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
Brendan Frasier wears number 42 in the movie. This is the same number worn by Sid Luckman, a Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback, who wore the number in college at Columbia and in the NFL for the Chicago Bears. Luckman was also Jewish. See more »
When David picks up his father at work, he is driving the car. In close-ups, the car is moving when the camera is on David, but not when it's on his father. See more »
Davey! Davey you're here.
He's not going off to war, only Massachusetts, huh?
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A touching reference to racial segregation in 1950's America
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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