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Encino man Fraser does a dramatic turn as a talented 1950s quarterback who gets a scholarship to the elite St. Matthew prep school. To conform with the closed-mindedness of the McCarthy era, both his father and coach suggest that he hide his Jewish religion. Fraser's compliance results in his big-man-on-campus status, until his rival in football and his love interest both find out that he is Jewish, creating an ugly rift in the school. What easily could have been just another teen hunk flick looks at much more than just Fraser's pretty face in successful, unflinching treatment of anti-Semitism.

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Available on Running time 110 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Sports Dramas, Prep School, Judaism, Screen Teams: Damon & Affleck, Period Piece: 1950s, Hell High School, Football
Darryl Ponicsan, Dick Wolf
Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon, Chris O'Donnell, Randall Batinkoff, Andrew Lowery, Cole Hauser, Ben Affleck, Anthony Rapp, Amy Locane, Peter Donat, Zeljko Ivanek, Kevin Tighe, Michael Higgins, Ed Lauter
Freddie Francis
Robert Mandel
Maurice Jarre
Paramount Pictures, Jaffe/Lansing, Stanley Jaffe, Sherry Lansing, Danton Rissner

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School Ties
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Even though this movie was from when I was little, it is still pretty good. David Green is brought into a prestigious 1950s school to help their football team to beat the school's old rivals. David, however, is from a working class background, so he isn't doesn't really "fit in" with the rest of the kids, but he's very successful at making friends. David is Jewish, and has to keep this a secret from his friends for fear of being rejected.