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.
Did You Know?
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
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
Davey! Davey you're here.
He's not going off to war, only Massachusetts, huh?
Referenced in Gossip Girl: School Lies
That Old Black Magic
by Johnny Mercer
and Harold Arlen See more