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Fraternity Row (1977)

PG | | Drama | 3 June 1977 (USA)
Story of an upper class college in the early '50s and how a "harmless" hazing resulted in a student's death.

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Story of an upper class college in the early '50s and how a "harmless" hazing resulted in a student's death.

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They didn't smoke grass. They didn't take the pill. They didn't do their own thing. They went to college in the Fifties. They pledged fraternities. They celebrated Hell Week. They were the buttoned-down, bottled-up generation. And sometimes they exploded.

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We're Looking Towards A New Life
Composed & Adapted by John Phillips Hutton
Lyrics by Matthew Roe
Arrangements by Michael Corner
Performed by The U.S.C. Symphony Orchestra and Concert Choir
Conducted by Michael Corner & Dr. Thomas Somerville
Published by Whitfeld Music, Inc. (BMI)
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Small unknown film that deserves to be better known
27 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Purportedly based on a true incident. This takes place in a (fictional) college in the 1950s. It involves some freshman who want to get into a fraternity. They pledge and have to go through hell and hazing to be accepted. One of the fraternity brothers (Scott Newman in his last role) really has it in for the freshman...and it leads to deadly results.

I caught this years ago on TV. It played with no fanfare on a summer afternoon. I was impressed by how well made it is and the cast of (then) unknowns were very good. Newman and Gregory Harrison especially were excellent. It's a grim sobering look of what can happen when hazing gets completely out of hand. There are laws against hazing in most colleges in the US...but it still goes on and young men still die. This should be required viewing for ALL college students. Also a rare chance to see Paul Newman's only son in an acting role--he sadly died of a drug overdose a year after this came out. Worth catching--if you get the chance.


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