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Director:
Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
18 September 1992 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Just Because You're Accepted Doesn't Mean You Belong.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Brendan Fraser ... David Greene

Matt Damon ... Charlie Dillon

Chris O'Donnell ... Chris Reece

Randall Batinkoff ... Rip Van Kelt
Andrew Lowery ... 'Mack' McGivern

Cole Hauser ... Jack Connors

Ben Affleck ... Chesty Smith

Anthony Rapp ... Richard 'McGoo' Collins

Amy Locane ... Sally Wheeler
Peter Donat ... Headmaster Dr. Bartram

Zeljko Ivanek ... Mr. Cleary

Kevin Tighe ... Coach McDevitt
Michael Higgins ... Mr. Gierasch

Ed Lauter ... Alan Greene

Peter McRobbie ... Chaplain

John Cunningham ... Grayson Dillon

Elizabeth Franz ... Jane Dillon
Matt Hofherr ... Gray Dillon
Jeff Hochendoner ... Bear
R.E. Rodgers ... Nick (as Rick Rodgers)

John Speredakos ... Kocus
Edward Seamon ... Weezer
Dan Desmond ... Mr. Wheeler
Claudia Everest ... Mrs. Wheeler
Leon B. Stevens ... Tom Keating
Cody Conklin ... Sarah Greene
Benari Poulten ... Petey Greene
Stanton Denman ... Miller
Sean Kent ... Keller
Luke Jorgensen ... Rick
Kent Osborne ... Emile

Jayce Bartok ... Jack
Jeff Nichols ... Donald

James Donnell Quinn ... Boy #1 (as James Quinn)
Ryan Anderson ... Boy #2

Will Lyman ... Swanson
William Meisle ... Winchester Headmaster

Susan Johnston ... Mary Ellen
Sandra Landers ... Joyce

Ken Garito ... Don
Karen Shallo ... Edie
Gregory Chase ... Cal Reynolds
Alice Duffy ... Chaperone
Thomas Kee ... Boy in Shower (as Thomas Rhett Kee)
Jane Nichols ... Swimming Coach
Colin F. Lydon ... Boy in Dining Room
David Caldwell Allen ... Announcer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Eric Bruno Borgman ... Senior Student (uncredited)
Terry Clarey ... Football Player (uncredited)

Scott J. Fisher ... Mechanic in Diner (uncredited)
Mark Garrigus ... Prep School Student (uncredited)
Lyrical ... Basketball player at school dance (uncredited)

Seth William Meier ... Boy #3 (uncredited)

David Morwick ... Prep School Student (uncredited)

Brian Rivers ... Scranton Pennsylvania Teen (uncredited)
Joel D. Seger ... Prep School student (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Mandel 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Dick Wolf (story)

Dick Wolf (screenplay) and
Darryl Ponicsan (screenplay)

Produced by
Stanley R. Jaffe .... producer
Sherry Lansing .... producer
Danton Rissner .... executive producer
Michael Tadross .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Maurice Jarre 
 
Cinematography by
Freddie Francis 
 
Film Editing by
Jacqueline Cambas 
Gerald B. Greenberg  (as Jerry Greenberg)
 
Casting by
Lisa Beach 
Pat McCorkle 
 
Production Design by
Jeannine Oppewall  (as Jeannine Claudia Oppewall)
 
Art Direction by
Steven Wolff 
 
Set Decoration by
Rosemary Brandenburg 
 
Costume Design by
Ann Roth 
 
Makeup Department
Stephen G. Bishop .... assistant hair stylist
Jerry DeCarlo .... hair stylist
Mary Ellen James .... assistant makeup artist
Paula Kelly .... additional makeup artist
Brenda McNally .... additional hair stylist
Ben Nye Jr. .... makeup artist
Werner Sherer .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Michael Tadross .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Newt Arnold .... first assistant director (as Newton D. Arnold)
David Eric Chapman .... second second assistant director
Steve Danton .... first assistant director
Buddy Joe Hooker .... second unit director
Dodi Lee Rubenstein .... dga trainee (as Dodi Rubenstein)
John Wildermuth .... second assistant director (as John Wildermuth Jr.)
David Eric Chapman .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Chip Eccles .... carpenter
Ray Fisher .... set dresser
Marc Fisichella .... set designer
Luigi Mugavero .... set dresser
Ken Nelson .... construction coordinator
Paul Richards .... set dresser
Michael Saccio .... assistant property master
Mark Sarver .... carpenter
Kurt Smith .... carpenter
Sylvia Trapanese .... scenic artist
 
