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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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Jane Toussaint (as Tisha Campbell)
Kyme ...
Rachel Meadows
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President McPherson
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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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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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Comedy | Drama | Musical

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12 February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aulas turbulentas  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$14,545,844 (USA)
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Spike Lee was kicked off the campuses of Morehouse, Spelman, and Clark Atlanta University during filming because the colleges' Boards of Directors had concerns on how black colleges were being portrayed in the film. Lee had to finish filming at the neighboring Morris Brown College. 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

Julian Eaves: Half-Pint, how tall are you?
Half-Pint: Five feet, five inches.
Julian Eaves: You are a five foot, five inch piece of shit.
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Referenced in Cagney & Lacey: School Daze (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Be One
Music and Lyrics by Bill Lee
Performed by Phyllis Hyman
New Version Music (BMI)
Phyllis Hyman appears courtesy of Philadelphia International Records, Inc.
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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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