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School Ties (1992)

PG-13  |   |  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
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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the course of giving a very positive review to the film on his show, Gene Siskel recalled experiencing anti-Semitic prejudice during his time at prep school, and gave an example of once being handed piece of toast with the jam in the shape of a swastika. Siskel said the film had a fairly high bar with him due to its subject matter, but the end result pleased him very much. See more »

Goofs

When David Greene goes outside in the rain to wait for whoever made the sign with the swastika on it, you can see the rain is falling diagonally from two different directions. 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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That Old Black Magic
by Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen
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great drama with so many great actors making there debuts.
13 January 2000 | by (baton rouge) – See all my reviews

I see this movie every once and a while on USA or TNT, I never watch all of it, but a few days ago I finally did and it was absolutely wonderful. It makes you wanna watch it again. Though some parts were slightly disturbing, the movie was still excellent. "School Ties" is set in the late 50s early 60s i do believe and a jewish kid goes to a basic prep school, all white, all Christian. He is a successful football player and makes many friends and is quite popular. But has to keep his religion in secret in fear of mockery and torment of his fellow classmates. Starring this wonderful cast, Brendan Fraser in his first major role, Matt Damon & Ben Affleck back when they were young and innocent. Before they had Oscar nominations starring in low-budget dramas. This movie is excellent, I give "School Ties" 10/10!


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