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The Skulls (2000)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 31 March 2000 (USA)
A senior at an ivy league college, who depends on scholarships and working on the side, gets accepted into the secret society The Skulls. He hopes it betters chances at Harvard but The Skulls is not what he thought and comes at a price.

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 Dalton Danby ... Hugh Mauberson (as Noah Danby)
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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A secret society so powerful, it can give you everything you desire... at a price. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

James Van Der Beek was considered for the role of Luke McNamara. See more »

Goofs

In the playback of the murder tape, the line: "You stole my key, you stole my book...now I want your camera, I want the tape, and I want my stuff back now" is said differently on the video than it is said the first time that line took place. See more »

Quotes

Judge Litten Mandrake: Our membership has its pleasure, its hardship, and sometimes its pain.
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Alternate Versions

The DVD version includes deleted scenes showing: Luke working as a singing flower delivery boy; a longer bar scene; after the bar scene they stop off at the news office; what happens after they fall off the roof; judge Mandrake blackmailing Luke; judge Mandrake convincing Caleb to "confess". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Secret Things (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Businessman's Bounce
Written by Sourcerer
Performed by Sourcerer
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User Reviews

 
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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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Skulls 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

Gross USA:

$35,046,120

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,802,120
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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