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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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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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Julian Eaves: You talk more shit than a little bit.
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We've Already Said Goodbye (Before We Said Hello)
Music and Lyrics by Raymond Jones
String Arrangements by Claire Fisher
Performed by Pieces of Dream with Portia Griffin
James Lloyd - Piano
Curtis Harmon - Drums
Cedrick Napoleon - Bass Guitar
Branford Marsalis - Tenor Saxophone
Portia Griffin - Vocals
Produced by Raymond Jones
Zubaidah Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Branford Marsalis appears courtesy of CBS Records, Inc.
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My favorite movie of all time
17 September 2002 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This is my favorite movie of all time. I have seen it at least 300 times. I saw it the first time about a year after it came out. I was about ten years old and I was mesmerized. I really loved all the singing and dancing. But when I got older, thats when I got the message of movie. Thats what makes this movie such as classic. The only thing I don't like about it is that I read the book about the making of School Daze and Spike cut out so many scenes that would have been good for the movie. It would have made some of the scenes easier to understand. I wished he would've put them on the DVD. But still, one of the greatest black films of all time.

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