Halls of Anger


1h 38m 1970

Brief Synopsis

A former basketball star returns home to teach and lands in the middle of racial tensions.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
Washington, D. C., opening: 25 Mar 1970
Production Company
Mirisch Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
United Artists Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (DeLuxe)

Synopsis

In compliance with a court order 60 white students are bused to Lafayette High School, administered by black vice-principal Quincy Davis, a former basketball star. The white presence is resented by militant blacks led by J. T. Watson, and white resentment crystallizes in the person of Leaky Couloris, a racist. While Davis interests black Lerone Johnson in reading by giving the student pornographic paperbacks, he is discouraged by the brutal beating of white athlete Douglas Falk during basketball tryouts. When Couloris and Johnson fight, both are expelled, triggering a strike by the entire student body. Informed that both offenders will be treated fairly, student leader Watson quashes the potential riot. Following this confrontation Davis persuades black teacher Lorraine Nash and white victim Falk to remain at Lafayette.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
Washington, D. C., opening: 25 Mar 1970
Production Company
Mirisch Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
United Artists Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (DeLuxe)

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Trivia

Notes

Filmed partially in Los Angeles high schools.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1970

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1970