- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 1 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 30, 2001
- Originally Released: 1987
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Additional Release Material:
Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
Audio Commentary: Spike Lee - Director
- BOYZ N THE HOOD
- POETIC JUSTICE
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Variety - 02/17/1988
"...SCHOOL DAZE touches on some important themes....Fishburne brings great authority to his role..."
At this African American college, amid gala coronations, football, fraternities, parades, and parties, a group of buddies find themselves caught up in romance, relationship rituals, and rivalries during one outrageous homecoming weekend. The story follows two cousins who have opposing attitudes when it comes to the purpose of college: learning versus partying. Spike Lee's sprawling exploration of the tensions that are present on black college campuses is an exhilarating blend of surreal musical, comedy, and poignant social criticism.
Campus Life |
Coming Of Age |
Essential Cinema |
- Theatrical release: February 1988.
- The film was shot on location in Atlanta, Georgia (Morehouse, Clark, and Morris Brown Colleges, and Atlanta University) and Brooklyn, New York.
- The role of Jane Toussaint was originally to be played by former Miss America Vanessa Williams. When the singer withdrew from the cast during production, she was replaced by actress Tisha Campbell.
- Several college bands and choruses appeared on the film's soundtrack: the Morehouse College Glee Club, the Morehouse College Marching Band, the Clark College Marching Band and the Morris Brown College Marching Band.
- SCHOOL DAZE is credited in memory of Kwame Olantunji, Willi Smith, Harold Vick, and Dr. Wendall P. Whalum.