School Ties is a 1992 film about anti-semitism in a 1950s prep school, co-scripted by Dick Wolf. The film has mostly been forgotten (outside of tolerance education classes), and is probably best known now for being the originator of an extremely obscure Family Guy homage. Despite the film's relative obscrutity, it does have the distinction of being one of Brendan Fraser's first leading roles, his first dramatic leading role, one of Matt Damon's first leading roles, and the film in which Matt Damon and Ben Affleck met each other.The plot concerns David Greene (Brendan Fraser), whose football skills earn him a scholarship at an extremely prestigious— and unthinkingly conservative— preparatory school in the early 1950s. David must keep his Judaism secret while he grapples with the class differences between him and his new peers.
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