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School Ties (1992)

 -  Drama  -  18 September 1992 (USA)
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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.

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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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school | jewish | 1950s | jew | communist | See more »

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

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Drama

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »

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18 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Broderskabets bånd  »

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$14,715,067 (USA)
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Ironically, given the antisemitism that pervades almost all of the students' attitudes, "Smokey Joe's Cafe," the song that the classmates enjoy (and which Mr. Cleary dismisses as being from the "jungle") was written by a pair of Jewish songwriters, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who wrote many of the biggest radio hits of the 1950s and early 1960s. Many of the other songs heard in the movie and on the soundtrack were also written or co-written by Jewish songwriters, including "Rock Around the Clock," "Three Coins In The Fountain," "That Old Black Magic," "Isn't It Romantic," and "When I Take My Sugar To Tea." See more »

Goofs

When David Greene goes outside in the rain to wait for whoever made the sign with the swastika on it, you can see the rain is falling diagonally from two different directions. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Dillon: You know something? I'm still gonna get into Harvard. And in 10 years no one will remember any of this. But you'll still be a goddamn Jew.
David Green: And you'll still be a prick.
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To Each His Own
by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
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A story that needs to be told
4 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

I liked this movie the first time I watched it,which is probably why I have watched it twice since then.Seeing future stars in a small time movie was a bonus but it was the story that appealed to me.Anti-Semitism was once the "in-thing",just as lynching African Americans was once accepted and condoned.It's a sad and shameful part of our history,a part that we'd like to forget but we most definitely shouldn't...because if we do we just might repeat ourselves,and nobody wants to do that...do they?

I think "School Ties" gets the point across.Sure the script has its flaws,but which script doesn't?The story is an important one.Each time we watch it we"ll remember and that's a good thing,'cause we just might forget and that would be dangerous.


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