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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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If a secret society can give you everything you desire, imagine what they can take away. See more »


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

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Early in the film, Lucas tells Will that he cannot dance. Yet, at the first Skulls dance, which is a few weeks later at most, he clearly dances perfectly. See more »

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Caleb Mandrake: You've been digging, Luke, and if you keep digging, you'll be digging your own grave.
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Referenced in The Piano Teacher (2001) See more »

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Dangerously Close for 2000
20 February 2014 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

Here's another totally refreshing flick for 2000 that joined Final Destination and a few other films. Certainly something different, (I know I say that a lot) here's one quite intriguing. Secret societies do exist, I'm convinced of that. The boosted up take on this one, makes it a dangerously super exciting flick. An elected and privileged few on campus students, who are part of this secret society, known as the skulls, their logo, literally branded on the hand, can have anything their heart desires, hot flashy woman, elite women, and big balances in their ATM, only it comes with a price. Luke McNamara (Joshua "Dawson's Creek" Jackson, stepping up into film with the lead role) is one of those few, where soon his close room mates and friends, who are becoming distanced from him, caution him earlier, on the dangers of this infamous group, especially his male buddy, who's pretty suss, and ultimately pays with his own life, later, while doing some snooping around. The performances are genuinely are good in this, notably Craig T Nelson, one of the founders of the society, and William L Petersen, a southern mayor and willing member, where soon as the movie enters more dramatic states, where questions need to be answered. Paul Walker isn't too bad either as Craig T Nelson's troubled and schooled son, bossed around by his father, where he befriends Jackson, in a so so, but spirited performance, where a very dramatic standoff ending ensues, it's all so seriously thrilling, and that's what The Skulls is. It's another product of new styled films, we need, as we drift into the millennium, as this impressive pic, bound of course to spawn sequels, does us proud. Go see it.


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