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Preach
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Cochise
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Mr. Mason
Cynthia Davis ...
Brenda
Corin Rogers ...
Pooter
Maurice Leon Havis ...
Willie
Joseph Carter Wilson ...
Tyrone
Sherman Smith ...
Stone
Norman Gibson ...
Robert
Maurice Marshall ...
Damon
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Jimmy Lee
Jackie Taylor ...
Johnny Mae
Christine Jones ...
Sandra
Lynn Caridine ...
Dorothy
Mary Larkins ...
Preach's Mother
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In 1964, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest...parties, hanging out, meeting new friends. Then life changes for two of the guys when they meet a pair of career criminals and get falsely arrested in connection with stealing a Cadillac. We follow their lives through the end of high school and the dramatic end to their school year. Written by Anonymous

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Where the Student Body Was a Chick Named Veronica... The Senior Prom was a "belly rub" and the Class of '64 ran a Permanent crap game in the Men's Room! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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23 November 1979 (West Germany)  »

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Chlodne wyzyny  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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According to Garrett Morris, the producers did not want to cast him in the role of Mr. Mason because they felt that he looked too young. Morris was a real-life schoolteacher at the time. Director Michael Schultz insisted that Morris was right for the role. See more »

Goofs

Although many cars in the film show an attempt to conform to the era of the story, the city buses featured are right out of the 70's when the film was made, along with some of the slang, hairdo's, and urban apparel. See more »

Quotes

Brenda: Y'all need to go to church!
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Crazy Credits

The ending of the movie tells the futures of the fictional characters. See more »

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Version of What's Happening!! (1976) See more »

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Luther's Blues
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Performed by Luther Allison
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One of the best blackexploation films ever made
16 November 2001 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – See all my reviews

Cooley High is a film with heart, humor and tears. This is one of the films that inspired to become a filmaker. The emotions between the two main charcters Preach and GoCheese remins me of all my best friends. Glynn Turman and Laurence Hilton Jacobs are amazing in their roles and this film is highly reccomnded. The soundtrack is one of the best in a cinema history. I love this movie.


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