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Cooley High(Movie, 1975)

PG
| 1h 47min | Genres: Comedy, Drama
Cooley HighRating: 3.6/5 (with 16 votes)
Cooley High is a 1975 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film that follows the narrative of high school seniors and best friends, Leroy "Preach" Jackson (Glynn Turman) and Richard "Cochise" Morris (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs). Written by Eric Monte, directed by Michael Schultz and produced by American International Pictures (AIP), the film, primarily shot in Chicago, Illinois, was a major hit at the box offices, grossing over $13,000,000 (USD). The light-hearted turned tragic storyline captivated viewers with its comedic portrayal of carefree best friends, and its soundtrack featured many Motown hits. In a 40th-year retrospective in 2015, Cooley High was called a "classic of black cinema" and "a touchstone for filmmakers like John Singleton and Spike Lee." ()
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About Cooley High

In the mid-1960s, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest...parties, hanging out, meeting new friends. Then life changes for two of the guys when they meet a pair of career criminals and get falsely arrested in connection with stealing a Cadillac. We follow their lives through the end of high school and the dramatic end to their school.


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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 4 languages: English (EN), Polish (PL), Ukrainian (UK), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 06/25/1975
Director: Michael Schultz
Producer: Steve Krantz
Screenwriter: Eric Monte
Composer: Freddie Perren
Budget: 750,000 USD
Revenue: 13,000,000 USD (= 1,733%)

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WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:193775, Added: 04/24/2018, Last updated: 07/06/2020