Cooley High (1975)
Average Rating: 6.5/10
Reviews Counted: 10
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 2
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Average Rating: 4.1/5
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Michael Schultz directed this deeply felt recollection of adolescent life on Chicago's near North Side in 1964. Like American Graffiti, Cooley High deals with girl, school, and police troubles as a group of high-school seniors prepare for post-high-school life. The chums are Glynn Turman as "Preach," who loves to read poetry and history and wants to become a Hollywood screenwriter, but who has the worst grades in the school; and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs as Cochise, the high-school basketball star
Jun 25, 1975 Wide
Jan 18, 2000
Glynn E. Turman
Maurice Leon Havis
Joseph Carter Wilson
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...emphasizes the thin line that exists between a life of promise and a life of prison (or worse, death) for kids growing up in a neighborhood like this.
Sometimes engaging comical and poignant black experience high school teen flick.
The film's resistance of pathos starts to feel not just counterintuitive, but also a little ghoulish
A crafty and cunning black teen comedy that exudes a slick urban giddiness...an ethnically irreverent big screen answer to television's Happy Days
Audience Reviews for Cooley High
- Preach: 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...
- Mr. Mason: Don't you ever want anything in this life, Preach?
- Preach: Yeah... I wanna live forever.
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