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The Skulls (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  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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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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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

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ESP 195,232,054 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Yale is never mentioned by name during the film, but there are plenty of references: - At the boat race, every team is mentioned by its school name, except for "The Bulldogs." (They're the Yale team.) - The characters wear Ys on their sports uniforms. - The Skulls are said to have "322 alumni worldwide." The Yale secret society Skull & Bones uses the number 322 as an identifier on many of its symbols. - The characters are seen celebrating at a pizza parlor they refer to as "Mory's," drinking from a big golden cup. Mory's is an actual place, and the tradition with the song and the big golden cup is accurate; however, it's a formal restaurant, not a pizza parlor, and actual Mory's cups are traditionally silver. - The new Skulls are sent to raid "Snake & Skeleton." There is a Yale secret society called "Book & Snake." - Some campus shots seem to purposefully mimic Yale buildings. There's a tower that looks a lot like Harkness Tower, and the dining hall looks like the one in Saybrook College. See more »

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When looking through the binoculars at Caleb's car at the start of the race, the brunette is in the front seat (with the redhead behind Caleb); after they park the car and Caleb sits up, the brunette is behind Caleb (with the redhead next to her) saying she can't see the race. See more »

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Caleb Mandrake: Where can I get some more of that shit?
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18 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Skulls is a very intense movie that keeps the watcher interested. This movie does not really have many qualities that would qualify it is an award-winner, but over all the movie is very interesting and is Definitely worth watching at least once. The deleted scenes included on the DVD are also worth watching, but you understand why they were cut. Joshua Jackson and Paul Walker were both very sharp in this movie, but some of the acting was a little poor. Through out the movie some flaws or holes could be found, yet all-in-all they did not affect the story line very much. In general The Skulls is an entertaining movie and I would recommend it.


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