Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.
Jeff Cole is a recent graduate of the Cincinnati police academy who dreams of working undercover. His wish is granted and through success is given the task of taking down state-wide crack ... See full summary »
Youngsters from different countries, races, and social background are forced to integrate when they all enroll in Columbus University. They all have their own problems, such as finance, harrassment, personal safety, and self doubt. Additionally, campus life seems to be causing a problem for everyone: racism. Students, already under pressure to perform in the classroom, on the track, or in front of their friends, are strained to the breaking point by prejudice, inexperience, and misunderstanding.Written by
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Dustin Hoffman was originally considered for the role of the professor who becomes a mentor to Malik. Hoffman wanted the plot to revolve around the professor and the student, but director John Singleton didn't want that, so Hoffman wasn't cast. See more »
The position of the frozen broccoli that Malik uses to "ice" his face with changes between shots. See more »
[Malik confronts Remy after Remy shoots DÈja]
This is MY world! This is MY country! This is MY WORLD! You're nothing but a monkey. Look at me! I'm the man! I'm the man! You're NOTHING! You can't hurt me.
[Malik grabs Remy by the throat and starts choking him to death]
God, I fucking HATE you! You're gonna DIE! You DEAD! You're gonna DIE!
[Malik continues to choke Remy until Campus Security forces him off]
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Unlearn [appears in movie's closing shot, instead of "The End"] See more »
I saw this movie at a friends house and it was the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen. When it was done, my friend and I stared at each other wondering how we were able to sit through that entire movie.
The film is about college students at Columbus University dealing with racial issues. It's amazing how it appeared that every white person was either extremely evil, or extremely ignorant, whereas all the blacks are 'underprivileged, victimized, and discriminated against.' The director must have spent a weekend with Louis Farrakhan and Spike Lee because his portrayals and quotes portrayed a completely unrealistic society of extreme prejudice and racial hatred.
There were the poor black students who were discriminated by the campus security, verbally abused by white students, mistreated in class, and continually threatened by the neo-nazis in the school. I thought it was a comedy. My favorite was Omar Epps complaining looking at the statue of Columbus and saying how he (Columbus) was a trespasser and took the land from the natives. WOW, that's great!! I've NEVER heard of THAT cliche. Thank you, Omar and thank you, Higher Learning!!!!
Only see this movie if you're constipated. It'll unblock your bowels in no time. I can't move the mouse cursor down lower than 1 out of 10 vote, so I give it a 1. Which is about 1.5 more than it deserves.
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