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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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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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Comedy | Drama | Musical

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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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The matching kneepads that Kyme and 'Tisha Campbell' are wearing in the Straight and Nappy scene were not part of the wardrobe. Tisha Campbell had a knee injury throughout the shoot and the stylist gave Kyme a kneepad to match. 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

Jig-A-Boo's: Well, you're a wanna-be, wanna be better than me!
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Da Butt
Music and Lyrics by Marcus Miller and Mark Stevens
Performed by Experience Unlimited (as EU)
Produced by Marcus Miller
Sunset Burgandy Inc./Tootsie Songs/MCA Publishing, A Division of MCA Inc./(ASCAP)
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It's not a good movie because you didn't go to a Black school?
27 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So what if you went to Harvard and not Hampton, this film is still well-shot, well-acted and damn funny. If you can't understand the light vs. dark, town vs. gown, Greeks vs. GDI conflicts, maybe you don't... under... stand... English... well. I never saw the movie in its entirety until I was about 20 (and pledging at an HBCU, but that's another story) but it just got better as I got older. This movie is like many of Spike's: it's for a group of people (Black ones) that rarely get to tell their own stories. If other people get it, super. On a sidenote, what's so "universal" about Dirty Dancing? I've never had to drop out of a contest because of my botched abortion that Lenny from Law & Order had to come help me out with. I've also never been a small, Jewish man in New York City, but people seem to find Woody Allen's movies "universal" enough. Why don't these issues come up with movies made by whi... (ahem) other filmmakers?


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