School Ties Movie Review Summary

Actors: Matt Damon, Chris O'Donnell, Brendan Fraser

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For an elite prep school in the fifties, these rich kids certainly push and shove each other a lot. And that's before they learn their new quarterback is Jewish. In a twist on the “only way out of this grimy town” theme, David Green (Fraser) is recruited from Scranton High School as a senior to beat the dreaded St. Lukes. In return, a championship will nearly assure him an Alumni Scholarship to Harvard. David keeps a low profile while readily winning friends and football games, even on Rosh Hashanah. Then, he “steals” the girlfriend of his “friend” Gray Dillon (Damon), a would-be fifth-generation Ivy Leaguer who must improve his French, his history, and his blocking. Desperate to succeed, Gray cheats on a midterm and blames David. Thus the school's cherished Honor Tribunal must decide whom to expel – the popular scion, or the outsider who concealed his religion and appeared from nowhere to take a scholarship. Still, despite overt anti-Semitism, most of those in judgment must admit that David is indeed the first Jew they've ever met “close up.”
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The review of this Movie prepared by Angry Jim Magin

Great movie with a great moral. Very good for putting the message across about prejudice. Lots of actors got well-known because of their roles in this movie.
The review of this Movie prepared by Diane

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Jew, regular Age group    -   trouble in high school

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student    -   athlete Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American    -   Jewish


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest City?    -   Yes City:    -   Boston Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None    -   Occasional swearing If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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