PG-13 | | Drama
Set in the 1950s, a star-quarterback is given an opportunity to attend an elite preparatory school but must conceal the fact that he is Jewish.
The marching band in the film is from Westford Academy, in Westford, Massachusetts. One of the bass drum heads from the movie, signed by the cast and crew, is on display in the school's music department.
Davey! Davey you're here.
Jack Connors: He's not going off to war, only Massachusetts, huh?
During the introductory scene in David Green's room, when Van Kelt grabs McGivern from behind and administers a noogie, McGivern elbows Van Kelt and escapes his grasp, leaving his overcoat in Van Kelt's hands. He then darts out the room. In the next cut, a long shot from down the crowded hall, McGivern waves his overcoat over his head as he runs away from the room and Van Kelt chases him.
English, Hebrew, French
$3,020,071 (USA) (20 September 1992)