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Cooley High is a 1975 feature film produced and released by American International Pictures and written by Eric Monte (creator of Good Times). Starring Glynn Turman and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, and featuring a Motown-produced soundtrack, Cooley High, set in 1964 Chicago, explores the adventures and relationships of two black high school students, whose carefree lives take a turn for the worse through several twists of fate. 1975 was a common year starting on ghjgh Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ... American International Pictures was formed in 1956 from American Releasing Corporation by James H. Nicholson and Samuel Z. Arkoff, dedicated to releasing independently produced, low-budget films, primarily of interest to the teenagers of the 1950s. ... Good Times is an American sitcom that was originally broadcast from February 1, 1974 until August 1, 1979 on the CBS television network. ... Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs (born September 4, 1953 in St. ... Motown Record Company, L.P., also known as Tamla-Motown outside of the United States, is a record label specializing in the musical genres of R&B, pop, soul music, and hip-hop music. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Film soundtrack. ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... High school, or Secondary school, is the last segment of compulsory education in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan (Republic of China) (only junior high school), the United Kingdom and the United States. ... Students attending a lecture at the Helsinki University of Technology Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to direct ones zeal at; hence a student is one who directs zeal at a subject. ...

The film is considered a classic of black cinema, and features G.C. Cameron's hit single "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" as a theme song. "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" was covered in 1991 by Motown act Boyz II Men, who named their first LP, which contains the cover, Cooleyhighharmony in honor of this film. George Curtis G.C. Cameron (born in Jackson, Mississippi) is an African-American soul and R&B singer. ... The theme music of a radio or television program is a melody closely associated with the show, and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... In pop music a cover version is a new rendition of a previously recorded song. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The most familiar incarnation of Boyz II Men, on the cover of the compilation 20th Century Masters - The Millenium Collection: The Best of Boyz II Men. ... Cooleyhighharmony is a 1991 Boyz II Men album that reached #3 on the US charts and #7 in the UK. Categories: Album stubs ...

ABC had planned a television adaptation. The pilot was poorly received, and ABC had Monte retool the show. As a result, Monte created the TVshow What's Happening!!, which was loosely based on the Cooley High and ran from 1976 to 1979. The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... Whats Happening!! was an American sitcom that ran on ABC from 1976 to 1979. ...

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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Cooley High (885 words)
Cooley High is a 1975 feature film produced and released by American International Pictures and written by Eric Monte (creator of Good Times).
Cooley began his career in real estate in 1986 as the vice president of development and acquisitions for High Associates, Ltd. and in 1989, became vice president of commercial asset management.
Cooley was promoted to executive assistant to the chairman and president of High Industries, Inc. He continued to serve on the Advisory Board of High Associates and earned his Certified Property Manager designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management in 1992.
Cooley High by Michael Schultz at DVD Hills.com (1017 words)
Cooley High is about teens (classmates)coming of age on the north side of Chicago, and how easily things can go wrong in a young person's life.
Cooley High is one of the greatest high school films in movie history.
I recorded it on VHS back when I was in high school on the TBS channel in 1995 (in edited form; a scene was left out, and the swearing was replaced by silence gaps), but recorded it two years later on its own tape from the Encore channel in 1997 (the theatrical release).
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