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School Ties (1992)

PG-13 | | Drama | 18 September 1992 (USA)
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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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Also Known As:

Broderskabets bånd  »

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$14,715,067 (USA)
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Trivia

This movie features 4 guys that went on to become major movie stars Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon, Chris O'Donnell, and Ben Affleck. See more »

Goofs

In the dance in the school gym, one of the wall decorations is a poster for Gone with the Wind - showing the now-famous poster art designed for the 1960s re-release of that film. 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 Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

When I Take My Sugar To Tea
by Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal and Pierre Norman
Performed by Les Elgart
Courtesy of Columbia Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Great Movie, Great Actors
10 October 2002 | by (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) – See all my reviews

I just watched School Ties recently and I was quite impressed with it. The acting was excellent as 4 previously unknown actors made their big breaks, Brendan Fraser (pre-George Of The Jungle) is awesome as Jewish boy David Green. Chris O'Donnell (pre-Vertical Limit) plays the role of Reece with good convictions and Ben Affleck & Matt Damon (pre-Good Will Hunting) are great. Matt plays the role of jealous bigot Charlie with good character and conviction. It's just a shame that Ben Affleck didn't have much of a speaking role. For those of you who are fans of Fraser, Affleck, Damon & O'Donnell, this movie is worth checking out 8 out of 10 in my books


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