School Ties

Synopsis: 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 really "one of them", but he's very successful at making friends. David is a Jew, and has to keep this a secret from his friends for fear of being rejected.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Robert Mandel
Production: Paramount Home Video
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

You're the first ringer St Matt's ever hired.

- Dillon... - No, he is. It's an honour.

- Aren't you honoured? - I hadn't thought about it.

- The best quarterback money can buy. - Dillon, lay off!

Don't pay any attention to him. Peanuts?

No problem.

Even in Scranton, a prick's a prick.

You don't have to be so sensitive. Come on, it's not required here.

There was some talk about me playing quarterback, so...

- Were you in an accident? - I got into a fight.

- Seriously? - A fistfight?

- Kind of a going-away fight. - What, you mean like a rumble?

- Yeah, like a rumble. - Over girls and stuff?

There's a place we hang out and these motorcycle guys wanted to come in.

- Bikers. - We wouldn't let them.

- You didn't want them on your turf? - Right.

Everybody knows not to go on someone else's turf.

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?

The Shadow knows.

Crime does not pay. The Shadow knows.

McGiv! My roomie!

David Greene, our new quarterback.

- This is Mac. - How do you do?


Football is a game for bug squashers, cretins and criminals. Don't you agree?

- Mac wants to play, but he's too frail. - So we let him be student manager.

That's it! I'm going to kick your smelly ass back to Greenwich.

I guess you didn't get a school tie yet.

Here, you can wear this one.

I got extras because I'm always dragging them through the soup.


You mind if I ask... How did you wind up here?

- I'm not supposed to talk about it. - Let me guess.

Coach McDevitt visited and said you could get an alumni scholarship?

Good guess. How did you know?

St Luke's has whipped us for three years in a row.

The alumni are pissed. They want to win real bad.

Not too much pressure, huh?

I want a good seat at the back.

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