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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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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (DuArt)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Branford Marsalis performed many of the saxophone solos in the score. See more »

Goofs

During "I Don't Want To Be Alone Tonight," the Gamma Rays' black gloves go from above the elbow, to below the elbow, and back again between shots. See more »

Quotes

Jig-A-Boo's: Well, you're a wanna-be, wanna be better than me!
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Connections

Featured in College Daze (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Be One
Music and Lyrics by Bill Lee
Performed by Phyllis Hyman
New Version Music (BMI)
Phyllis Hyman appears courtesy of Philadelphia International Records, Inc.
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It's not a good movie because you didn't go to a Black school?
27 June 2006 | by bwhyte17See all my reviews

So what if you went to Harvard and not Hampton, this film is still well-shot, well-acted and damn funny. If you can't understand the light vs. dark, town vs. gown, Greeks vs. GDI conflicts, maybe you don't... under... stand... English... well. I never saw the movie in its entirety until I was about 20 (and pledging at an HBCU, but that's another story) but it just got better as I got older. This movie is like many of Spike's: it's for a group of people (Black ones) that rarely get to tell their own stories. If other people get it, super. On a sidenote, what's so "universal" about Dirty Dancing? I've never had to drop out of a contest because of my botched abortion that Lenny from Law & Order had to come help me out with. I've also never been a small, Jewish man in New York City, but people seem to find Woody Allen's movies "universal" enough. Why don't these issues come up with movies made by whi... (ahem) other filmmakers?


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