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.
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
Joshua Jackson was considered for the role of Mox in Varsity Blues(1999), which was played by James Van Der Beek. One year later, James Van Der Beek was considered for the part of Luke McNamara which went to Jackson. This is significant because of their time together on Dawson's Creek. See more »
Early in the film, Lucas tells Will that he cannot dance. Yet, at the first Skulls dance, which is a few weeks later at most, he clearly dances perfectly. See more »
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 »
This movie should be included as a required course in film schools as how not to make movies -- in a year full of really bad movies, this one is skull and shoulders above everything else in bad acting, directing, and above all--laughably poor writing. Put this on a double bill Showgirls and watch the suicide rates soar. Joshua Jackson evidently needed a vehicle since he's a teen heart throb (which is mystifying in and of itself) and settled on this loser--he should get better management or resign himself to playing WB teen angst series well into his thirties. Poor William Peterson and Craig Nelson looked alternately amused and embarrassed at their association with this turkey--maybe they needed a few bucks quick and figured this wasn't terribly hard work; Nelson's "Coach" character was a paragon of depth and emotion compared with the hilariously one dimensional evil guy.
This one deserves a good thesaurus to come up with enough synonyms for dreadful, awful, horrible, wretched, ....
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