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

Davey! Oh, Davey, come here!

Edie, he's not going off to war, only Massachusetts.

Here, Davey... For the trip.

Edie gives something away! I'll have a heart attack!

Go and become a gentleman, not like this riff-raff.

We ought to kick his butt for breaking up the team.

Hey! You want to stay in here?

If I had your brains, I'd go.

- His brains? Any brains! - Look who's talking.

- I don't know. - What?

- I don't know about that place. - You know it's not this place.

- Oh, sh*t. Kocus. - So what?

The night before last, his sister gave me a hand job.

- Her idea. - Yeah, right.

- Hey, Bear. - Hey, Kocus.

We was thinking about going in there, you know, eat something.

- I don't think it would be a good idea. - Why not? They let Jews in there.

Your sister can come in, only she'll have to wash her hands.

You got a Jew friend with a smart mouth.

- I guess I do. - It don't bother you they killed Jesus?

No. I didn't know the man.

It bothers the sh*t out of me, you sheeny bastard!

Hey! Take it to the alley!

Yo, man! Come on! Don't let him do that! Come on! Yeah!

Hit the Jew!

Give 'em hell, kid!

You're late.

Look at me.

- Goddamnit, David. - I had to.

- Such an opportunity and you do this! - I had to!

This is a school two presidents went to.

They'll think you're a hoodlum. They might send you back.

- Fine. - Fine?

Take a look at this place. You want this life?

He called me a sheeny bastard. Should I walk away?

Yes. It ain't your problem. You can't fight your way through life.

- You never got into any fights? - Sure, but nobody handed me Harvard.

- You're going to miss the bus. - We'll make it.

- Who did you fight with? - Kocus.

OK, kids.

You can fit in or hack around with a chip on your shoulder.

- All right. All right, I'll fit in. - They came to you, not you to them.

You don't have to explain nothing to nobody. Understand?

All right.

Right. Say goodbye to your brother and sister.

- Goodbye, Sarah. - Bye, David.

Bye, Petey.

You kids wait over there.

Change your shirt.

- What did the other guy look like? - Worse.

- You're sounding like Grandpa. - You should be so lucky.

Got to go, Dad.

Go. Make us proud.

- Bye. - Bye.

- Hi, Coach. - Welcome to Cabot.

I had a little accident. It's nothing.

- Let me get this for you. - Thanks.

- How was your trip? - Fine. I slept.

- Good. How's your dad? - Fine.

He's pretty excited about all this.

- What father wouldn't be? - Yeah.

The team's looking forward to meeting you.

Good. I'm looking forward to meeting them, too.

- Jesus, this is a high school! - Yeah. It's your high school.

- Thanks for the lift. - I'll get your bag.

Thanks. I'll see you at practice.

Just a minute. I meant to ask you... Do you have any diet problems?

- Diet problems? - Is there anything you can't eat?

- Turnips. - Turnips. I can't eat them, either.

I'd better let you get settled.

- The kids will be curious about you. - I'm curious about them.

Nobody comes here for just their last year. It's unusual.

They're great kids, don't get me wrong. But they're privileged.

They take a lot for granted you and I never would.

Just play your cards close to the vest.

What do you mean?

Don't tell people more than they need to know.

- See you at practice. - All right.

- Hi! Chris Reece, your roommate. - Hi! David Greene.

Pleased to meet you. Rip Van Kelt, Jack Connors, Charlie Dillon.

We're the big men on campus.

- It's true. - Where you from?

- Scranton, PA. - Scranton?

- It's in America, Connors. - No sh*t.

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Dick Wolf

Dick Wolf was born on December 20, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard A. Wolf. He is a writer and producer and has been married to Noelle Lippman since June 17, 2006. They have two children. He was previously married to Christine Marburg and Susan Scranton. more…

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