David Greene 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
In the French version, Le College d'Elite, all the scenes with the obnoxious French teacher, Mr. Cleary, who keeps riding MCGiven, were changed to an Italian teacher. All the dialogue in French was dubbed in Italian. The name of the absent French teacher, Monsieur Renard, was changed to Signore Rinaldi. See more »
Mr. Cleary uses the term "quantum leap" in its modern sense, meaning a large increase. Dictionaries put the first use of the term, as opposed to its original scientific sense, in the late 1950s or early 1960s. It's very unlikely that a French teacher in the 1950s would use it that way. See more »
Davey! Davey you're here.
He's not going off to war, only Massachusetts, huh?
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A movie with a great message- no matter what religion
This movie was really touching and very important to me, it's the story of a Jewish boy who goes to a private High School, and has to hide his identity to be accepted. It was really shocking to see how they treated Jewish people back then, I'm also Jewish, and I would hate to be in David's position, to have to hide my identity to fit in. When i heard Brendan Fraser played David, I wasn't very sure about how the movie was going to be, but i was surprised to see what a good actor he is, he pulls it off really well. Matt Damon also gives a great performance, as a guy who is jealous of David and uses the information of him being Jewish to get back. Chris O'Donnell plays David's roomate, and the only guy who stands by him till the end. With the cast, the script, and the valuable message this movie gives about religion and acceptance, makes a movie that shines like no other has. 9.5/10(for the lack of success)
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