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"He's teaching the students at Brandel High two words... NO MORE."
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When Rick Latimer, a high school teacher with a drinking problem, gets into a domestic argument that spills out into the public’s view, The Board of Education decides it would be in the best interest of the school to rid themselves of the troubled teacher. In the guise of a promotion, The Board of Education decides to give him a new position, as Principal of another school.

Excited about his new promotion, Mr. Latimer rides over to his new school for a preview, only to find that it is a gang ridden, crime infested, racially separated place. Feeling he can change the school, he reluctantly takes on the job of Principal, only to find that the problems run much deeper than what is seen on the surface.

Mr. Latimer teaches and strives for change in his new students. When things come to a head with a gang leader that runs the school, Mr. Latimer must decide if he’s had enough and wants to leave, or will he continue to fight to save the children in the school he vowed to protect, as well as save himself.

The Principal is an Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama movie that was released in 1987 and has a run time of 1 hr 49 min. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 37.

The Principal is available to watch and stream, download, buy on demand at Amazon Prime, Hulu, Apple TV+, The Roku Channel, Starz, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube VOD online. Some platforms allow you to rent The Principal for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

| 1987 | 1 hr 49 min | 6.3/10 | 37/100
Jim Belushi, Louis Gossett Jr., Rae Dawn Chong, Michael Wright
Christopher Cain
Produced By
Thomas H. Brodek