Park Circus: An Arts Alliance Company Logo
Close mobile navigation menu

Cooley High


Director: Michael Schultz

Genre: Comedy

Year: 1975

Running time: 107 minutes

Territory: Worldwide

Studio: MGM

Cast: Glynn Turman, Cynthia Davis, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Garrett Morris

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 and suave lady-killer. Preach has to contend with love problems in the form of Brenda (Cynthia Davis), school problems with emphatic teacher Mr. Mason (Garrett Morris), and law problems with street toughs Stone (Shermann Smith) and Robert (Norman Gibson).



Country

City/Town

Cinema

Date


United States of America

Denton

Alamo Drafthouse Denton, Denton, TX

25 January


United States of America

Hollywood

Egyptian Theatre Hollywood

13 February


United States of America

Washington

Suns Cinema, Washington, DC

28 February



Related

Something else...