USA Today - 09/18/1992
"...It's a rare movie that prefers a moral victory over a rah-rah one..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
Entertainment Weekly - 08/11/1995 Rating: B
Los Angeles Times - 09/18/1992
"...Director Robert Mandel provides his usual graceful pictorialism....Brendan Fraser is one of the few actors of his generation with a heroic presence..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 09/18/1992
"...Surprisingly effective....[Fraser] is crucial to the movie's success. His performance has to find the way between his character's ambition and pride..."
A working-class teenager receives a football scholarship to an elite New England prep school and enjoys acceptance as the team hero--until his classmates discover he is Jewish.
David Greene a good student and a great football player has been given the chance he has always hoped for, a prep boarding school education. A working class Jewish teenager he knows this opportunity to play ball at the academy will get him into the Ivy League university of his choice. In school, he keeps his religion a secret from his wealthy, prejudiced classmates. As the star player, David becomes the big man on campus. Yet after his heritage is revealed, the deep-seated hatred of his schoolmates rises to the surface.
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Shot in DeLuxe color.
Additional cast members include Cole Hauser (Jack Connors); Michael Higgins (Mr. Gierasch); Peter McRobbie (Chaplain); John Cunningham (Grayson Dillon); Elizabeth Franz (Jane Dillon); Matt Hofherr (Gray Dillon); Jeff Hochendoner (Bear); Rick Rodgers (Nick); John Speredakos (Kocus); Edward Seamon (Weezer); Dan Desmond (Mr. Wheeler); Claudia Everest (Mrs. Wheeler); Leon B. Stevens (Tom Keating); Cody Conklin (Sarah) and Benar Poulten (Petey).