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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Lowery ...
'Mack' McGivern
Jack Connors
Richard 'McGoo' Collins
Sally Wheeler
Peter Donat ...
Headmaster Dr. Bartram
Mr. Cleary
Coach McDevitt
Michael Higgins ...
Mr. Gierasch
Alan Greene


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.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Broderskabets bånd  »

Box Office


$14,715,067 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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In real life Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are good friends See more »


Mr. Cleary uses the term "quantum leap" in its modern colloquial sense, meaning a large increase. Dictionaries put the first use of the term in this rather than its original scientific sense around the late 1950s or early 1960s, so it's highly unlikely a French teacher in the 1950s would use it that way. See more »


[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 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Rides a Bike! (2015) See more »


Isn't It Romantic
by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
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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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