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The Skulls (2000)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 31 March 2000 (USA)
A senior at an ivy league college, who depends on scholarships and working on the side, gets accepted into the secret society The Skulls. He hopes it betters chances at Harvard but The Skulls is not what he thought and comes at a price.

Director:

Rob Cohen

Writer:

John Pogue
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joshua Jackson ... Luke McNamara
Paul Walker ... Caleb Mandrake
Hill Harper ... Will Beckford
Leslie Bibb ... Chloe
Christopher McDonald ... Martin Lombard
Steve Harris ... Detective Sparrow
William Petersen ... Ames Levritt
Craig T. Nelson ... Litten Mandrake
David Asman David Asman ... Jason Pitcairn
Scott Gibson ... Travis Wheeler
Nigel Bennett ... Dr. Whitney
Andrew Kraulis ... McBride
Derek Aasland Derek Aasland ... Sullivan
Jennifer Melino Jennifer Melino ... J.J.
Noah Dalton Danby ... Hugh Mauberson (as Noah Danby)
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Getting in is easy. Getting out is a killer. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lobanje See more »

Filming Locations:

Belfountain, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,034,885, 2 April 2000

Gross USA:

$35,046,120

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,802,120
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

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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Alternate Versions

The DVD version includes deleted scenes showing: Luke working as a singing flower delivery boy; a longer bar scene; after the bar scene they stop off at the news office; what happens after they fall off the roof; judge Mandrake blackmailing Luke; judge Mandrake convincing Caleb to "confess". See more »

Connections

Featured in Spotlight on Location: The Skulls (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Dead Cell
Written & Performed by Papa Roach
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User Reviews

A great movie!
3 October 2001 | by Garnet1186See all my reviews

I just saw The Skulls and I loved it! The characters were very believable in my opinion. After reading most of these reviews, I think a lot of people are overanalyzing so they never really got to sit back and enjoy the movie for what it was.

Joshua Jackson did a good job as Luke McNamara. He could have done it a little better, but all in all, his acting was very well done.

Leslie Bibb did a neat job as well. She was an awesome female character and looked nice on screen with Joshua.

Paul Walker did an amazing job of adding that complex aura to Caleb Mandrake. I think he was the best part of this movie. He has always done a really wonderful job of expressing emotions through those beautiful eyes and he did it again in The Skulls.

I'd give it a 9/10


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