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School Daze (1988)

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A not so popular young man wants to pledge to a popular fraternity at his historically black college.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jane Toussaint (as Tisha Campbell)
Kyme ...
Rachel Meadows
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President McPherson
Ellen Holly ...
Odrie McPherson
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Cedar Cloud
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Coach Odom
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Grady
James Bond III ...
Monroe
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Jordan
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Edge
Eric Payne ...
Booker T. (as Eric A. Payne)
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Half-Pint
Anthony Thompkins ...
Doo-Doo Breath
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Storyline

In the South of the United States are taking place confrontations between two groups of students who have different ideas and are not able to accept the one of the opponent. Written by Volker Boehm

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Release Date:

12 February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aulas turbulentas  »

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Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$14,545,844 (USA)
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Trivia

Alton Brown, host of Food Network's "Good Eats", was the steadicam operator for School Daze, as well as the director of photography for REM's "The One I Love" video. See more »

Goofs

When the Gamma Rays are singing I Don't Want to Be Alone Tonight, towards the end of the song, the audio and picture don't add up. The audio is slightly ahead. See more »

Quotes

Wanna Be's: You're just a jig-a-boo, tryin' to find somethin' to do!
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Featured in Birth of a Nation: The Making of 'School Daze' (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

We've Already Said Goodbye (Before We Said Hello)
Music and Lyrics by Raymond Jones
String Arrangements by Claire Fisher
Performed by Pieces of Dream with Portia Griffin
James Lloyd - Piano
Curtis Harmon - Drums
Cedrick Napoleon - Bass Guitar
Branford Marsalis - Tenor Saxophone
Portia Griffin - Vocals
Produced by Raymond Jones
Zubaidah Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Branford Marsalis appears courtesy of CBS Records, Inc.
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Great movie but not for everyone
9 December 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie! I have it on VHS and DVD.

I always related to this movie. As an African American man who was actively pressuring the institution of "higher learning" that I was attending at the time to divest from South Africa, I felt like one of "Da fellas". My boys and I even went to see it in a raggedy Chevrolet.

I completely vibed with the whole frat versus GDI issue. As a student at a northern predominantly white institution some of the other issues around skin color were new to me.

A must see for any African American student attending or planning on attending college - especially if they plan on attending an Historically Black Colege or University.


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