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Release Date: September 18th, 1992

DVD Release Date: June 29th, 1999

PG-13|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
When David Greene (Brendan Fraser) receives a football scholarship to a prestigious prep school in the 1950s, he feels pressure to hide the fact that he is Jewish from his classmates and teachers, fearing that they may be anti-Semitic. He quickly becomes the big man on campus thanks to his football skills, but when his Jewish background is discovered, his worst fears are realized and his friends (Matt Damon, Chris O'Donnell) turn on him with violent threats and public ridicule.

Cast: Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon, Chris O'Donnell, Randall Batinkoff, Andrew Lowery, Cole Hauser, Ben Affleck, Anthony Rapp

Director: Robert Mandel

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Inspiring, 1950s, Rivalry, Deception, Growing up, Dark, Girlfriend

Ratings & Reviews

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  • School Ties offers a moving and uncompromising look at religious intolerance, narrow-mindedness and hatred. And although this movie is set in a prep school, it has more in common with ''Gentlemen's Agreement'' than with ''Dead Poets Society.'' [19 Sept 1992, p.7D]

  • It's a good movie not because it says the right things but because it says those things well. [18 Sept 1992, p.C3]

  • School Ties might have been more potent if it were set in the present instead of 1955; still, it's richly drawn, strongly felt, handsomely produced, with a smoldering performance by Brendan Fraser. [18 Sept 1992, p.56]

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