Higher Learning


2h 7m 1995

Brief Synopsis

Three freshman students embark on their first semester at fictitious Columbus University, where, in addition to normal adolescent problems, they're also confronted with serious prejudice, intolerance, racism and sexism among the student body. Former high school track star, Malik, learns that as long as he keeps winning races the university will support him, but as far as his academic life is concerned, they don't care a bit whether he learns anything at college or not. Kristin Conner, a middle-class white girl from Orange County, discovers that she is ill-prepared for college life and in matters sexual she finds that the male students don't always accept "no" for an answer. She also finds that her own sexual proclivity is not as clear-cut as she'd always imagined. Remy, a quiet kid from Idaho who has no social skills, turns to the only group who'll have him--the skinheads. He's so grateful for their acceptance that he finds he'll do anything to stay in their good graces.

Film Details

Also Known As
Livets hårda skola
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 7m

Synopsis

Three freshman students embark on their first semester at fictitious Columbus University, where, in addition to normal adolescent problems, they're also confronted with serious prejudice, intolerance, racism and sexism among the student body. Former high school track star, Malik, learns that as long as he keeps winning races the university will support him, but as far as his academic life is concerned, they don't care a bit whether he learns anything at college or not. Kristin Conner, a middle-class white girl from Orange County, discovers that she is ill-prepared for college life and in matters sexual she finds that the male students don't always accept "no" for an answer. She also finds that her own sexual proclivity is not as clear-cut as she'd always imagined. Remy, a quiet kid from Idaho who has no social skills, turns to the only group who'll have him--the skinheads. He's so grateful for their acceptance that he finds he'll do anything to stay in their good graces.

Crew

Willy Allen

Sound Editor

Mitchell Amundsen

Camera Operator

Linda Arnold

Hair Stylist

Christopher Aud

Sound Editor

Bobbi Banks

Adr Editor

Elaine Bass

Titles

Saul Bass

Titles

Anthony Beverly

Key Grip

Mitchell Binder

Assistant Location Manager

Danny Bramson

Music Supervisor

Jaki Brown-karman

Casting

Keith Brian Burns

Production Designer

Veda Campbell

Sound

Bruce Cannon

Editor

Noelle Chapin

Assistant

Algric Chaplin

Assistant Director

Stanley Clarke

Music

Michael Claypool

Set Decorator

Peter Collister

Director Of Photography

Peter Collister

Dp/Cinematographer

Elisa Ann Conant

Location Manager

Charlie Daboub

Set Designer

Leah Daniels-butler

Casting Associate

Chris David

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Dennis Dewaay

Construction Coordinator

Don Digirolamo

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Alvechia Ewing

Makeup

John Fournier

Special Thanks To

Bruce Franklin

Assistant Director

Sherman Fulton

Lighting

Maritza L Garcia-roddy

Wardrobe

Dawn Gilliam

Script Supervisor

Margaret Guinee

Assistant Editor

Paul Hall

Producer

Kimberly Hardin

Casting

Cynthia Harris

Editor

Elisha Harris

Lighting Technician

Jonathan Harris

Production Assistant

Gregory A. Hedgepath

Sound Editor

Al J Hersh

Transportation Captain

Randall C Heyward

Assistant

Tim Hill

Transportation Co-Captain

Richard J Holland

Art Director

Gary Jones

Music

Carlton Kaller

Music Editor

Elyse Katz

Production Coordinator

Damon Lee

Assistant

Steven M Levine

Property Master

Irving Lewis

Stunts

Pauletta Lewis

Hair Stylist

Nikki Manby

Special Thanks To

Paul Massey

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Toussaint Maxwell

Production Assistant

Peter Mercurio

Assistant Camera Operator

Sandra M Middleton

Assistant Director

Michelle Millay

Art Department

Bob Minor

Stunt Coordinator

Lary Moten

Assistant Sound Editor

Todd Murata

Dga Trainee

Carol Oditz

Costume Designer

David Orr

Color Timer

Darryl Pierce

Music Coordinator

Brian T Pitts

Assistant Camera Operator

Lahly Poore

Wardrobe

Beverly Jo Pryor

Makeup

Roger J Pugliese

Unit Production Manager

Ellis Reed

Photography

James Robinson Ii

Assistant Property Master

Chad Rosen

Production Assistant

Marge Rowland

Production Accountant

Armand Sears

Production Assistant

Alexis Seymour

Assistant Editor

Winsome Sinclair

Extras Agent/Coordinator

John Singleton

Screenplay

John Singleton

Producer

Christopher Starr

Craft Service

John Starr

Craft Service

Gary Theard

Boom Operator

Robert Thomas

Grip

Steven Ticknor

Sound Editor

Dion Vines

Production Assistant

Steve Welch

Dolly Grip

Roberta Wells

Other

La Vern Whitt

Production Assistant

David Williams

Sound Editor

Dwight Alonzo Williams

Coproducer

Film Details

Also Known As
Livets hårda skola
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 7m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 1996 NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture (Lawrence Fishburne).

Released in United States Winter January 11, 1995

Released in United States on Video August 1, 1995

Feature film debut for model and TV actress Tyra Banks.

Completed shooting May 21, 1994.

Began shooting February 14, 1994.

Released in United States Winter January 11, 1995

Released in United States on Video August 1, 1995