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Spike Lee

School Daze

Edition 1988
121' - 1988 - Drama, Comedy, Music/Musical - Dialogue: English
Director: Spike Lee Composer: Bill Lee With: Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, Tisha Campbell
Story, such as it is, focuses on the conflict between the militant activists on campus and the goodtime boys of Gamma Phi Gamma fraternity which comes to a headduring homecoming week. Leading the freshman pledges class and begging for acceptance is the diminutive Half-Pint (Spike Lee). In the course of becoming a frat brother he is caught between the demands of fraternity life and the responsibilities of being black advanced by his cousin Dap Dunlap (Larry Fishburne).
Making life miserable for Half-Pint is his pledge-master and Dap 's archrival Julian (Big Brother Almighty) Eaves (Giancarlo Esposito). On the female side , it 's the Gamma Rays vs. the Jigaboos illustrating the tensions between the light-skinned, straight-haired blacks and the dark-skinned sisters. On top of the already-complicated picture, Lee throws in the problems of male-female relations. (Jagr. in Variety, 17.2.1988)

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Spike Lee


Bill Lee


Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, Tisha Campbell


Spike Lee

Director of Photography

Ernest R. Dickerson


Barry Alexander Brown


Spike Lee

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Countries of production

United States of America



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