Cast: Affleck Ben; Allen David Caldwell; Anderson Ryan; Bartok Jayce; Batinkoff Randall; Borgman Eric Bruno; Chase Gregory; Cunningham John; Damon Matt; Denman Stanton; Desmond Dan; Donat Peter; Fisher Scott J.; Fraser Brendan; Garito Ken; Hauser Cole; Higgins Michael; Hochendoner Jeff; Hofherr Matt; Ivanek Zeljko; Jorgensen Luke; Kee Thomas; Kent Sean; Lauter Ed; Lowery Andrew; Lydon Colin F.; Lyman Will; McRobbie Peter; Meier Seth William; Meisle William; Nichols Jeff; O’Donnell Chris; Osborne Kent; Poulten Benari; Quinn James Donnell; Rapp Anthony; Rodgers R.E.; Seamon Edward; Speredakos John; Stevens Leon B.; Tighe Kevin; Conklin Cody; Duffy Alice; Everest Claudia; Franz Elizabeth; Johnston Susan; Landers Sandra; Locane Amy; Nichols Jane; Shallo Karen; Jaffe Stanley R.; Lansing Sherry; Rissner Danton; Tadross Michael; Ponicsan Darryl; Wolf Dick; Francis Freddie; Jarre Maurice; Roth Ann; Mandel Robert; Cambas Jacqueline; Greenberg Gerald B.; Boxer Nicole; Haber Ken; Hawkins Crystal; L’Heureux Stephen; Ladin Terry; Maclean Jeff N.; Myers Eric; O’Donnell Kory; Rodriguez David M.; Simons George B.; Oppewall Jeannine Claudia
Taglines: Just Because You’re Accepted Doesn’t Mean You Belong.
Storyline: 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.
Set in the 1950s, School Ties sheds light on the “true” nature of the old boys club. David Green (Fraser), a supreme athlete, is granted admission to an exclusive boarding school reserved for the country’s blue bloods. Green hopes to use the school to get into Harvard, while the school uses him to win football championships. Everything is going as planned until a spoiled classmate Charlie Dillon (Damon), finds out that Green is Jewish. Given the time and circumstances, this does not sit well with his classmates. The movie comes to a climax when the classmates are forced to choose between Green and Dillon in a cheating scandal. The movie really highlights the religious inequality that took place at that time in America. One also comes to realize how the elite maintain their status and privilege by attending schools such as the one in this movie.