Set in the 1950s, a star-quarterback is given an opportunity to attend an elite preparatory school but must conceal the fact that he is Jewish.

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Andrew Lowery ...
'Mack' McGivern
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Jack Connors
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Richard 'McGoo' Collins
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Sally Wheeler
Peter Donat ...
Headmaster Dr. Bartram
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Mr. Cleary
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Coach McDevitt
Michael Higgins ...
Mr. Gierasch
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Alan Greene
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Chaplain
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Storyline

David Green is brought into a prestigious 1950s school to help their football team to beat the school's old rivals. David, however, is from a working class background, so he isn't really "one of them", but he's very successful at making friends. David is a Jew, and has to keep this a secret from his friends for fear of being rejected. Written by Rob Hartill

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Just Because You're Accepted Doesn't Mean You Belong.

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »

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18 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Broderskabets bånd  »

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$14,715,067 (USA)
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Ben Affleck who played Chesty Smith, Randall Batinkoff who played Rip Van Kelt, and Andrew Lowery who played Mack McGivern all appeared in the 1992 movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer. See more »

Goofs

In the coal mine scene (when David picks up his father) while they're waiting for the train to go by, you can see that several cars are marked for railroads (Penn Central, Conrail) that didn't exist in the late 1950s. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Joyce: Davey! Davey you're here.
[big hug]
Jack Connors: He's not going off to war, only Massachusetts, huh?
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References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

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Written and Produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Performed by Willie & Ruth
Courtesy of Lester Sill
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6 July 2001 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Nowadays people only watch this movie for one reason and that is to see Brendan Fraser, Chris O'Donnell, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck before they began starring in the high budget blockbusters of "The Mummy Returns", "Batman and Robin", "Saving Private Ryan" and "Armageddon". The film is undoubtably better than all of the four mentioned above as rather than relying on Special Effects the four get a chance to act. Damon (the bad guy) is possibly most impressive but O'Donnell (the good guy), Fraser (the new guy) and Affleck (the cool guy) also give arguably the finest performances of their careers to date. The producers of School Ties have a lot to thank their casting director for 8/10


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