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School Daze (1988)

A not so popular young man wants to pledge to a popular fraternity at his historically black college.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dap (as Larry Fishburne)
Jane Toussaint (as Tisha Campbell)
Kyme ...
Ellen Holly ...
Coach Odom
Eric Payne ...
Booker T. (as Eric A. Payne)
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Doo-Doo Breath


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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Release Date:

12 February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aulas turbulentas  »

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Box Office


$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,802,656, 15 February 1988, Limited Release

Gross USA:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Julian Eaves: You talk more shit than a little bit! BACK TO MOTHER AF-RI-CA! That's bullshit! Without question we are ALL Black Americans! You don't know a god damn thing about AF-RI-CA! I am from Detroit. Motown. So you can watusi your monkey ass back to AF-RI-CA if you want to!
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My favorite movie of all time
17 September 2002 | by 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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