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The Skulls -- Joshua Jackson stars as an Ivy League student who is thrilled when he is asked to join a secret society, but soon finds himself involved in a sinister -- and even deadly -- brotherhood.
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Writer (WGA):
John Pogue (written by)
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Release Date:
31 March 2000 (USA) See more »
A secret society so powerful, it can give you everything you desire... at a price. See more »
Luke McNamara, a college senior from a working class background joins a secret elitist college fraternity organization called "The Skulls"... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Perfectly competent teeny thriller See more (193 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Joshua Jackson ... Lucas "Luke" McNamara

Paul Walker ... Caleb Mandrake

Hill Harper ... Will Beckford

Leslie Bibb ... Chloe Whitfield

Christopher McDonald ... Martin Lombard

Steve Harris ... Detective Sparrow

William Petersen ... Ames Levritt

Craig T. Nelson ... Litten Mandrake
David Asman ... Jason Pitcairn

Scott Gibson ... Travis Wheeler

Nigel Bennett ... Dr. Rupert Whitney

Andrew Kraulis ... McBride
Derek Aasland ... Sullivan
Jennifer Melino ... J.J.

Noah Danby ... Hugh Mauberson

Mac Fyfe ... Laurence Thorne (as Mak Fyfe)

David Christo ... Shawn Packford

Shaw Madson ... Chad MacIntosh
Jesse Nilsson ... Kent Hodgins
Shawn Mathieson ... Jonathan Payne

Steven McCarthy ... Sweeney

Matthew G. Taylor ... Medoc (as Matt Taylor)

Henry Alessandroni ... Strain
James Finnerty ... Preppy Freshman
Cyprian Lerch ... Student in Lunch Line
Dominic Kahn ... Regatta Judge
Ken Campbell ... Starting Judge

Pedro Salvín ... Lodge Butler (as Pedro Salvin)
Derek Boyes ... Assistant District Attorney

Katherine Trowell ... Sanctuary Administrator
Connie Buell ... Waitress
Stephen Richard ... Furniture Mover (as Steve Richard)

Kevin Allen ... Sturtevant Security Guard
Paul Walker III ... Boxing Coach
Jason Knight ... Police Techie
Amanda Goundry ... Coed in Caleb's Car

Malin Akerman ... Coed in Caleb's Apartment
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Larry Beatie ... Rower (uncredited)

Rob Cohen ... College Lecturer (uncredited)
Chris Ham ... Rower (uncredited)

Jonathan Khan ... George (uncredited)
Gillian Parker ... Coxie (uncredited)

Julian Paul ... Dart player (uncredited)
Weir Revie ... Student in Cafeteria Line (uncredited)

Directed by
Rob Cohen 
Writing credits
John Pogue (written by)

