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Higher Learning (1995)

 -  Drama | Romance | Sport  -  11 January 1995 (USA)
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People from all different walks of life, encounter racial tension, rape, responsibility, and the meaning of an education on a university campus.

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Youngsters from different countries, races, and social background are forced to integrate when they all enroll in Columbus University. They all have their own problems, such as finance, harrassment, personal safety, and self doubt. Additionally, campus life seems to be causing a problem for everyone: racism. Students, already under pressure to perform in the classroom, on the track, or in front of their friends, are strained to the breaking point by prejudice, inexperience, and misunderstanding. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Rated R for scenes of violence and sexuality, and for strong language | See all certifications »

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Higher Learning - Die Rebellen  »

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$38,290,723 (USA)
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Laurence Fishburne shot his scenes on weekends as he was also concurrently working on Bad Company (1995) at the time. See more »

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Professor Phipps: Without struggle, there is no progress. (quoting Frederick Douglas)
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Singleton is a joke.
14 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

He is fine with an all black cast............but when he has to use white people......he loses all touch with reality.

As a white male, I have never been more disrespected and the way he treats gangstas as somewhat "good guys". I am amazed by this film, every storyline was pathetic and the racism is laughable.

Every character was pompous and annoying. You wouldn't root for anyone in this mess, well maybe Banks. Omar Epps is terrible, Ice Cube and Busta, lol. The muscular nazi is terrible. Fishburne's overacting makes his performance bad. Ahhhh, this whole film is bad.

Connely's performance was creepy and annoying as well.


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