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 <>

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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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Release Date:

31 March 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lobanje  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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At the university (actually the University of Toronto), you can see the lights for the Sutton Hotel in the background (red lettering) in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. See more »


The Skulls are famous for tapping fifteen students a year. However the night after Luke is tapped Will asks him when Caleb Mandrake and his seven new friends walk in if he will introduce them. The seven men plus Caleb and Luke equals Nine. Six short of fifteen. See more »


[Caleb is sitting in front of her while they're watching the boat race]
Coed in Caleb's Car: Caleb, I can't see the race!
Caleb Mandrake: Imagine it.
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Written by Scott Stapp & Mark Tremonti
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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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