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School Ties (1992)

PG-13 | | Drama | 18 September 1992 (USA)
Set in the 1950s, a star-quarterback is given an opportunity to attend an elite preparatory school but must conceal the fact that he is Jewish.

Director:

Robert Mandel

Writers:

Dick Wolf (story), Dick Wolf (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Fraser ... David Greene
Matt Damon ... Charlie Dillon
Chris O'Donnell ... Chris Reece
Randall Batinkoff ... Rip Van Kelt
Andrew Lowery Andrew Lowery ... 'Mack' McGivern
Cole Hauser ... Jack Connors
Ben Affleck ... Chesty Smith
Anthony Rapp ... Richard 'McGoo' Collins
Amy Locane ... Sally Wheeler
Peter Donat ... Headmaster Dr. Bartram
Zeljko Ivanek ... Mr. Cleary
Kevin Tighe ... Coach McDevitt
Michael Higgins ... Mr. Gierasch
Ed Lauter ... Alan Greene
Peter McRobbie ... Chaplain
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Storyline

David Greene is brought into a prestigious 1950s school to help their football team to beat the school's old rivals. David, however, is from a working class background, so he isn't really "one of them", but he's very successful at making friends. David is a Jew, and has to keep this a secret from his friends for fear of being rejected. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew | French

Release Date:

18 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

School Ties See more »

Filming Locations:

Acton, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,020,071, 20 September 1992

Gross USA:

$14,715,067

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,715,067
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The campus scenes in the movie were shot at Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts. When the school offered their school for the campus scenes, they were not aware of the plot. See more »

Goofs

During the introductory scene in David Green's room, when Van Kelt grabs McGivern from behind and administers a noogie, McGivern elbows Van Kelt and escapes his grasp, leaving his overcoat in Van Kelt's hands. He then darts out the room. In the next cut, a long shot from down the crowded hall, McGivern waves his overcoat over his head as he runs away from the room and Van Kelt chases him. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Joyce: Davey! Davey you're here.
[big hug]
Jack Connors: He's not going off to war, only Massachusetts, huh?
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Featured in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Makes Waffles! (2015) See more »

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To Each His Own
by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
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Jewish middle-class boy gets into elite-highschool, and gets into trouble when he hides the fact that he's jewish.
7 August 1999 | by flickaddictSee all my reviews

Great drama with even greater performances from the relatively young and unknown cast. Especially Brendan Fraser's acting is really intense. One of his first roles, and in my opinion his best. He was not yet as famous as he is now ( after, for example, a film as 'the Mummy' ), but I think that his acting never had the intensity and credibility of that part.(In fact, I was shocked when I discovered that it was in fact Fraser in the horrible " George of the jungle' ! How could a fine actor like him accept such a terrible role ? ) Also Matt Damon (also an unknown actor at that time )and the other young actors are great. A terrific, subtle drama !

9 out of 10 !


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