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Cooley High (1975)

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 ... See full summary »

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Michael Schultz

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Eric Monte
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glynn Turman ... Preach
Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs ... Cochise (as Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs)
Garrett Morris ... Mr. Mason
Cynthia Davis ... Brenda
Corin Rogers Corin Rogers ... Pooter
Maurice Leon Havis Maurice Leon Havis ... Willie
Joseph Carter Wilson Joseph Carter Wilson ... Tyrone
Sherman Smith Sherman Smith ... Stone
Norman Gibson Norman Gibson ... Robert
Maurice Marshall Maurice Marshall ... Damon
Steven Williams ... Jimmy Lee
Jackie Taylor Jackie Taylor ... Johnny Mae
Christine Jones Christine Jones ... Sandra
Lynn Caridine Lynn Caridine ... Dorothy
Mary Larkins Mary Larkins ... Preach's Mother
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The Real Cool School! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1979 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Chlodne wyzyny See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$13,000,000, 31 December 1975
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie is often called "the black American Graffiti (1973)" and it's easy to see why. "American Graffiti" was a nostalgic look back 11 years at white teenagers who had just graduated high school and were on the cusp of chasing their dreams. It ended with mugshots and "where are they now" captions. "Cooley High" was a nostalgic look back 12 years at black teenagers about to graduate high school and on the cusp of chasing their dreams to escape fun, but hard, lives. It ended with "where are they now?" comments superimposed on full-screen shots of the characters. See more »

Goofs

When Preach finally reaches a badly beaten Cochise underneath the train station,Cochise's right hand moves while Preach is talking to him. See more »

Quotes

Preacher: Dorothy the only thing I know, is that your momma's a hoe!
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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

Stop in the Name of Love
(uncredited)
Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland
Performed by The Supremes
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One of the best blackexploation films ever made
16 November 2001 | by DunnDeeDaGreatSee 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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