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
During the introductory scene in David Green's room, when Van Kelt grabs McGivern from behind and administers a noogie, McGivern elbows Van Kelt and escapes his grasp, leaving his overcoat in Van Kelt's hands. He then darts out the room. In the next cut, a long shot from down the crowded hall, McGivern waves his overcoat over his head as he runs away from the room and Van Kelt chases him. See more »
Davey! Davey you're here.
He's not going off to war, only Massachusetts, huh?
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Jewish middle-class boy gets into elite-highschool, and gets into trouble when he hides the fact that he's jewish.
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 !
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