Higher Learning [DVD] [1995]

  • SKU: 4191939
  • Release Date: 06/04/2002
  • Rating: R
  • 5.0 (2)
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
5.0
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
  • Widescreen Presentation
  • Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital) and 2-Channel (Dolby Surround), French, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
  • Director's Commentary
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Filmographies
  • Interactive Menus
  • Scene Selections

Synopsis

Higher Learning
This drama examines the personal, political, and racial dilemmas facing a group of college freshmen as they begin their first semester at Columbus University. Malik (Omar Epps) is an African-American student attending on a track scholarship; academics are not his strong suit, and he goes in thinking that his athletic abilities will earn him a free ride through college. Fudge (Ice Cube), a "professional student" who has been at Columbus for six years so far, becomes friendly with Malik and challenges his views about race and politics in America, while Professor Phipps (Laurence Fishburne), a black man who teaches political science, firmly tells Malik that he will not be graded on a different standard either because of his race or his ability to run quickly. With Deja (Tyra Banks), Malik finds a girlfriend, a tutor, and a training partner all rolled into one. Meanwhile, Kristen (Kristy Swanson), a somewhat naive young woman from California, meets a boy named Billy (Jay R. Ferguson) after both have had too much to drink at a beer blast; Kristen soon becomes a victim of date rape and becomes involved with a campus feminist group to deal with the painful experience. While working with the women's group, Kristen gets to know Taryn (Jennifer Connelly), a strong but understanding woman who is also a lesbian, and she finds herself becoming attracted to her. And Remy (Michael Rappaport) is a confused young man from the Midwest who feels lost in the multi-cultural atmosphere of Columbus. He is approached by Scott (Cole Hauser), a member of a group of racist skinheads, who believe that Remy is a perfect candidate to help carry out his group's violent goals. Keep an eye peeled for Gwyneth Paltrow, who has a bit part as a student; rap stars Busta Rhymes, D-Knowledge and Mista Grimm also appear in supporting roles. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Omar Epps
    Omar Epps - Malik Williams
  • Kristy Swanson
    Kristy Swanson - Kristen Connor
  • Michael Rapaport
    Michael Rapaport - Remy
  • Jennifer Connelly
    Jennifer Connelly - Taryn
  • Ice Cube
    Ice Cube - Fudge

Overall Customer Rating

(2 Reviews)

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