Starring: Glynn Turman, Lawrence Hilton Jacobs,
Garrett Morris, Cynthia Davis
Director: Michael Schultz
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 Turman), 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.
Cooley High is the Best American comedy so far this year. (Village Voice)
Price: $11.99 [VHS] $14.99 [DVD]