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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"Straight and Nappy" was written by Spike Lee's father Bill Lee. His sister, Joie Lee, who would play a more prominent role in Do the Right Thing (1989), also got a small part in this film as well. 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

Wanna Be's: You're just a jig-a-boo, tryin' to find somethin' to do!
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Connections

Referenced in Cagney & Lacey: School Daze (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

One Little Acorn
Written by Bill Lee
Performed by Kenny Barron and Terence Blanchard
Terence Blanchard appears courtesy of Columbia Records, Inc.
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The Best Black College Movie of all time
16 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

This was the best black college movie of all time! This movie went places that know other college movie to this date have yet to explore. I was eight when I first saw this movie and the message that Spike was making was over my head at the time I viewed this movie, but his message is still a point for our people today. I every once in awhile will set down to look at this great movie and come up with things to talk about with others. This movie made me want to attend a HBCU and I did Delaware State University and I even joined a frat. This movie comes with my highest recommendation. If you missed the message in the movie, its over your head and you need to watch it again.


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