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The Skulls (2000)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 31 March 2000 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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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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A secret society so powerful, it can give you everything you desire... at a price. See more »


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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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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,034,885 (USA) (31 March 2000)

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$35,007,180 (USA) (26 May 2000)
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Trivia

The Skull-and-Bones Society (on which this movie was based) actually gives out watches to each class of skulls, though not necessarily with the whole branding ceremony. After the movie was filmed, Joshua Jackson acquired one of the actual watches and gave it to director Rob Cohen. See more »

Goofs

In the first classroom scene, the overhead shots show Luke sitting at a table with one girl sitting on his left. Another woman is sitting at the head of the table. In the eyelevel shots of Luke from the teacher's viewpoint, the woman from the head of the table has shifted position to become a second woman on Luke's left. See more »

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Caleb Mandrake: Where can I get some more of that shit?
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Referenced in The Piano Teacher (2001) See more »

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Businessman's Bounce
Performed by Sourcerer
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'Secret Society' Film Is So-So
8 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those pretty entertaining-yet-not memorable stories. It's about a "secret society" in an Ivy League school and a subsequent cover-up of a murder. There is a neat little twist about a half hour before the end of the film.

The college kids in here are no-name actors but all credible not offensive or annoying. The film is nicely photographed. Apparently, the film was successful enough to spawn a sequel, so that infers this has enough going for it to check it out if you haven't watched it.

It's okay, but don't expect anything super. However, I have a good friend who thinks this movie is super, and he's usually very critical.


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