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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)
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Rachel Meadows
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Jordan
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Aulas turbulentas  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)

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$14,545,844 (USA)
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Trivia

Laurence Fishburne (known as Larry Fishburne during the movie) had his teeth capped for his role in School Daze. His signature gap is noticeably missing. 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

Rachel Meadows: [as the "Jiggaboos" and the "Wannabes" encounter each other in the hallway] The word is "Excuse me."
Jane Toussaint: No one told you to stand in the hall, either. "Excuse me."
Rachel Meadows: That's better, Ms. Thing.
Doris Witherspoon: [as Jane turns and flips her hair] It's not real!
Dina: [as the Jiggaboos laugh] Say what?
Lizzie Life: You heard
Rachel Meadows: It... ain't... even... real.
Jane Toussaint: You wish you had hair like this.
Doris Witherspoon: Girl, you know you weren't even born with blue eyes!
Lizzie Life: That's right. Blue contact lenses.
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Soundtracks

Be Alone Tonight
Music and Lyrics by Raymond Jones
Performed by The Rays: Tisha Campbell-Martin (as Tisha Campbell), Jasmine Guy,
Paula Brown and Angela Ali
Lead Vocals by Tisha Campbell-Martin (as Tisha Campbell)
Produced by Raymond Jones
Zubaidah Music Inc./Warner Brothers Music (ASCAP)
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A Breath of Fresh Air
21 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am only 18 years old and I just saw the movie School Daze. I do not attend a H.B.C.U., but I have friends that tell me what goes on there. To the older people out there, can you believe that that type of stuff is still going on?! My friends and I were just talking the other day about how this guy on her campus would only date lighter skinned girls. If that is his thing, than it is, however, he would not date them because of their personality. He said they just "looked better on his arm." My mother and I always discuss the future of African-Americans and I am going to tell the truth. I am scared. We hurt each other more than any other race and we have to stop. I am a dark-skinned female and I just learnd to love myself. I thank Spike Lee for not being ashamed to call us out when we needed it. No, I do not think that the movie was an Oscar winner, but I do know that it was a mind opener and should be a lesson to all of us on how we allowed the European standard of beauty to shape our self-worth.


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