Hard Lessons

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Hard Lessons ★★½ The George McKenna Story 1986

Washington stars as the newly appointed principal of George Washington High in Los Angeles. The school is located in South Central, a gang and drug-infested war zone where the students are armed for their own protection. The situation appears hopeless but McKenna refuses to give up. Based on a true story. 95m/C VHS, DVD . Denzel Washington, Lynn Whitfield, Akosua Busia, Richard Masur; D: Eric Laneuville; W: Charles Eric Johnson; C: Isidore Mankofsky; M: Herbie Hancock. TV