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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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:

School Daze 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

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Goofs

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

Quotes

Jig-A-Boo's: Well, you're a wanna-be, wanna be better than me!
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Connections

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Soundtracks

If I Didn't Care
Written by Jack Lawrence
Chappell & Co., Inc.
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This movie is a classic
17 July 2001 | by librarygirl23See all my reviews

I think this is one of Spike's best along with, Crooklyn, and Malcolm X, to me it kind of touched on what black college life was like at the time, The good or bad hair number was too long, and the end was kind of stupid even though i got the point, The Gamma men didn't look too bad either {ha ha} but if you want to see a good black film, it is worth taking a look at.


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