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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.

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Cast

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Jane Toussaint (as Tisha Campbell)
Kyme ...
Rachel Meadows
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President McPherson
Ellen Holly ...
Odrie McPherson
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Coach Odom
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Grady
James Bond III ...
Monroe
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Jordan
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Edge
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Booker T. (as Eric A. Payne)
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Anthony Thompkins ...
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

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12 February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aulas turbulentas  »

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Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

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$14,545,844 (USA)
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Trivia

Laurence Fishburne (known as Larry Fishburne during the movie) had his teeth capped for his role in School Daze. His signature gap is noticeably missing. See more »

Goofs

During the "I Don't Wanna Be Alone Tonite" number, the black gloves that the Gamma Rays wear go from above the elbow to below the elbow and back again in between shots. See more »

Quotes

Rachel Meadows: [as the "Jiggaboos" and the "Wannabes" encounter each other in the hallway] The word is "Excuse me."
Jane Toussaint: No one told you to stand in the hall, either. "Excuse me."
Rachel Meadows: That's better, Ms. Thing.
Doris Witherspoon: [as Jane turns and flips her hair] It's not real!
Dina: [as the Jiggaboos laugh] Say what?
Lizzie Life: You heard
Rachel Meadows: It... ain't... even... real.
Jane Toussaint: You wish you had hair like this.
Doris Witherspoon: Girl, you know you weren't even born with blue eyes!
Lizzie Life: That's right. Blue contact lenses.
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Connections

Featured in Birth of a Nation: The Making of 'School Daze' (2005) See more »

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Be One
by Phyllis Hyman
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If you aren't Black and/or you didn't go to an all-black university, you might not get it...
29 May 2001 | by (Los Angeles by way of Chicago and a historically Black Universit) – See all my reviews

Spike pegged this. He couldn't get it all in, but he was darn close. The light-skinned vs. the dark-skinned, exclusionary syndrome perpetrated by Black Greeks to non-Greeks, Homecoming, the sweaty and hot parties, the rift/resentment between lower-class local Blacks and the students, sexuality... It was great. Unfortunately, my main man Spike failed to make it universal, so if you ain't what I mentioned in my one-line summary, you might not get it. God Bless the ones that try to understand the mentality instead of dogging out the man's obvious and enormous filmmaking talent. You can hate Kobe Bryant for taking all the darn shots, but you can't hate the young man's game! PEACE!


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