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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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Dap
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Jane Toussaint (as Tisha Campbell)
Kyme ...
Rachel Meadows
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President McPherson
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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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Booker T. (as Eric A. Payne)
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Anthony Thompkins ...
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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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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,802,656 (USA) (15 February 1988)

Gross:

$14,545,844 (USA)
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Trivia

Lee had a three-picture deal with Island Pictures. After She's Gotta Have It (1986), School Daze (1988) was supposed to be the second. He received a call from Island saying they no longer wanted to do the picture, because it was too costly, and they had lost confidence in Lee and his production people. The next day, he was at Columbia Pictures with David Puttnam and David Picker for a negative pick-up deal. The budget was upped to six million dollars, and the picture was made. See more »

Goofs

When the Gamma Rays are singing I Don't Want to Be Alone Tonight, towards the end of the song, the audio and picture don't add up. The audio is slightly ahead. See more »

Quotes

Leeds: Now I bet you niggers do think y'all white. College don't mean shit. Y'all niggers, and you gonna be niggers forever... just like us. Niggers.
Dap: You're not niggers.
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Connections

Referenced in Law & Order: School Daze (2001) See more »

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March of the Winkies
Written by Herbert Stothart
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A Breath of Fresh Air
21 October 2004 | by (United States) – See 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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