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School Ties (18-Sep-1992)

Director: Robert Mandel

Writers: Dick Wolf; Darryl Ponicsan

Music Composed and Conducted by: Maurice Jarre

Producers: Stanley R. Jaffe; Sherry Lansing

Keywords: Drama, Jewish, Coming of Age, Teachers

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ben Affleck
15-Aug-1972   Good Will Hunting
Randall Batinkoff
16-Oct-1968   For Keeps
Matt Damon
8-Oct-1970   Good Will Hunting
Brendan Fraser
3-Dec-1968   The Mummy
Cole Hauser
22-Mar-1975   Tears of the Sun
Zeljko Ivanek
15-Aug-1957   Gov. James Devlin on Oz
Ed Lauter
30-Oct-1940 16-Oct-2013 Character actor
Amy Locane
19-Dec-1971   Bongwater
Chris O'Donnell
26-Jun-1970   NCIS Los Angeles
Anthony Rapp
26-Oct-1971   Broadway cast of Rent
Kevin Tighe
13-Aug-1944   Roy DeSoto on Emergency!


Brendan Fraser   ...   David Greene
Chris O'Donnell   ...   Chris Reece
Andrew Lowery   ...   McGivern
Matt Damon   ...   Charlie Dillon
Randall Batinkoff   ...   Rip Van Kelt
Cole Hauser   ...   Jack Connors
Amy Locane   ...   Sally Wheeler
Peter Donat   ...   Headmaster Dr. Bartram
Zeljko Ivanek   ...   Cleary
Kevin Tighe   ...   Coach McDevitt
Ed Lauter   ...   Alan Greene
Michael Higgins   ...   Mr. Gierasch
Anthony Rapp   ...   McGoo
Ben Affleck   ...   Chesty Smith
Peter McRobbie   ...   Chaplain
John Cunningham   ...   Grayson Dillon
Elizabeth Franz   ...   Jane Dillon
Matt Hofherr   ...   Gray Dillon
Jeff Hochendoner   ...   Bear
Rick Rodgers   ...   Nick
John Speredakos   ...   Kocus
Edward Seamon   ...   Weezer
Dan Desmond   ...   Mr. Wheeler
Claudia Everest   ...   Mrs. Wheeler
Leon B. Stevens   ...   Tom Keating
Cody Conklin   ...   Sarah
Benari Poulten   ...   Petey
Stanton Denman   ...   Miller
Sean Kent   ...   Keller
Luke Jorgensen   ...   Rick
Kent Osborne   ...   Emile
Jayce Bartok   ...   Jack
Jeff Nichols   ...   Donald
James Quinn   ...   Boy #1
Ryan Anderson   ...   Boy #2
Will Lyman   ...   Swanson
William Meisle   ...   Winchester Headmaster
Susan Johnston   ...   Mary Ellen
Sandra Landers   ...   Joyce
Ken Garito   ...   Don
Karen Shallo   ...   Edie
Gregory Chase   ...   Cal Reynolds
Alice Duffy   ...   Chaperone
Thomas Rhett Kee   ...   Boy in Shower
Jane Nichols   ...   Swimming Coach
Colin F. Lydon   ...   Boy in Dining Room
David Caldwell Allen   ...   Announcer


Review by anonymous (posted on 22-Oct-2006)

An excellent trip back to the 1950's and a look at the upper class morals and prejudice regarding the Jewish people. At the same time it is a 'feel good' movie with a delightful music score of 50's songs, dancing, and dress of that age. Many of the young actors in 'School Ties' went on to greater fame... this movie showcases their already marvelous talents. Anger, struggle between 'rigth and wrong', morality, parental dominance,and social acceptance are questioned by the young people attending two posh private high schools in a quaint Eastern town. The students are reminded constantly they are "the best" ... and that they must live up to this reputation. This demand is too much for many of these high school boys, and leads to breakdowns, both physically and mentally. When attending class, the young men are required to wear a red and black striped tie, thus, 'School Ties'.

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