Cooley High

1975

Comedy / Drama / Romance

200
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 3,728

Synopsis


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Cast

Garrett Morris as Slide
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs as Garrett Floyd
Robert Townsend as Basketball Player in Gym Class
Steven Williams as Cop #4
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893.58 MB
1280*720
English
NR
23.976 fps
107 min
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1.7 GB
1920×1080
English
NR
23.976 fps
107 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by pwmoses 10 / 10 / 10

My favorite film of all times, straight up

This film set the standard for African-American film excellence when it was made. I heard on various stories on the film through time, that there was a push for an Academy Award nomination when it was released. This film plays on various emotions, and you definitely feel for all of the characters. Sure, some of the acting is a little wooden, but fortunately, those parts aren't pivotal. The music is sensational, and if you don't think the ending is a tear-jerker, you have no heart in your chest. If you watch "Cooley High", you will see that many, many films have copied various elements from it in order to strengthen their own films. The biggest example of this is "Boyz N The Hood".

Reviewed by robwicks 8 / 10 / 10

The first movie I cried seeing

Now, I am not prone to much emotion, but I cried seeing this movie. It certainly has more appeal among blacks than other ethnic groups, but there is something here for everyone. The classic song "It's so Hard to Say Goodbye" really makes this one worth watching at least once.

Reviewed by AlsExGal 8 / 10 / 10

Don't watch this as the pilot for "What's Happening"...

...instead, watch it as a great coming of age tale about African American males in the mid 1960's in the ghettos of Chicago. For all of you out there under the age of 50, "What's Happening" was a light-hearted rather quirky sitcom with very few serious moments that lasted four years (1975-1979) concerning a group of young African American high school kids living in a working class neighborhood. I liked it a great deal - it just has no real connection to this film. "Cooley High" started out as being the basis for "What's Happening", but its serious nature did not register well with test audiences, so it was redone as a comedy, even though the credits on "What's Happening" still read that it was based on this movie. This film starts out light, but touches many aspects of life unique to the turbulent 1960's and also some other aspects of growing up that are timeless. The guys deal with sex, betrayal, joblessness, hopelessness, and even early death. The ending is quite powerful and serious, and the film has a great Motown soundtrack. Highly recommended. Unfortunately, this film is not new enough to be played on premium cable channels and not considered old enough to be considered a classic movie and played in the few venues for those films either.

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