Sound Department
Bobbi Banks .... adr editor
Chris Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin E. Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Anne Couk .... first assistant sound editor
Greg Curda .... foley mixer
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Todd Egan .... assistant sound editor
Mark C. Grech .... utility sound technician
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Joseph A. Ippolito .... sound editor
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
Christopher Moriana .... foley artist
Greg P. Russell .... sound re-recording mixer
Timothy P. Salmon .... boom operator
Keith A. Wester .... sound mixer (as Keith Wester)
Les Wolf .... supervising foley editor
 
Stunts
Greg Harris .... stunt performer
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt coordinator
Chad Randall .... stunts (as Chad Robert Randall)
Michael Runyard .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Myles Aronowitz .... still photographer
Don Cerrone .... first company grip
William Hines .... rigging gaffer
Brian A. Pitts .... set electrician
Richard Rutkowski .... second assistant camera
Dustin Smith .... dolly grip
Josh Spring .... grip
David Larue .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Carolyn Pickman .... location casting
Jodi Purdy-Quinlan .... extras casting assistant (as Jodi Purdy)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sue Gandy .... assistant costume designer
Chantal Jacob Tynes .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Nancy Frazen .... assistant editor
Phil Hetos .... color timer (as Philip Hetos)
Laura Krumholz .... first assistant editor
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Roberto Santucci .... apprentice film editor
 
Music Department
Bob Bornstein .... music preparation
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
George Doering .... musician
Maurice Jarre .... conductor
Shawn Murphy .... score mixer
Patrick Russ .... orchestrator
Joseph R. Thygesen .... assistant music editor
Joanie Diener .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Michael Avallon .... driver
William Winn .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Nicole Boxer .... production assistant
Howard Breslau .... stand-in (uncredited)
Ken Haber .... location manager
Crystal Hawkins .... production accountant
Brad Jacques .... production assistant
Stephen L'Heureux .... production assistant
Stephen L'Heureux .... special consultant
Terry Ladin .... production coordinator
Jeff N. Maclean .... location assistant
Eric Myers .... unit publicist
Kory O'Donnell .... production assistant
David M. Rodriguez .... assistant accountant
Don DiLego .... stand-in (uncredited)
Randy Nickerson .... stand-in (uncredited)
George B. Simons .... food stylist (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for language
Runtime:
106 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
John Cunningham, who portrays the father of Matt Damon's character, Charlie Dillon, also played Damon's father in Mystic Pizza.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: In the dance in the school gym, one of the wall decorations is a poster for Gone with the Wind (1939) - showing the now-famous poster art designed for the 1960s re-release of that film.See more »
Quotes:
McGivern:The weed of crime bears bitter fruit. Crime does not pay. The Shadow knows.See more »
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25 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
How can we miss the import of casual "joking"?, 12 January 2003
Author: AEEd (surphur@netzero.net) from San Francisco

I've read the first 30 comments about this movie. Not once did anyone comment on the reasons why Greene (Fraser) never mentioned his religion -- the casual "joking" and "common knowledge" comments heard in the bathroom. Is it any less a matter of prejudice to use the phrase "I jewed him down" than it would be to use the term "kike"? Is telling a derogatory joke about homosexuals any more offensive than calling us "fag"? This is the only movie I can think of right off-hand other than "The Laramie Project" that makes the point that casual speech can be used as a form of maintaining prejudice. For this reason alone, "School Ties" is an important film. As a survivor of a 1964 prep school much like the one in the movie, I can tell you that the scenes and attitudes are accurately presented. I found the characters to be a little one-sided, yes. It's rare to meet any person who is as totally focused and determined as the Greene presented here. Nor is any prejudiced person or group normally so totally open in expression as the "good old boys" we see in this production. But, that's the most impressive way to show the public just how bad it is to be bigoted or to be the target of bigotry. For the production and acting values I'd give this film 6 on a scale of 10. For the "pre-star" status performances of Fraser, O'Donell, Damon, and, yes, even Affleck, I'd give it a 7.5 on a scale of 10. For the message I'd give it 9.5 on that same scale. "School Ties" is a movie that can be enjoyed by anyone who sees it. For "star followers", it has a cool four New Idols in "pre-star" roles to add to their tape collections. For the activists in the world it is a stark and dramatic example of how prevalent unrecognised bigotry is in our society.

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