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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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Dap
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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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Comedy | Drama | Musical

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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

Despite mixed reviews, the film cost 6.5 million dollars to make, and grossed fifteen million dollars, making it one of Columbia Studio's most profitable films of 1988. 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

Grady: In life, there are times to be quiet, to shut the fuck up. This is one of those times.
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Connections

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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 (United States) – See 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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