Cooley High

MGM / UA   (1975) / Region 1   3.25   See All Reviews
Cooley High

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"A landmark movie! One of the year's most important and heartening!" - Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

Often called 'the black American Graffiti' - but with "far more vitality and variety" (The New York Times), Cooley High takes a nostalgic, poignant - and hilariously funny - look at black teen life in 1960's Chicago.

It's 1964. JFK has just been assassinated. Martha & the Vandellas, Little Stevie Wonder and the Four Tops rule the airwaves. And two high school students discover themselves - and the taste of freedom - for the first time. Preach (Glynn Truman), a serious-minded writer, and his best friend Cochise (Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs), a basketball hero headed for college, are best friends at Cooley High. Together they cut classes to go to the zoo, crash parties, put the hustle on some hustlers and dream about getting out of their impoverished, rough neighborhood. But when an innocent joy ride makes them the targets of two vengeful hoods, their already uncertain futures seem even further out of reach. Featuring a "well handled mix of comedy and drama with a soundtrack of Motown gold" (Blockbuster Entertainment Guide) and a "universal appeal" (Los Angeles Times), Cooley High is the best American comedy so far this year (Village Voice)!


  • Length
  • Rating PG
  • Released:
  • Added Nov 03 1999
  • Production Year 1975
  • Empire SKU 9609
  • UPC Code 027616798923
  • Studio  MGM / UA
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-SL
  • Subtitles English and French


4-Page Collectible booklet Featuring Trivia and Production Notes


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
    French Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 Color

Average Rating 3.25 out of 5

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