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Halls of Anger (1970)

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An all-black inner city school has to become an integrated school. Few dozen white kids are transfered there, but the black students are aggressively opposed to this. The school then approaches a tough black teacher for help.

Director:

Paul Bogart

Writers:

John Herman Shaner (as John Shaner), Al Ramrus
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Calvin Lockhart ... Quincy Davis
Janet MacLachlan ... Lorraine Nash
Jeff Bridges ... Doug
James A. Watson Jr. ... J.T. Watson
Otis Day ... Lerone Johnson (as Dewayne Jessie)
Edward Asner ... Ernie McKay
John McLiam ... Boyd Wilkerson
Rob Reiner ... Leaky Couloris
Patricia Stich Patricia Stich ... Sherry Vaughn
Gary Tigerman Gary Tigerman ... Buchavitch
Paris Earl Paris Earl ... Carter (as Paris Earle)
Ta-Tanisha Ta-Tanisha ... Claudine
Helen Kleeb ... Rita Monahan
Barry Brown ... Winger
Christopher Joy Christopher Joy ... Junebug (as Christipher Joy)
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An all-black inner city school has to become an integrated school. Few dozen white kids are transfered there, but the black students are aggressively opposed to this. The school then approaches a tough black teacher for help.

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Where Are You At, 'Teach'--At The Head Of The Class Or Up Against The Wall? See more »

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for an assault involving nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 1970 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A düh folyosói See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Mirisch Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Reachin' Out to You
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Music by Dave Grusin
Sung by Maurice Miller
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Relatively realistic
8 October 2009 | by NBurdetteSee all my reviews

Having attended a Tennessee high school during the seventies, I can attest to the fairly realistic portrayal of race relations during that time. Actually, I witnessed incidents that were more violent than those portrayed in this film. The anger that the blacks displayed in the movie was very close to the emotions that I witnessed first hand. I did not appreciate at the time how difficult it was for the faculty to deal with the volatile atmosphere from day to day but as an adult watching this film, I realize how hard that job was. I agree that the non PC slant of this film keeps it a product of it's time. Regardless of this, I think that this film represents a small time capsule of realism from a time that has luckily long passed.


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