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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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23 November 1979 (West Germany)  »

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Chlodne wyzyny  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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The film takes place in 1964. See more »

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The film takes place in 1964, yet we hear several Motown songs, such as "I Can't Help Myself" by the Four Tops and the Supremes' "Stop! In the Name of Love" from 1965 and "Reach Out, I'll Be There" by the Four Tops from 1966. See more »

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Brenda: Y'all need to go to church!
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The ending of the movie tells the futures of the fictional characters. See more »

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Featured in Indie Sex: Teens (2007) See more »

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My Girl
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Performed by The Temptations
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Old-school classic I never get bored of watching.
5 December 1999 | by (Chicago, Illinois, USA) – See all my reviews

Takes place in and around the Cabrini-Green projects on Chicago's Near North Side. Cooley High was a real school that was demolished in the '80s. The interiors, though were filmed in Providence-St. Mel's several miles away. This film is a classic, and if you aren't hip to it, then either you've been living in a cave or just awakened from a 25 year coma. The stellar cast features Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, fresh from "Claudine", veteran of stage and screen Glynn Turman, pre-SNL Garrett Morris, Cynthia Davis (who seemed to disappear soon after the film was released), Steven Williams (currently of "Linc's), Corin Rogers and Jackie Taylor, who has made a name for herself as a writer, producer and director in Chicago theatre. This film also marked the screen debut of Robert Townsend. (He had two lines).


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