Halls of Anger (1970) - Rotten Tomatoes

Halls of Anger (1970)

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White students are bussed into an all black school in this powerful drama. Quincy Davis (Calvin Lockhart) is the dedicated black English teacher who leaves an all white school to teach in the inner city. Lloyd Wilkerson (John McLiam) is the disciplinary principal who manages the institution like a prison. He tells Quincy point blank that his main job is to keep the peace in a potentially explosive situation. Sherry (Patricia Stich) is stripped in the locker room while Douglas (Jeff Bridges) is repeatedly beaten up but refuses to give up or give in to the mob. The white minorities are constantly harassed by the mob lead by the militant J.T. Watson (James A. Watson Jr.). Lerone (Dewayne Jesse) is helped with his reading by Lloyd, and improves his skills by reading Lady Chatterly's Lover. The after-school reading program soon becomes popular to the students, who find new appreciation for literary pursuits. Watch for an early appearance from Rob Reiner, later to achieve sitcom stardom as Meathead on All in the Family and become one of Hollywood's best directors.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Drama
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Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
Runtime:
Studio:
United Artists

Cast

Calvin Lockhart
as Quincy Davis
Janet MacLachlan
as Lorraine Nash
James A. Watson Jr.
as J.T. Watson
Rob Reiner
as Leaky Couloris
DeWayne Jessie
as Lerone Johnson
Patricia Stich
as Sherry Vaughn
Roy Jenson
as Harry Greco
John McLiam
as Lloyd Wilkerson
Lou Frizzell
as Stewart
Florence St. Peter
as Miss Rowland
Maye Henderson
as Mrs. Taylor
Barry Brown
as Winger
Alex Clarke
as Dupres
Paris Earl
as Carter
Arline Hamlin
as (uncredited)
Richard Levin
as Perkins
Kim Manners
as Aislan
Linda Smith
as (uncredited)
Linda Thomas
as (uncredited)
Ta-Tanisha
as Claudine
Gary Tigerman
as Buchavitch
Cal Wilson
as Baxter
Florence Saint Peter
as Miss Rowland
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½

Dated but still interesting film. LOOK at how young Jeff Bridges is!!!

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