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Fraternity Row (1977)

PG | | Drama | 3 June 1977 (USA)
Story of an upper class college in the early '50s and how a "harmless" hazing resulted in a student's death.


Thomas J. Tobin
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Credited cast:
Angela Aber Angela Aber ... Ruth
Scott Brown Scott Brown ... Russell Buckingham
Colleen Casey Colleen Casey ... Nora
Cher Chelton Cher Chelton ... Lucy
Marlena Crews Marlena Crews ... Jeanette
Doug Davidson ... Collin (as Douglas Davidson)
Glenn Deigan Glenn Deigan ... Hollis
Robert Emhardt ... Brother Bob Abernathy
Katie Finnegan Katie Finnegan ... Nancy
Dwayne L. Foster Dwayne L. Foster ... John
Peter Fox ... Rodger Carter
Garrett Gibbs Garrett Gibbs ... Greg McLaughlin
Eden Ginn Eden Ginn ... Sharon
Nancy Glogow Nancy Glogow ... Georgianne
Nancy Haden Nancy Haden ... Phyllis


Story of an upper class college in the early '50s and how a "harmless" hazing resulted in a student's death.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


They didn't smoke grass. They didn't take the pill. They didn't do their own thing. They went to college in the Fifties. They pledged fraternities. They celebrated Hell Week. They were the buttoned-down, bottled-up generation. And sometimes they exploded.










Release Date:

3 June 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oh Brotherhood See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Oh Brotherhood
Composed & Adapted by John Phillips Hutton
Lyrics by Matthew Roe
Arrangements by Michael Corner
Performed by The U.S.C. Symphony Orchestra and Concert Choir
Conducted by Michael Corner & Dr. Thomas Somerville
Published by Whitfeld Music, Inc. (BMI)
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Small unknown film that deserves to be better known
27 September 2008 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Purportedly based on a true incident. This takes place in a (fictional) college in the 1950s. It involves some freshman who want to get into a fraternity. They pledge and have to go through hell and hazing to be accepted. One of the fraternity brothers (Scott Newman in his last role) really has it in for the freshman...and it leads to deadly results.

I caught this years ago on TV. It played with no fanfare on a summer afternoon. I was impressed by how well made it is and the cast of (then) unknowns were very good. Newman and Gregory Harrison especially were excellent. It's a grim sobering look of what can happen when hazing gets completely out of hand. There are laws against hazing in most colleges in the US...but it still goes on and young men still die. This should be required viewing for ALL college students. Also a rare chance to see Paul Newman's only son in an acting role--he sadly died of a drug overdose a year after this came out. Worth catching--if you get the chance.

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