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
Just Because You're Accepted Doesn't Mean You Belong.
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Several places in Groton, MA were given money to fix up their buildings in order to be in the movie. See more
When Van Kelt grabs McGivern from behind and administers a noogie at their introductory scene in David Green's room, McGivern elbows Van Kelt and escapes his grasp, leaving his overcoat in Van Kelt's hands. He then darts out the room. In the next cut, a long shot from down the crowded hall, McGivern is waving his overcoat over his head as he runs away from the room and is chased by Van Kelt. See more
The cultural environment in which one lives ought to be as important as the air he breathes... the food he eats.
Fight For St. Matthews
by John E. Oliver
, Lou Forestieri
and Bill Bruton See more