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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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Credited cast:
Angela Aber ...
Ruth
Scott Brown ...
Russell Buckingham
Colleen Casey ...
Nora
Cher Chelton ...
Lucy
Marlena Crews ...
Jeanette
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Collin (as Douglas Davidson)
Glenn Deigan ...
Hollis
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Brother Bob Abernathy
Katie Finnegan ...
Nancy
Dwayne L. Foster ...
John
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Rodger Carter
Garrett Gibbs ...
Greg McLaughlin
Eden Ginn ...
Sharon
Nancy Glogow ...
Georgianne
Nancy Haden ...
Phyllis
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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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The Birdland Dance
Written & Arranged by John Phillips Hutton
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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Actually a Loving but critical look at Fraternities
9 November 2003 | by (Olympic Penninsula) – See all my reviews

When this film was released by Paramount, it was hyped as an anti fraternity, expose'. The marketers played up the alcohol, pledging rituals and other negative stereotypes commonly attributed to fraternities. In actuality, this film which was a student production at USC and depicts a true story from the late 50's, is the loving but critical tribute by its author/producer to his friend whose story is told in this film.

While it looks with an blinking and critical eye at the many shortcomings including bigotry and other evils of pledging in that era it also is clear that the writer has a love for the ideal of fraternity and what it can be to young idealists such as Zac, the protagonist. That the reality, in this instance, falls far short of the ideal and results in terrible tragedy, provides the irony and conflict of this really very well done thesis project.

Although it was released by Paramount, it is still owned by USC and for that reason has never been released to video. Probably the only way to see it is by direct rental from USC or when it occasionally shows up on television.


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