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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David's football number is 42, Dillon's number is 21, implying that Dillon is half the man that David is. 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
Davey! Davey you're here.
He's not going off to war, only Massachusetts, huh?
Referenced in Game-On: Martin's Baby
Three Coins In The Fountain
by Sammy Cahn
and Jule Styne See more