School Daze

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Innovative filmmaker, Spike Lee (She's Gotta Have It), brings to the screen a music-filled, offbeat contemporary comedy that takes an unforgettable look at black college life. Amidst gala coronations, football, fraternities, parades and parties, the... read more
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Innovative filmmaker, Spike Lee (She's Gotta Have It), brings to the screen a music-filled, offbeat contemporary comedy that takes an unforgettable look at black college life. Amidst gala coronations, football, fraternities, parades and parties, the stars of the film-Laurence Fishburne ("Dap" Dunlap), an intense student who encourages his buddies ("DaFellas") to fight for his beliefs; Giancarlo Esposito (Julian "Big Brother Almighty" Eaves), out to strengthen the Greek system with his Gamma PhiGamma fraternity brothers; Spike Lee ("Half-Pint"), driven to become a "Gamma man"; and Tisha Campbell (Jane Toussaint), leader of the sorority, "Gamma Rays," find themselves caught up in romance and relationships/rituals and rivalries during one outrageous homecoming weekend. With dynamic music, including EU's hit "Da Butt", and dance numbers choreographed by Otis Sallid (Fame), Lee successfully challenges viewpoints about self-identity and self-esteem in this original, contemporary musical comedy.

Original Release

02/12/1988

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Cast

Giancarlo Esposito Julian
Joe Seneca President McPherson
Laurence Fishburne Dap (as Larry Fishburne)
Ossie Davis Paula (as Cassandra Davis)
Spike Lee Lizzie Life
Tisha Campbell
Tisha Campbell-Martin Jane Toussaint (as Tisha Campbell)
Kyme Rachel Meadows
Art Evans Cedar Cloud
Ellen Holly Odrie McPherson
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Spike Lee

Writers

Spike Lee

Cast

Giancarlo Esposito Julian
Joe Seneca President McPherson
Laurence Fishburne Dap (as Larry Fishburne)
Ossie Davis Paula (as Cassandra Davis)
Spike Lee Lizzie Life
Tisha Campbell
Tisha Campbell-Martin Jane Toussaint (as Tisha Campbell)
Kyme Rachel Meadows
Art Evans Cedar Cloud
Ellen Holly Odrie McPherson
Bill Nunn Grady
Jasmine Guy Dina
Samuel L. Jackson Leeds
Gregg Burge Virgil Cloyd
Kasi Lemmons Perry
Branford Marsalis Jordan
Phyllis Hyman
Cinqué Lee Buckwheat (as Cinque Lee)
Roger Guenveur Smith Yoda (as Roger Smith)
Tyra Ferrell Tasha

Producers

Grace Blake Executive Producer
Spike Lee Producer
Loretha C. Jones Producer
Monty Ross Producer

Editors

Barry Alexander Brown

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