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The Skulls (2000)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 31 March 2000 (USA)
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Luke McNamara, a college senior from a working class background joins a secret elitist college fraternity organization called "The Skulls", in hope of gaining acceptance into Harvard Law ... See full summary »

Director:

Rob Cohen

Writer:

John Pogue
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joshua Jackson ... Luke McNamara
Paul Walker ... Caleb Mandrake
Hill Harper ... Will Beckford
Leslie Bibb ... Chloe
Christopher McDonald ... Martin Lombard
Steve Harris ... Detective Sparrow
William Petersen ... Ames Levritt
Craig T. Nelson ... Litten Mandrake
David Asman David Asman ... Jason Pitcairn
Scott Gibson ... Travis Wheeler
Nigel Bennett ... Dr. Whitney
Andrew Kraulis ... McBride
Derek Aasland Derek Aasland ... Sullivan
Jennifer Melino Jennifer Melino ... J.J.
Noah Danby ... Hugh Mauberson
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Storyline

Luke McNamara, a college senior from a working class background joins a secret elitist college fraternity organization called "The Skulls", in hope of gaining acceptance into Harvard Law School. At first seduced by the club's trapping of power and wealth, a series of disturbing incidents, such as his best friends suicide, leads Luke to investigate the true nature of the organization and the truth behind his friends supposed suicide. He starts realizing that his future and possibly his life is in danger. Written by Kyle <Kyleshivers@aol.com>

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Getting in is easy. Getting out is a killer. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lobanje See more »

Filming Locations:

Belfountain, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,034,885, 2 April 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,007,180, 28 May 2000
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At the university (actually the University of Toronto), you can see the lights for the Sutton Hotel in the background (red lettering) in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. See more »

Goofs

When Lucas and the senator are talking at the dining hall, the senator gives a drink to Lucas twice. See more »

Quotes

[Caleb is sitting in front of her while they're watching the boat race]
Coed in Caleb's Car: Caleb, I can't see the race!
Caleb Mandrake: Imagine it.
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Referenced in Greek: Isn't It Bro-mantic? (2009) See more »

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Something About a Ceiling
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People judge this film too much
29 October 2000 | by MissCzarChasmSee all my reviews

The Skulls is not art. In fact it's pretty bad but some films are just made to entertain. I'm a firm believer of that. When people complain about this films plot, acting, etc, i just go come on guys give it a break. The movie does what it was made for. it entertains its core audience. Teenagers. I'm a teen and i enjoyed it for what it was even if it wasn't the greatest film ever made.

The plot is intriguing but a little unrealistic. Luke Macnamara wnats desperately to be apart of a secret society known as the skulls. But he soon realizes that being in this society comes at a price.

The plot begins with some intrigue but falls short after awhile and that's when you realize that this film is just there to entertain and yo shold just sit back and enjoy the ride. The acting is actually pretty good. joshua jackson is a telented actor and i bet if he got a better script he could go places. Leslie Bibb is the best because she displays the most emotion. She's very good. Paul walker is the weak link. he needs acting lessons.

so guys don't go into this movie looking for a great script or anything like that. just be prepared to be entertained. i most certainly was.


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