MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 940 this week

School Ties (1992)

 -  Drama  -  18 September 1992 (USA)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 15,802 users  
Reviews: 75 user | 20 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 31 Dec 2010
 
a list of 29 titles
created 04 Jul 2011
 
a list of 29 titles
created 18 Dec 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 09 Mar 2013
 
a list of 34 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "School Ties" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: School Ties (1992)

School Ties (1992) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of School Ties.

User Polls

3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Glory Daze (1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

It's two days before graduation, and Jack is having serious doubts about the future. The old gang is breaking up - Rob is moving to L.A. with his girlfriend; Dennis is finishing his third ... See full summary »

Director: Rich Wilkes
Stars: Ben Affleck, Sam Rockwell, Megan Ward
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After returning home from the Korean War, two young men search for love and fulfillment in middle America.

Director: Mark Pellington
Stars: Jeremy Davies, Ben Affleck, Amy Locane
The Rainmaker (1997)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An idealistic young lawyer and his cynical partner take on a powerful law firm representing a corrupt insurance company.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Claire Danes
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A man accidentally hits a homeless person with his car and then can't seem to get rid of him the rest of the night.

Director: Jordan Brady
Stars: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Luke Wilson
With Honors (1994)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Convinced his thesis will have him graduate with honors from Harvard University, a stuffy student finds himself at the mercy of a homeless man's demands when he holds the papers hostage.

Director: Alek Keshishian
Stars: Joe Pesci, Brendan Fraser, Moira Kelly
Mystic Pizza (1988)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in the Connecticut town of Mystic.

Director: Donald Petrie
Stars: Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor
Drama | History | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The story of the Apache chief and his armed resistance to the US Government's subjugation of his people.

Director: Walter Hill
Stars: Jason Patric, Gene Hackman, Robert Duvall
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A strange man owns a self-storage facility and lives in a reality of his own, until reality comes crashing down.

Director: Percy Adlon
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Lolita Davidovich, Brendan Fraser
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A US Army officer, despondent about a deadly mistake he made, investigates a female chopper commander's worthiness for the Medal of Honor.

Director: Edward Zwick
Stars: Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips
Chasing Amy (1997)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything's going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's gay.

Director: Kevin Smith
Stars: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Ethan Suplee
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

If a teen couple doesn't come up to confess what they know about a death of a friend, an innocent man might hang for death he didn't cause.

Director: Jan Egleson
Stars: Laura Harrington, Henry Tomaszewski, Michele Greene
Rising Son (TV Movie 1990)
Certificate: M Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A factory foreman with 36 years experience becomes despondent after being laid off by his company which has just been taken over by a Japanese conglomerate and is unable to find any other ... See full summary »

Director: John David Coles
Stars: Brian Dennehy, Piper Laurie, Graham Beckel
Edit

Cast

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
...
Chaplain
Edit

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

Taglines:

Just Because You're Accepted Doesn't Mean You Belong.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

18 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Broderskabets bånd  »

Box Office

Gross:

$14,715,067 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Matt Damon's character is named Charlie Dillon. This is the name of one of the classmates of casting director Lisa Beach. See more »

Goofs

After David's brawl in the alley, his face is bruised. This brown mark later fades and again darkens between shots of him walking through the preparatory school for the first time. 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?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Ring (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

That Old Black Magic
by Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Jewish middle-class boy gets into elite-highschool, and gets into trouble when he hides the fact that he's jewish.
7 August 1999 | by (Eindhoven, Holland) – See all my reviews

Great drama with even greater performances from the relatively young and unknown cast. Especially Brendan Fraser's acting is really intense. One of his first roles, and in my opinion his best. He was not yet as famous as he is now ( after, for example, a film as 'the Mummy' ), but I think that his acting never had the intensity and credibility of that part.(In fact, I was shocked when I discovered that it was in fact Fraser in the horrible " George of the jungle' ! How could a fine actor like him accept such a terrible role ? ) Also Matt Damon (also an unknown actor at that time )and the other young actors are great. A terrific, subtle drama !

9 out of 10 !


16 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Did Charlie Dillon deserve to get expelled? Ernest_Hero
McGivern's breakdown (some questions) Ernest_Hero
How was David found by the St. Matthew's school? kiwiboris
Did Dillon's family know about David all along? kiwiboris
Class Prejudice kiwiboris
What happened to Dillon after he got expelled? kiwiboris
Discuss School Ties (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?