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School Ties -- After receiving a scholarship to an exclusive prep school, working-class teen David Greene (Fraser) becomes a star athlete and wins the attention of a beautiful debutante (Amy Locane). But the ties of his newfound friendships are broken when a student reveals the secret David has tried to conceal.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Dick Wolf (story)
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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:
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. 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)

Stephen Brown ... Cheerleader / Actor (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 
Patricia McCorkle  (as 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
Christine Kaseta Cornelius .... scenic artist (as Chris Kaseta-Cornelius)
Chip Eccles .... carpenter
Ray Fisher .... set dresser
Marc Fisichella .... set designer
Bobbie Frankel .... scenic artist
Luigi Mugavero .... set dresser
Ken Nelson .... construction coordinator
Paul Richards .... set dresser
Michael Saccio .... assistant property master
Mark Sarver .... carpenter
Kurt Smith .... carpenter
Michael Tavani .... carpenter
Tim Territo .... art dept
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
John Beal .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
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)
Greg Ferris .... marketing canada (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)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
During the course of giving a very positive review to the film on his show, Gene Siskel recalled experiencing anti-Semitic prejudice during his time at prep school, and gave an example of once being handed piece of toast with the jam in the shape of a swastika. Siskel said the film had a fairly high bar with him due to its subject matter, but the end result pleased him very much.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When David is being asked by the class for whether or not he trusts them to determine who cheated between himself and Dillon, the position of his sweater collar changes between shots.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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Soundtrack:
Rock Around The ClockSee more »

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28 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
-, 6 July 2001
Author: davidjmccrea from London

Nowadays people only watch this movie for one reason and that is to see Brendan Fraser, Chris O'Donnell, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck before they began starring in the high budget blockbusters of "The Mummy Returns", "Batman and Robin", "Saving Private Ryan" and "Armageddon". The film is undoubtably better than all of the four mentioned above as rather than relying on Special Effects the four get a chance to act. Damon (the bad guy) is possibly most impressive but O'Donnell (the good guy), Fraser (the new guy) and Affleck (the cool guy) also give arguably the finest performances of their careers to date. The producers of School Ties have a lot to thank their casting director for 8/10

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