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School Ties (1992)

PG-13 | | Drama | 18 September 1992 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Lowery ...
'Mack' McGivern
Jack Connors
Richard 'McGoo' Collins
Sally Wheeler
Peter Donat ...
Headmaster Dr. Bartram
Mr. Cleary
Coach McDevitt
Michael Higgins ...
Mr. Gierasch
Alan Greene


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Broderskabets bånd  »

Box Office


$14,715,067 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


David's football number is 42, Dillon's number is 21, implying that Dillon is half the man that David is. See more »


When David is having dinner with the Dillon's Tom Keeting is introduced to Mr.Wheeler as he stands up he is wearing glasses. As he is about to sit down his glasses disappear. When it shows him sitting in chair his glasses are now on. See more »


[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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by Frank Loesser and Louis Alter
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A story that needs to be told
4 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

I liked this movie the first time I watched it,which is probably why I have watched it twice since then.Seeing future stars in a small time movie was a bonus but it was the story that appealed to me.Anti-Semitism was once the "in-thing",just as lynching African Americans was once accepted and condoned.It's a sad and shameful part of our history,a part that we'd like to forget but we most definitely shouldn't...because if we do we just might repeat ourselves,and nobody wants to do that...do they?

I think "School Ties" gets the point across.Sure the script has its flaws,but which script doesn't?The story is an important one.Each time we watch it we"ll remember and that's a good thing,'cause we just might forget and that would be dangerous.

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