Cooley High

An enormous box-office hit in the States, Cooley High - a kind of black American Graffiti or Lords of Flatbush about a group of high school kids in the '60s (hence Motown soundtrack) - is streets ahead of the average blaxploitation effort, yet is still something of a disappointment. Partly the fault lies with the script, and partly with a certain commercial gloss; one or two of the characters nevertheless do come over with some distinctiveness, thanks to OK performances.

By: VG

Release details

Duration: 107 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Michael Schultz
Screenwriter: Eric Monte
Cast: Glynn Turman
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
Garrett Morris
Cynthia Davis
Corin Rogers
Maurice Leon Havis
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