School Ties

Directed By: Robert Mandel Starring: Brendan Fraser Matt Damon

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When a jewish teenager is recruited by an elite new england prep school to aid their struggling football team, he is accepted until his religious beliefs are revealed. After much ridicule and scorn, his desire for acceptance is replaced by his need to defend his identity and heritage as a young jewish man.


Studio Paramount
SKU 40114586
UPC 097363229070
UPC 14 00097363229070
Format DVD
Release Date 2/14/2012
Rating Rating
Campus Life
Social Issues
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note A working-class teenager receives a football scholarship to an elite New England prep school and enjoys acceptance as the team hero--until his classmates discover he is Jewish.
Plot Summary
Summary David Greene a good student and a great football player has been given the chance he has always hoped for, a prep boarding school education. A working class Jewish teenager he knows this opportunity to play ball at the academy will get him into the Ivy League university of his choice. In school, he keeps his religion a secret from his wealthy, prejudiced classmates. As the star player, David becomes the big man on campus. Yet after his heritage is revealed, the deep-seated hatred of his schoolmates rises to the surface.
USA Today "...It's a rare movie that prefers a moral victory over a rah-rah one..." -- 3 out of 4 stars 09/18/1992 p.1D
Entertainment Weekly Rating: B 08/11/1995 pp.58-9
Los Angeles Times "...Director Robert Mandel provides his usual graceful pictorialism....Brendan Fraser is one of the few actors of his generation with a heroic presence..." 09/18/1992 p.F10
Chicago Sun-Times "...Surprisingly effective....[Fraser] is crucial to the movie's success. His performance has to find the way between his character's ambition and pride..." 09/18/1992 p.43
Robert Mandel
Brendan Fraser
Matt Damon
Cast & Crew
Brendan Fraser - Star
Amy Locane - Star
Chris O'Donnell - Star
Ben Affleck - Star
Andrew Lowery - Star
Matt Damon - Star
Robert Mandel - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1992
Catalog ID 322907
UPC 00097363229070
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 107 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
DVD, Widescreen, Dolby, Digital Audio, English, Dolby Digital (5.1) Surround Sound
Product Attributes
Actor Fraser,Brendan
Label Paramount Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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