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12 February 1988 (USA) See more »
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A not so popular young man wants to pledge to a popular fraternity at his historically black college. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Laurence Fishburne ... Dap

Giancarlo Esposito ... Julian

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Jane Toussaint (as Tisha Campbell)
Kyme ... Rachel Meadows

Joe Seneca ... President McPherson
Ellen Holly ... Odrie McPherson

Art Evans ... Cedar Cloud

Ossie Davis ... Coach Odom

Bill Nunn ... Grady
James Bond III ... Monroe

Branford Marsalis ... Jordan

Kadeem Hardison ... Edge

Eric Payne ... Booker T. (as Eric A. Payne)

Spike Lee ... Half-Pint
Anthony Thompkins ... Doo-Doo Breath

Guy Killum ... Double Rubber

Dominic Hoffman ... Mustafa

Roger Guenveur Smith ... Yoda (as Roger Smith)

Kirk Taylor ... Sir Nose

Kevin Rock ... Mussolini

Erik Dellums ... Slim Daddy (as Eric Dellums)

Darryl M. Bell ... Big Brother X-Ray Vision

Rusty Cundieff ... Big Brother Chucky
Cylk Cozart ... Big Brother Dr. Feelgood
Tim Hutchinson ... Big Brother Lance

Leonard L. Thomas ... Big Brother General George Patton (as Leonard Thomas)

Joie Lee ... Lizzie Life
Alva Rogers ... Doris Witherspoon
Delphine T. Mantz ... Delphine
Terri Lynette Whitlow ... Terri

Tanya Lynne Lee ... Tanya
Jacquelyn Bird ... Jacquelyn
Traci Tracey ... Traci
Sharon Ferrol-Young ... Sharon (as Sharon Ferrol)
Laurnea Wilkerson ... Laurnea
Stephanie Clark ... Stephanie
Eartha Robinson ... Eartha
Angela Ali ... Velda
Jhoe Breedlove ... Kim
Paula Brown ... Miriam
Tyra Ferrell ... Tasha

Jasmine Guy ... Dina
Karen Owens ... Deidre
Michelle Whitney-Morrison ... Vivian (as Michelle Whitney Morrison)
Greta Martin ... Greta
Sharon Owens ... Sharon
Frances Morgan ... Frances
Monique Mannen ... Monique 'Mo-Freak'

Gregg Burge ... Virgil Cloyd
Cinqué Lee ... Buckwheat (as Cinque Lee)

Kasi Lemmons ... Perry

Toni Ann Johnson ... Muriel
Paula Birth ... Carla
Tracy Robinson ... Roz

A.J. Johnson ... Cecilia

Cassi Davis ... Paula (as Cassandra Davis)
Michelle Bailey ... Tina

Samuel L. Jackson ... Leeds
Edward G. Bridges ... Moses
Dennis Abrams ... Eric

Albert B. Cooper IV ... Spoon (as Albert Cooper)
Tracy Lewis ... Counter Girl (as Tracey Lewis)
Kelly Woolfolk ... Vicky
Florante P. Galvez ... Student in Bathroom
Leslie Sykes ... Miss Mission
Dawn Jackson ... 1st Attendant
Angela Lewis ... 2nd Attendant
Reginald Tabor ... Alpha Phi Alpha Member
Robert L. Cole Jr. ... Alpha Phi Alpha Member
Lester McCorn ... Alpha Phi Alpha Member
William N. Ross ... Alpha Phi Alpha Member
Keith Wright ... Alpha Phi Alpha Member
Derek W. Jones ... Alpha Phi Alpha Member
Harold L. Boyd III ... Alpha Phi Alpha Member
Rod Hodge ... Alpha Phi Alpha Member
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
J. White Burton ... Student (uncredited)

