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School Daze (1988)

A not so popular young man wants to pledge to a popular fraternity at his historically black college.

Director:

Spike Lee

Writer:

Spike Lee

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurence Fishburne ... Dap (as Larry Fishburne)
Giancarlo Esposito ... Julian
Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Jane Toussaint (as Tisha Campbell)
Kyme Kyme ... Rachel Meadows
Joe Seneca ... President McPherson
Ellen Holly Ellen Holly ... Odrie McPherson
Art Evans ... Cedar Cloud
Ossie Davis ... Coach Odom
Bill Nunn ... Grady
James Bond III ... Monroe
Branford Marsalis ... Jordan
Kadeem Hardison ... Edge
Eric Payne ... Booker T. (as Eric A. Payne)
Spike Lee ... Half-Pint
Anthony Thompkins Anthony Thompkins ... Doo-Doo Breath
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Storyline

In the South of the United States are taking place confrontations between two groups of students who have different ideas and are not able to accept the one of the opponent. Written by Volker Boehm

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Musical

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aulas turbulentas See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,802,656, 15 February 1988, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,545,844
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Gamma Phi Gamma is a combination of two historically black fraternities: Alpha Phi Alpha and Omega Psi Phi. Omega Psi Phi members are known as the "Que Dogs", and their pledges used to shave their heads and eyebrows prior to becoming members. Alpha Phi Alpha colors are Black and Gold, and their mascot is the Sphinx. In the parade scene, the Gammas float has an Egyptian theme. See more »

Goofs

Toward the end of "I Don't Want to Be Alone Tonight", the audio is slightly ahead of the video. See more »

Quotes

Dap: [shouts] Wake up!
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Connections

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Soundtracks

I'm Building Me a Home
by The Morehouse Glee Club (uncredited)
Solo by Tracy Coley (uncredited)
Arranged by Dr. Uzee Brown
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My favorite movie of all time
17 September 2002 | by mikki727See all my reviews

This is my favorite movie of all time. I have seen it at least 300 times. I saw it the first time about a year after it came out. I was about ten years old and I was mesmerized. I really loved all the singing and dancing. But when I got older, thats when I got the message of movie. Thats what makes this movie such as classic. The only thing I don't like about it is that I read the book about the making of School Daze and Spike cut out so many scenes that would have been good for the movie. It would have made some of the scenes easier to understand. I wished he would've put them on the DVD. But still, one of the greatest black films of all time.


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