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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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Dap
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Comedy | Drama | Musical

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R | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

12 February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

School Daze  »

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Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$14,545,844 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Spike Lee had the actors stay in separate hotels during filming. The actors playing the "wannabes" had better accommodation than the ones playing the "jigaboos", which contributed to the on-camera animosity between the two camps. See more »

Goofs

During the "I Don't Wanna Be Alone Tonite" number, the black gloves that the Gamma Rays wear go from above the elbow to below the elbow and back again in between shots. See more »

Quotes

Dap: [shouts] Wake up!
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Connections

Referenced in Inside the Actors Studio: Episode #7.6 (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Building Me a Home
by The Morehouse Glee Club (uncredited)
Solo by Tracy Coley (uncredited)
Arranged by Dr. Uzee Brown
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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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