Ricky Gordon ... Marching Band Snare Drummer and Coordinator of The Mission College Marching Band (uncredited)
Phyllis Hyman ... Phyllis (uncredited)
Keith John ... Singer at coronation (uncredited)
Andre' LaMont ... Student Protestor (uncredited)
M.V. Oliphant ... Dancer / Student Protester (uncredited)
H. Kevin Russell ... College Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Spike Lee 
 
Writing credits
Spike Lee (written by)

Produced by
Grace Blake .... executive producer
Loretha C. Jones .... co-producer
Spike Lee .... producer
Monty Ross .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Bill Lee 
 
Cinematography by
Ernest R. Dickerson (photographed by) (as Ernest Dickerson)
 
Film Editing by
Barry Alexander Brown 
 
Casting by
Robi Reed 
 
Production Design by
Wynn Thomas 
 
Art Direction by
Allan Trumpler 
 
Set Decoration by
Lynn Wolverton-Parker  (as Lynn Wolverton)
 
Costume Design by
Ruth E. Carter  (as Ruthe Carter)
 
Makeup Department
Larry M. Cherry .... assistant makeup artist (as Larry Cherry)
Teddy Jenkins .... hair stylist
Teddy Jenkins .... makeup artist
Janay Shabbaz .... assistant hair stylist
Janay Shabbaz .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Matia Karrell .... production manager
Brian O'Kelly .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shirlene Alicia Blake .... additional assistant director
Parnes Cartwright .... additional second assistant director
Randy Fletcher .... first assistant director
Roderick Giles .... additional second assistant director
Lisa Jones .... additional second assistant director
David Taylor .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
George Balomes .... scenic artist
Everett Douglas .... construction crew
Ron Goldsmith .... set dresser
Harley Gould .... construction crew
Michael Hitchcock .... sculptor
Rhett Johnson .... construction crew
John R. Johnston .... construction crew (as John Johnson)
Gretchen Kibbe .... scenic artist
Irby Langley .... construction coordinator
Alba Leone .... lead person
Suzi Margolin .... property master
Anthony 'Wolf' Mays .... construction crew chief
Bruce Morton .... property production assistant
Michael Shannon .... set dresser
Suzanne Silver .... scenic artist
Tyler Smith .... sculptor
Christine A. Soloperto .... assistant property master (as Christine Soloperto)
Pam Stephens .... art department production assistant
Brian Stultz .... scenic construction
Buckey Weatherall .... master carpenter
Mark Welch .... scenic artist
Richard Blake Wester .... set dresser (as Richard Webster)
Edward Hotchkiss .... carpenter (uncredited)
Johnny Thigpen .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Stuart Deutsch .... boom operator
Michael DiCosimo .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Mike DiCosmo)
Harriet Fidlow .... looping editor (as Harriet Fidlow Winn)
Tom Fleischman .... re-recording mixer
Rudy Gaskins .... assistant sound editor
J. Kathleen Gibson .... assistant sound editor
Kenton Jakub .... assistant sound editor
Bruce Kitzmeyer .... foley editor
Dan Korintus .... assistant sound editor
George A. Lara .... foley mixer
Kevin Lee .... sound editor
Peter Odabashian .... sound editor
Rolf Pardula .... sound mixer
Leander T. Sales .... apprentice sound editor (as Leander Sales)
Maurice Schell .... sound designer
Ira Spiegel .... sound editor
Alex Steyermark .... assistant sound editor
Brunilda Torres .... assistant sound editor
Leo Trombetta .... assistant sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Daniel Aguar .... grip
Norman Andrews .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Louis 'Bolaji' Bailey .... grip production assistant
Larry Banks .... gaffer
Bill Bennett .... grip
Alton Brown .... Steadicam operator
Allan Bullard .... pre-rig grip
Ron Burchfield .... pre-rig grip
Marivee Cade .... pre-rig gaffer (as Marifee Cade)
Addison Cook .... fifth electrician
Sam Enriquez .... second assistant camera
Eddie Evans .... pre-rig grip
Carl Johnson .... third electrician
Mustapha Khan .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Mustafa Khan)
David Lee .... still photographer
Scott W. Leftridge .... dolly grip (as Scott Leftridge)
Todd MacNicholl .... key grip (as Todd McNichol)
John F. Massie .... fourth electrician (as John Massey)
Tully McCulloch .... best boy grip
Mark Moore .... best boy electric
LeRoy Patton .... second camera operator (as Leroi Patton)
D.L. 'Pete' Peterson .... generator operator (as Dennis 'Pete' Peterson)
Frank Prinzi .... second camera operator
Nate Ranger .... assistant camera
Larry Robertson .... lighting designer: concert lighting
Bob Shuford .... grip (as Robert Shuford)
Karma Stanley .... first assistant camera
Marcus Turner .... second assistant camera: second unit
Mike West .... additional first assistant camera: "b" camera
 
