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The Skulls (2000)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  31 March 2000 (USA)
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Luke McNamara, a college senior from a working class background joins a secret elitist college fraternity organization called "The Skulls", in hope of gaining acceptance into Harvard Law School. At first seduced by the club's trapping of power and wealth, a series of disturbing incidents, such as his best friends suicide, leads Luke to investigate the true nature of the organization and the truth behind his friends supposed suicide. He starts realizing that his future and possibly his life is in danger. Written by Kyle <Kyleshivers@aol.com>

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Getting in is easy. Getting out is a killer. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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31 March 2000 (USA)  »

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Lobanje  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£149,297 (UK) (24 November 2000)

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ESP 195,232,054 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Trivia

Hill Harper's character, Will, who plays Luke's roommate in the film, is modeled after director Rob Cohen's real life Harvard roommate. See more »

Goofs

The walkie-talkie used by a character in the robbery scene is really an Ericsson cell phone. Some cell phones have functions that let them work like walkie-talkies, but they are made by Motorola. See more »

Quotes

Lucas: This isn't right.
Judge Litten Mandrake: Well, it may not be right, but it worked. This is your preacceptance to the law school of your choice.
Lucas: I haven't even applied yet.
Judge Litten Mandrake: Imagine that. It's all paid for. I would do anything to protect you. Won't you do the same for me?
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Silly but fun
3 April 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK the plot is old hat (a secret society that rules the government and covers up a murder or two) but the movie is entertaining. The plot is relatively intelligent and fast-moving; the cast is uniformally good--even Joshua Jackson!; there's no graphic gore (or nudity); and the action scenes are well-done and exciting. Not a great film by any means, but a fun, action-filled, entertaining two hours. Just don't think about it too much afterwards.


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