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School Ties (1992)

PG-13 | | Drama | 18 September 1992 (USA)
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Set in the 1950s, a star-quarterback is given an opportunity to attend an elite preparatory school but must conceal the fact that he is Jewish.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... David Greene
... Charlie Dillon
... Chris Reece
... Rip Van Kelt
Andrew Lowery ... 'Mack' McGivern
... Jack Connors
... Chesty Smith
... Richard 'McGoo' Collins
... Sally Wheeler
... Headmaster Dr. Bartram
... Mr. Cleary
... Coach McDevitt
... Mr. Gierasch
... Alan Greene
... Chaplain
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David Green is brought into a prestigious 1950s school to help their football team to beat the school's old rivals. David, however, is from a working class background, so he isn't really "one of them", but he's very successful at making friends. David is a Jew, and has to keep this a secret from his friends for fear of being rejected. Written by Rob Hartill

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »

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18 September 1992 (USA)  »

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Broderskabets bånd  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,020,071, 20 September 1992, Limited Release

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$14,715,067
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In interviews, Brendan Fraser said the production crew ran out of hot water while the shooting the shower fight. Much of that scene was shot using cool water. See more »

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A 1965 Ford Mustang appears prominently In the Concours d'Elegance. See more »

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[first lines]
Joyce: Davey! Davey you're here.
[big hug]
Jack Connors: He's not going off to war, only Massachusetts, huh?
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A touching reference to racial segregation in 1950's America
31 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

A brilliant 'coming-of-age' style film, in the tradition of "Dead Poet's Society". Starring a bevy of familiar faces during their up-and-coming phase: Matt Damon, Brendan Fraser, Chris O'Donnell, Cole Hauser and Amy Locane, this brilliant flick explores the challenges of a young, Jewish hopeful, David Greene (Fraser) who hides his religion from a group of bigots upon entering a prestigious preparatory school. Unaware of his identity, the students welcome him into the fold, until a prejudiced student (Damon) discloses his identity after discovering a romantic friendship developing between his own girlfriend (Amy Locane) and Greene. When one of the students cheats on his final exam - and Greene is accused - the class is requested to deliberate on a verdict, forcing them to choose between their own personal prejudices and the struggle to be impartial. Brilliantly acted and directed. Add this one to your collection!


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