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School Daze

Director: Spike Lee Run Time: 121 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1988

Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, Tisha Campbell, Ossie Davis, Bill Nunn, Spike Lee

At historically black Mission College, the activist-minded Dap (Laurence Fishburne) immerses himself in a world of political rhetoric and social movements — one day he hopes to rally the students as a united front. At the other end of the spectrum, Julian (Giancarlo Esposito), the head of the biggest fraternity on campus, is more concerned with maintaining a strict social order. In between, Dap’s conflicted cousin, Half-Pint (Spike Lee), spends most of his time rushing the fraternity.