School Daze (1988)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Musical  |  12 February 1988 (USA)
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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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Release Date:

12 February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aulas turbulentas  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)


$14,545,844 (USA)

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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 »


Julian Eaves: You talk more shit than a little bit! BACK TO MOTHER AF-RI-CA! That's bullshit! Without question we are ALL Black Americans! You don't know a god damn thing about AF-RI-CA! I am from Detroit. Motown. So you can watusi your monkey ass back to AF-RI-CA if you want to!
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If you aren't Black and/or you didn't go to an all-black university, you might not get it...
29 May 2001 | by (Los Angeles by way of Chicago and a historically Black Universit) – See all my reviews

Spike pegged this. He couldn't get it all in, but he was darn close. The light-skinned vs. the dark-skinned, exclusionary syndrome perpetrated by Black Greeks to non-Greeks, Homecoming, the sweaty and hot parties, the rift/resentment between lower-class local Blacks and the students, sexuality... It was great. Unfortunately, my main man Spike failed to make it universal, so if you ain't what I mentioned in my one-line summary, you might not get it. God Bless the ones that try to understand the mentality instead of dogging out the man's obvious and enormous filmmaking talent. You can hate Kobe Bryant for taking all the darn shots, but you can't hate the young man's game! PEACE!

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