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School Ties (1992)

PG-13 | | Drama | 18 September 1992 (USA)
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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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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Trivia

John Cunningham's, (Dillon's father), character's first name is Grayson, in the movies Batman Forever + Batman and Robin, Chris O'Donnell's, (Dillon's classmate), character's surname is Grayson. 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 »

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Three Coins In The Fountain
by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne
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A touching reference to racial segregation in 1950's America
31 May 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A brilliant 'coming-of-age' style film, in the tradition of "Dead Poet's Society". Starring a bevy of familiar faces during their up-and-coming phase: Matt Damon, Brendan Fraser, Chris O'Donnell, Cole Hauser and Amy Locane, this brilliant flick explores the challenges of a young, Jewish hopeful, David Greene (Fraser) who hides his religion from a group of bigots upon entering a prestigious preparatory school. Unaware of his identity, the students welcome him into the fold, until a prejudiced student (Damon) discloses his identity after discovering a romantic friendship developing between his own girlfriend (Amy Locane) and Greene. When one of the students cheats on his final exam - and Greene is accused - the class is requested to deliberate on a verdict, forcing them to choose between their own personal prejudices and the struggle to be impartial. Brilliantly acted and directed. Add this one to your collection!


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