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School Daze (1988)

A not so popular young man wants to pledge to a popular fraternity at his historically black college.

Director:

Spike Lee

Writer:

Spike Lee

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurence Fishburne ... Dap Dunlap (as Larry Fishburne)
Giancarlo Esposito ... Julian 'Big Brother Almighty' Eaves
Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Jane Toussaint (as Tisha Campbell)
Kyme Kyme ... Rachel Meadows
Joe Seneca ... President McPherson
Ellen Holly Ellen Holly ... Odrie McPherson
Art Evans ... Cedar Cloud
Ossie Davis ... Coach Odom
Bill Nunn ... Da Fella Grady
James Bond III ... Da Fella Monroe
Branford Marsalis ... Da Fella Jordan
Kadeem Hardison ... Da Fella Edge
Eric Payne ... Da Fella Booker T. (as Eric A. Payne)
Spike Lee ... Gammite Half-Pint
Anthony Thompkins Anthony Thompkins ... Gammite Doo-Doo Breath
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Storyline

In the South of the United States are taking place confrontations between two groups of students who have different ideas and are not able to accept the one of the opponent. Written by Volker Boehm

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Musical

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

School Daze See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,802,656, 15 February 1988

Gross USA:

$14,545,844

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,545,844
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (DuArt)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"Straight and Nappy" was written by Spike Lee's father, Bill Lee. His sister, Joie Lee, also had a small part in the film. See more »

Goofs

Toward the end of "I Don't Want to Be Alone Tonight", the audio is slightly ahead of the video. See more »

Quotes

Monroe: Learn to articulate, you juvenile delinquent!
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Connections

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I Can Only Be Me
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Performed by Keith John
Produced by Stevie Wonder
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A Breath of Fresh Air
21 October 2004 | by FWTxrunnerSee all my reviews

I am only 18 years old and I just saw the movie School Daze. I do not attend a H.B.C.U., but I have friends that tell me what goes on there. To the older people out there, can you believe that that type of stuff is still going on?! My friends and I were just talking the other day about how this guy on her campus would only date lighter skinned girls. If that is his thing, than it is, however, he would not date them because of their personality. He said they just "looked better on his arm." My mother and I always discuss the future of African-Americans and I am going to tell the truth. I am scared. We hurt each other more than any other race and we have to stop. I am a dark-skinned female and I just learnd to love myself. I thank Spike Lee for not being ashamed to call us out when we needed it. No, I do not think that the movie was an Oscar winner, but I do know that it was a mind opener and should be a lesson to all of us on how we allowed the European standard of beauty to shape our self-worth.


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