The George McKenna Story

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The George McKenna Story
The George McKenna Story (1986) Film Poster.jpg
Film poster
Written byCharles Eric Johnson
Directed byEric Laneuville
StarringDenzel Washington
Lynn Whitfield
Music byHerbie Hancock
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Howard Lipstone
Producer(s)Linda Otto
Jerram A. Swartz (associate producer)
Production location(s)Houston
CinematographyIsidore Mankofsky
Editor(s)Robin Wilson
Running time93 minutes
Production company(s)Landsburg Company
Barnholtz Entertainment
Original networkCBS
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original releaseNovember 11, 1986 (1986-11-11)

The George McKenna Story is a 1986 biographical television film directed by Eric Laneuville. It stars Laneuville's St. Elsewhere co-star Denzel Washington and Lynn Whitfield.[1] It involves the events at George Washington Preparatory High School in South Los Angeles.



The George McKenna Story won a Christopher Award in the category of "Television Specials".[2]

At Rotten Tomatoes the film received 2 negative reviews from critics.[3]


  1. ^ "The George McKenna Story (1986) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast - AllMovie". Retrieved 2013-01-26.
  2. ^ "Awards". IMDB. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  3. ^ "THE GEORGE MCKENNA STORY (1986)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 12 May 2017.

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