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Michael Schultz directed this deeply felt recollection of adolescent life on Chicago's near North Side in 1964. Like Michael Schultz, 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). ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:January 1, 1975


Glynn Turman
as Preach
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
as Cochise
Garrett Morris
as Mr. Mason
Cynthia Davis
as Brenda
Corin Rogers
as Pooter
Norman Gibson
as Robert
Maurice Marshall
as Damon
Steven Williams
as Jimmy Lee
Christine Jones
as Sandra
Lynn Caridine
as Dorothy
Robert Townsend
as Uncredited


Michael Schultz
Steve Krantz
Eric Monte
Samuel Z. Arkoff
Executive Producer