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

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£149,297 (UK) (24 November 2000)

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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 »

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Paint schemes of the oars are completely different than the actual oars of the colleges they are supposed to represent. See more »

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[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!
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Silly but fun
3 April 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK the plot is old hat (a secret society that rules the government and covers up a murder or two) but the movie is entertaining. The plot is relatively intelligent and fast-moving; the cast is uniformally good--even Joshua Jackson!; there's no graphic gore (or nudity); and the action scenes are well-done and exciting. Not a great film by any means, but a fun, action-filled, entertaining two hours. Just don't think about it too much afterwards.


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