Jeff Cole is a recent graduate of the Cincinnati police academy who dreams of working undercover. His wish is granted and through success is given the task of taking down state-wide crack ... See full summary »
Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.
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
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When Remy confronts Malik, by the statue, about Malik's black panther shirt and calls him a coon. Malik makes threats and Remy runs off. In the next scene Malik confronts Remy at his dorm room Malik states that Remy has been good about not saying anything to him. See more »
[Malik confronts Remy after Remy shoots DÈja]
This is MY world! This is MY country! This is MY WORLD! You're nothing but a monkey. Look at me! I'm the man! I'm the man! You're NOTHING! You can't hurt me.
[Malik grabs Remy by the throat and starts choking him to death]
God, I fucking HATE you! You're gonna DIE! You DEAD! You're gonna DIE!
[Malik continues to choke Remy until Campus Security forces him off]
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Unlearn [appears in movie's closing shot, instead of "The End"] See more »
Makes you think, which is obviously something Singleton didn't do.
After seeing this film I can't help but wonder what the screenwriting process was for Singleton. Higher Learning is a movie with every cliche I can imagine; really very pathetic. Higher Learning is good for one reason, it forces you to think about racial issues if you hadn't already, but once the glimmer of the racially just manifesto you created wears off, you realize what a load of crap this movie was. Acting was good, even Tyra Banks, who I wasn't expecting anything from, didn't make me want to gouge my eyes out. The story is, as I mentioned, cliche. It's not so bad that you should demand the money back from Blockbuster but if you really want to see a "racially profound" film, choose something else.
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