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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In Theaters:
 wide
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Studio:
United Artists

Cast

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