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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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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)  »

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Aulas turbulentas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,802,656, 15 February 1988, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,545,844
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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

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

Featured in Making a Mark (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Kick Out the Tigers
Music and Lyrics by Consuela Lee Morehead
SpringTree Music Company (BMI)
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It's not a good movie because you didn't go to a Black school?
27 June 2006 | by 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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