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Academy Boyz (1997)

Set in 1972, and inspired by real events, Academy Boyz is the story of a scholarship program that brought inner-city boys to America's finest boarding school.

Director:

Dennis Cooper

Writer:

Dennis Cooper
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Whalin ... Jeffrey Wagner
Jeffrey D. Sams ... Sid Sampson
Donald Faison ... Glen Lewis
Edward Asner ... Mr. Bright
Kristanna Loken ... Linda Baker
Jay Paulson ... Kirk McCormick
Kevin Isola ... Drew Duckworth
Sean Ellis Sean Ellis ... Rudy Williams
Richard Pierre-Louis ... Marion Boozer (as Rich Lewis)
Jonathan Wolf ... Jamie Randall (as Jonathan Graham Wolf)
Danny Gerard Danny Gerard ... Peter Herns
Tara Smith Tara Smith ... Nancy Sheridan
Bernie McInerney Bernie McInerney ... Headmaster Ryan
Ivar Brogger ... Mr. Shepard
John A. MacKay John A. MacKay ... Mr. Putnam
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Storyline

Prep takes place in the 70's. Wagner is trying to receive a basketball scholarship so that he may attend college. But McCormick has many conflicts with Wagner throughout the movie. Racial tension is high as Glen is one of the only four African Americans in the whole school. There is tension between the basketball team and the hockey team. Written by Christopher Brian Barrette <cbarrett@neca.com>

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Getting in is Tough, Fitting in is Everything

Genres:

Drama

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Best movie never seen.
5 December 2020 | by militarymindedjoeSee all my reviews

I truly enjoyed this movie during it's debut in theaters. I actually saw it four times when it was in theaters. Academy Boyz was not only very entertaining, but a clean, wholesome, family friendly picture. It can not find this movie anywhere online, dvd, or video. There is barely any evidence of this movie's existence! This is very disappointing because it was really a great film. Great storyline, great plot, and very relatable. I hope that some day this film will be re-released for the public to enjoy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prep See more »

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DC Productions See more »
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