Produced by
Christopher Ball .... executive producer (as Chris J. Ball)
Creighton Bellinger .... associate producer
Fred C. Caruso .... co-producer (as Fred Caruso)
Nancy Kirhoffer .... associate producer
Bruce Mellon .... executive producer
Neal H. Moritz .... producer
John Pogue .... producer
William Tyrer .... executive producer
Original Music by
Randy Edelman 
Cinematography by
Shane Hurlbut (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Peter Amundson 
Casting by
Anne McCarthy 
Mary Vernieu 
Production Design by
Bob Ziembicki 
Art Direction by
Peter Grundy 
Set Decoration by
Steve Shewchuk 
Clive Thomasson 
Costume Design by
Marie-Sylvie Deveau 
Makeup Department
Kelly M. Beatty .... prosthetic supply
Kelly M. Beatty .... special makeup effects artist
Carol Marinoff .... key hair stylist
Leslie Ann Sebert .... makeup department head
Production Management
Lyn Lucibello .... production manager
Robert Rothbard .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harley Cohen .... assistant director
Charles Crossin .... second assistant director
Adam Druxman .... first assistant director
Yolanda Graci .... assistant director
Grant Lucibello .... second assistant director
Tony Lucibello .... first assistant director
David C. Malcolm .... third assistant director
Michal Page .... third assistant director
John Pogue .... second unit director
Branko Racki .... second unit director
Odette Blanch .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Sarah Ashton .... construction bookkeeper
Tory Bellingham .... property master
Rupert Lazarus .... first assistant art director
Neil Morfitt .... set designer
Mark O'Donoghue .... carpenter
Jeff Poulis .... assistant property master
Reet Puhm .... key scenic artist
Robert S. Smith .... carpenter
Richard M. Snider .... key greens
Phillip Tellez .... construction coordinator
Shawn Thomas .... graphic designer
Sound Department
David Franklin Bergad .... sound editor
Leslie Bloome .... sound effects editor (as Leslie Bloom)
Michael C. Casper .... sound re-recording mixer
Bell Dave .... cable person
Christopher Emerson .... sound effects editor
Glen Gauthier .... production sound mixer
Jeff Gomillion .... adr mixer
Daniel J. Leahy .... sound re-recording mixer
John Nutt .... supervising sound editor
Jack Snyder .... sound engineer
Steve Switzer .... boom operator
Matthew Spiro .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Trevor Cripps .... special effects technician
Alexander Galant .... special effects assistant
Bob Hall .... key special effects
Warren Keillor .... special effects
Ted Ross .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Syd Dutton .... visual effects supervisor
Kelvin McIlwain .... matte artist
Kenneth Nakada .... matte artist: Illusion Arts
Bill Taylor .... visual effects supervisor
Ron Bell .... stunts
Marco Bianco .... key stunt rigger
Marco Bianco .... stunts
Matt Birman .... stunts
Ermes Blarasin .... stunt rigger
Eric Bryson .... stunts
Shane Cardwell .... stunts
Wayne Downer .... stunts
C.J. Fidler .... stunts
Errol Gee .... stunts (as Errol G.)
Howard Green .... stunts
Danny Lima .... stunts
Dwayne McLean .... stunts
Duncan McLeod .... stunt double: Paul Walker
Kevin Monaco .... stunt performer
Edward A. Queffelec .... stunts (as Ed Queffelec)
Ken Quinn .... stunts
Branko Racki .... stunt coordinator
Branko Racki .... stunts
Robert Racki .... stunts
Kevin Rushton .... stunts
Robert C. Shannon .... dive supervisor
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunts
Bryan Thomas .... stunt double
Bryan Thomas .... stunts
Robert Thomas .... stunts
Tye Tyukodi .... stunts (as Anton Tyukodi)
Jennifer Vey .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Abby Anderson .... video assist
Michelle Beaudette .... first assistant camera
Andy Chmura .... camera operator
Wayne Goodchild .... key grip
Jim Krauter .... dolly grip
Andy Langevin .... rigging gaffer
Mark Lewandowski .... video assist operator
Keith Murphy .... Steadicam operator
Keith Murphy .... camera operator
Kris Wood .... video playback operator
Casting Department
Krisztina M. Neglia .... extras casting (as Krisztina Meuring)
Alex Newman .... casting associate
Terri Douglas .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Rachael Erwin .... casting intern (uncredited)
Christopher L. Parson .... casting intern (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Natalie Bronfman .... costume assistant
Gayle Franklin .... costume assistant
Gayle Franklin .... costume buyer
Linda Petty .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Luke Borghi .... assistant editor
Jim Flynn .... assistant editor
Jana Lynn Gold .... assistant editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Michael Matsumoto .... post-production assistant
Mike Stanwick .... color timer
Music Department
Elton Ahi .... scoring engineer
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Joanie Diener .... music editor
Michelle Kuznetsky .... music supervisor
Steve Porcaro .... composer: additional music
Mary Ramos .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Robert Tenaglia .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Elizabeth A. Bergman .... post-production accountant
Anthony Carovillano .... key craft service
Arthur Clarke .... location manager
Sean Coyne .... on-set craft
Bennett Fidlow .... additional legal services
Daniel Horvat .... first assistant production accountant
Stephanie Keating .... unit publicist
Marcus Paletta .... security officer
Todd Turner .... epk producer
Angelo Vacco .... adr loop group
Tanya Valentine .... development assistant
Randee Lynne Jensen .... creative assistant (uncredited)
Derek Ursacki .... office assistant (uncredited)
David C. Malcolm .... the producers wish to thank

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Rated PG-13 for violence and brief sexuality
106 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

In the motel scene, the lead characters are drinking from "Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf" cups. However, there are no branches of this coffee chain anywhere in the northeast United States or Canada (at time of filming).See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Caleb Mandrake:You've been digging, Luke, and if you keep digging, you'll be digging your own grave.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Piano Teacher (2001)See more »
FallingSee more »


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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Perfectly competent teeny thriller, 31 May 2006
Author: michaelplewa from United States

Mix schlocky but hilarious Hollywood hack dialogue with equally schlocky but hilarious Hollywood hack plotting, and you get a potent 1-2 sucker punch to your intellect...I call it...THE SKULLS. A delightfully silly movie, it moves briskly through semi-serious conflicts and silly conspiracies, and all with the the intelligence of your average CBS movie of the week. But it has a sense of momentum that you can't escape, and soon your on a ride that combines equal parts laughs and smiles, nothing too grim, but a (for what it is) fanatical devotion to its own plot devices. The maguffin of the Skulls society is their rule book, a device that comes to charming use late in the movie. William Peterson's senator reminds Joshua Jackson repeatedly that every conflict, every ordeal, can be solved within the rule book...and indeed within the world of the Skulls, this book does hold all the answers. Dropping hints here and there as to how it'll all end, the movie has a charming level of mystery, no more sinister or thrilling than The Da Vinci Code, but thankfully much less serious in its handling.

One of my favorite scenes is one of the stupidest. The chosen boys are given a grand reception with the many distinguished alumni on a remote island that at times resembles Alcatraz and Hogwarts School for Wizards. The boys are given expensive diving watches (an obvious product placement) and then dressed in tuxedos where they shake hands and shift uncomfortably in their cumberbunds...until the director inexplicably cranks out Creed onto the soundtrack ("Can You Take Me Higher" no less!) and then this huge door opens and out walk whatever waif models were hot in 2000. And they strut out as if on a runway, no sense of acting in any of their faces, and it's pure schlock...and I love it!

Rob Cohen went on to XXX and then tanked with Stealth, but this shows what people in Hollywood saw in the guy. The film is fun, never too heavy, and perfectly suited for a fall evening with your none-too-intellectual school friends OR consumed in 12 minute intervals on TNT. It's plotted swiftly and compellingly enough to justify its running time...another honor not bestowed on The Da Vinci Code. Basically, it's perfectly mindless, harmless fun, with a better than average cast who seem to revel in the camp of it all. Enjoy when you got nothing better to do.

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