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School Ties (1992)

 -  Drama  -  18 September 1992 (USA)
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A Jewish boy goes to an elite prep school in the 1950's and hides his religion until a jealous bigot forces it out in the open.

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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
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

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Drama

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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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Trivia

At the end of the movie Matt Damon's character says "I'm still gonna get into Harvard, and you'll still be a Jew." Matt Damon actually did go to Harvard. See more »

Goofs

David is right-handed, so from the receiver's point of view the ball should rotate counter-clockwise when he throws it. At the end of the first game against Winchester, last two shots of David's game-winning touchdown pass, with the ball approaching the camera (i.e., the receiver's point of view), show it rotating clockwise. 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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Connections

Referenced in Gossip Girl: School Lies (2008) See more »

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That Old Black Magic
by Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen
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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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