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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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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