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Cooley High (1975)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  23 November 1979 (West Germany)
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In the mid-1960's, 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... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 the mid-1960's, 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!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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23 November 1979 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Chlodne wyzyny  »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to writer Eric Monte, ABC had planned to do a TV version of this project. After a poorly received pilot, ABC retooled it completely. What's Happening!! (1976) was the result. See more »

Goofs

In the opening montage, we see Chicago buildings such as the John Hancock Building, Lake Point Tower, the Equitable Building, Marina City and the IBM Building, none of which existed in 1964. See more »

Quotes

Preacher: [final lines] We were friends, a long time ago. Laughin, rappin, chasin girls, obeying no laws, except the law of caring. Basketball days and high nights, no tomorrows, unable to remember yesterday. We live for today...
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References American Graffiti (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

It's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday
Performed by G C Cameron
Music by Freddie Perren
Lyrics by Christine Yarian
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User Reviews

BEST 70's MOVIE!!!

Hello all. This is the best movie of the 70's and one of the best of all time. If you haven't seen it yet you must see it soon. This is probably Lawrence Hilton Jacobs's first starring role. He is great in the movie and he is very underrated. Glynn Turman shines as Preach. He is also very underrated. This whole movie really captured what it was like back in the 60's for young blacks. It is heartwrenching and very moving. It has comedy and it has heartache. I recommend that everyone see this movie. It is the best. You will not be disappointed.


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