Casting Department
Hillary Francais .... casting assistant
Mikki Powell .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Ingram .... wardrobe supervisor
Willi Smith .... costume designer: Miss Mission College court gowns
 
Editorial Department
Cinqué Lee .... apprentice editor
Noëlle Penraat .... negative matcher
Meredith Woods .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Tyrone Harris .... location scout
 
Music Department
Terence Blanchard .... musician
Louis Cerborino .... music editor (as Lou Cerborino)
Branford Marsalis .... musician
Consuela Lee Morehead .... assistant music supervisor
James 'Jabbo' Ware .... music copyist
 
Transportation Department
Louis 'Bolaji' Bailey .... driver
William Butler .... driver (as Bill Butler)
Albert B. Cooper IV .... transportation coordinator (as Albert Cooper)
John Monroe .... driver
Arnold Shipman .... driver
Victor Townsend .... driver
Erwin Wilson .... driver
 
Other crew
Randall Balsmeyer .... title designer
Tony Bingham .... intern
Zelmer Bothic .... technical advisor: fraternity life (as Zelmer 'Z-Dog' Bothic)
Tom Burns .... intern (as Tommie Burns)
Tommie Burns .... intern
James Cheeseman .... piano tuner
Willa Clinton .... unit publicist
Luther Conley .... intern
Jeffrey Cooper .... office production assistant (as Jeff Cooper)
Miranda Dowdy .... intern
Dyane Harvey .... assistant choreographer
Felicia 'Fifi' Hopkins .... intern
Alison Howard-Smith .... assistant production office coordinator
Graig Hutchison .... auditor (as Graig Hutchinson)
Pamm R. Jackson .... assistant: Spike Lee (as Pamm Jackson)
Stephanie Jones .... set production assistant
Steve Jones .... office coordinator: New York
Kim Kearse .... intern
Mustapha Khan .... set production assistant (as Mustafa Khan)
Reni Mosley .... intern
Donnell Nelson .... intern
Dale M. Nielsen .... production coordinator (as Dale M. Pierce)
Eric Oden .... assistant auditor
Dale Pierce-Johnson .... production office coordinator
Joseph Rodman .... set production assistant (as Joe Rodman)
Mindy Rodman .... script supervisor
H. Kevin Russell .... production assistant
Otis Sallid .... choreographer
Mevelyn Shannon .... intern
Angela Carla Smith .... intern
Alton Strange .... intern
Shiela Tenney .... intern
Tracey Willard .... production secretary
 

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121 min
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Australia:M | Iceland:L | UK:18 (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (2006) | USA:R
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Lee had a three-picture deal with Island Pictures. After She's Gotta Have It (1986), School Daze (1988) was supposed to be the second. He received a call from Island saying they no longer wanted to do the picture, because it was too costly, and they had lost confidence in Lee and his production people. The next day, he was at Columbia Pictures with David Puttnam and David Picker for a negative pick-up deal. The budget was upped to six million dollars, and the picture was made.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Monroe:Learn to articulate, you juvenile delinquent!See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Straight & NappySee more »

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19 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
A Breath of Fresh Air, 21 October 2004
Author: FWTxrunner from United States

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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