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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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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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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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12 February 1988 (USA)  »

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School Daze  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)

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$14,545,844 (USA)
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Alton Brown, host of Food Network's "Good Eats", was the steadicam operator for School Daze, as well as the director of photography for REM's "The One I Love" video. See more »

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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

Grady: In life, there are times to be quiet, to shut the fuck up. This is one of those times.
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School Daze is Spike Lee's college autobiography
13 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Spike Lee is a weird little character; however, he is a brilliant filmmaker. School Daze captures every element of the Morehouse College experience, the school Lee graduated from (and I attended Morehouse last year.) The only thing different between the movie and reality is that the school in the movie was called Mission College, which merged Morehouse (a historically black, all-boys school) and Spelman College (the historically black, all-girls school across the street). Everything else is the same, from the fraternities and sororities, to the campus (it was filmed at Morehouse, Spelman, as well as two other HBCUs nearby) Spike brilliantly captured the experience of Morehouse and Spelman, added satire and awesome compositions, and merged it into a film that is timeless.


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