (Denzel Washington) confronts a career-defining moment when he accepts a job as principal of a tough, inner city Los Angeles high school. Facing an apathetic student body and indifferent teachers and parents, McKenna, with help from dedicated educator Bobbie Maxwell (Lynn Whitfield), transforms the school from a gang-ridden war zone into a stepping-stone for higher education, and in the process gains the hard-won respect of the community and school administrators.

Cast: Denzel Washington, Lynn Whitfield, Akosua Busia, Richard Masur, Ray Buktenica, Virginia Capers

Director: Eric Laneuville

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: Rise, Transformation, Inspiring, Los Angeles, Moving, Intense, 1980s, Rescue