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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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A secret society so powerful, it can give you everything you desire... at a price. 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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£149,297 (UK) (24 November 2000)

Gross:

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

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 »

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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'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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