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School Ties (1992)

PG-13 | | Drama | 18 September 1992 (USA)
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)  »

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Broderskabets bånd  »

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$14,715,067 (USA)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

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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Referenced in Game-On: Martin's Baby (1998) See more »

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Three Coins In The Fountain
by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne
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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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