School Ties (1992) Script

[CHURCH BELL CHIMES]

[CHURCH BELL CHIMES]


[CAR RADIO] * YOU MADE ME CRY

* WHEN YOU SAID

* GOODBYE

* AIN'T THAT A SHAME?

* MY TEARS FELL LIKE RAIN *

* AIN'T THAT A SHAME?

* YOU'RE THE ONE TO BLAME *

* YOU BROKE

* MY HEART

* WHEN YOU SAID

* WE'LL PART

* AIN'T THAT A SHAME?

* MY TEARS FELL LIKE RAIN *

* AIN'T THAT A SHAME?

* YOU'RE THE ONE TO BLAME *

* OH, WELL

* GOODBYE

* ALTHOUGH I'LL CRY

* AIN'T THAT A SHAME? *

HEY, DAVID! HEY!

DAVEY! DAVEY, COME HERE.

HEY, EDIE, HE'S NOT GOING OFF TO WAR, ONLY MASSACHUSETTS.

HERE, DAVEY.

FOR THE TRIP.

EDIE GIVES SOMETHING AWAY.

CALL WALTER WINCHELL. I'M HAVING A HEART ATTACK.

YOU GO UP THERE AND BECOME A GENTLEMAN.

NOT LIKE THIS RIFFRAFF.

WE OUGHT TO BE KICKING HIS SKINNY BUTT FOR BREAKING UP THE TEAM.

YOU WANT TO STAY HERE?

IF I HAD YOUR BRAINS, I'D GO, TOO.

HIS BRAINS? ANY BRAINS.

YEAH, LOOK WHO'S TALKING.

I DON'T KNOW.

WHAT?

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THAT PLACE.

YOU KNOW IT'S NOT THIS PLACE.

AW, SHIT. KOCUS.

SO WHAT?

NIGHT BEFORE LAST, HIS SISTER GAVE ME A HAND JOB.

IT WAS HER IDEA.

YEAH, RIGHT.

HEY, BEAR.

HEY, KOCUS.

WE WAS THINKING ABOUT GOING IN, EAT SOMETHING.

NAH, I DON'T THINK IT'D BE A GOOD IDEA.

WHY NOT? THEY LET JEWS IN THERE.

YOUR SISTER CAN COME IN, ONLY SHE'LL HAVE TO WASH HER HANDS.

YOU GOT A JEW FRIEND WITH A REAL SMART MOUTH.

YEAH, I GUESS I DO.

SO IT DON'T BOTHER YOU THEY KILLED JESUS.

DON'T BOTHER ME. DIDN'T KNOW THE MAN.

IT STILL BOTHERS THE SHIT OUT OF ME, YOU SHEENY BASTARD.

HEY! TAKE IT TO THE ALLEY.

DON'T LET HIM DO THAT! COME ON!

GET THE JEW!

HEY, AL!

AL!

AL!

GIVE 'EM HELL, KID!

YOU'RE LATE.


LOOK AT ME.

GOD DAMN IT, DAVID.

I HAD TO.

YOU GET AN OPPORTUNITY LIKE THIS, AND YOU PULL THIS SHIT?

I HAD TO.

TWO PRESIDENTS WENT TO THIS SCHOOL--

A PIPELINE TO HARVARD UNIVERSITY.

THEY'RE GOING TO THINK YOU'RE SOME HOODLUM.

THEY MIGHT SEND YOU BACK.

FINE. FINE?

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS PLACE.

YOU WANT THIS LIFE?

HE CALLED ME A SHEENY BASTARD.

WHAT WAS I SUPPOSED TO DO, WALK AWAY?

THAT'S RIGHT. WALK AWAY.

YOU CAN'T FIGHT YOUR WAY THROUGH LIFE.

YOU NEVER GOT INTO FIGHTS?

SURE, I GOT INTO FIGHTS, BUT NOBODY EVER HANDED ME HARVARD.

WE'RE GOING TO MISS THE BUS.

WE'LL MAKE IT.

WHO'D YOU FIGHT WITH?

KOCUS.

O.K., KIDS.

YOU CAN FIT IN, OR YOU CAN HACK AROUND WITH A CHIP ON YOUR SHOULDER.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT. I'LL FIT IN.

LISTEN, THEY CAME TO YOU.

YOU DIDN'T COME TO THEM.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO EXPLAIN NOTHING TO NOBODY.

UNDERSTAND ME?

ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR BROTHER AND SISTER.

GOODBYE, SARAH.

BYE, DAVID.

BYE, PETEY.

YOU KIDS WAIT OVER THERE.

CHANGE YOUR SHIRT.

WHAT'D THE OTHER GUY LOOK LIKE?

WORSE.

MEIN LIHBE KIHND...

GEI GEZUNTERHEIT.

COME ON, POP, YOU'RE SOUNDING LIKE GRANDPA.

YOU SHOULD BE SO LUCKY.

GOT TO GO, DAD.

GO. MAKE US PROUD.

BYE!

BYE, DAVID!


[HORN HONKS]

HI, COACH.

WELCOME TO CABOT.

I HAD A LITTLE ACCIDENT.

YOU ALL RIGHT?

YEAH, IT'S NOTHING.

LET ME GET THIS FOR YOU.

THANKS.

HOW WAS YOUR TRIP?

FINE. I SLEPT PART OF THE WAY.

GOOD. HOW'S YOUR DAD?

FINE. HE'S PRETTY WORKED UP ABOUT ALL THIS.

EXCITED, I MEAN.

SURE, HE'S EXCITED. WHAT FATHER WOULDN'T BE?

THE GUYS ON THE TEAM, THEY'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING YOU.

GOOD. I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING THEM, TOO.


JESUS, THIS IS A HIGH SCHOOL?

YEAH. IT'S YOUR HIGH SCHOOL.

[BELL CHIMES]

THANKS FOR THE LIFT, COACH.

I'LL GET YOUR BAG.

THANKS. I'LL SEE YOU AT PRACTICE.

NOW, JUST A MINUTE.

UH, I MEANT TO ASK YOU...

DO YOU HAVE ANY DIET PROBLEMS?

DIET PROBLEMS?

YEAH, IS THERE ANYTHING THAT YOU CAN'T EAT?

I CAN'T EAT TURNIPS.

TURNIPS. I CAN'T EAT THEM EITHER.

I BETTER LET YOU GET SETTLED.

THESE KIDS, THEY'LL BE A LITTLE CURIOUS ABOUT YOU.

I'M CURIOUS ABOUT THEM.

NOBODY EVER COMES HERE FOR JUST THEIR LAST YEAR.

IT'S AN UNUSUAL SITUATION.

THEY'RE GREAT KIDS-- DON'T GET ME WRONG--

BUT THEY'RE PRIVILEGED.

THEY TAKE THINGS FOR GRANTED YOU AND I NEVER WOULD.

JUST PLAY YOUR CARDS CLOSE TO THE VEST.

THAT'S MY ADVICE.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

I MEAN DON'T TELL PEOPLE MORE THAN THEY NEED TO KNOW.

SEE YOU IN PRACTICE.

ALL RIGHT. ALL RIGHT.


GIVE ME THAT!

WHOA!

NO, COME ON.

I GOT IT!

YOU FINALLY GOT HERE. YEAH.

CHRIS REECE, YOUR ROOMMATE.

DAVID GREENE.

THIS IS RIP VAN KELT, JACK CONNORS, CHARLIE DILLON.

WE'RE THE BIG MEN ON CAMPUS.

[LAUGHING]

IT'S TRUE.

SO WHERE YOU FROM, GREENE?

SCRANTON, P.A.

SCRANTON?

THAT'S IN AMERICA, CONNORS.

NO SHIT.

YOU'RE THE FIRST RINGER ST. MATT'S EVER HIRED.

HEY, DILLON.

NO, HE IS. THAT'S SOMETHING OF AN HONOR.

AREN'T YOU HONORED, GREENE?

I HADN'T REALLY THOUGHT ABOUT IT.

YOU MUST BE THE BEST HIGH-SCHOOL QUARTERBACK MONEY CAN BUY.

DILLON, WHY DON'T YOU LAY OFF?

DON'T PAY ANY ATTENTION TO HIM.

WANT SOME PEANUTS?

NO PROBLEM.

EVEN IN SCRANTON, A PRICK'S A PRICK.

HEY, YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE SO SENSITIVE.

COME ON. IT'S NOT REQUIRED HERE.

THERE WAS TALK ABOUT ME PLAYING QUARTERBACK THIS YEAR, SO...

I'VE GOT TO ASK. WERE YOU IN AN ACCIDENT?

I GOT IN A FIGHT.

[REECE] SERIOUSLY?

FIST FIGHT?

KIND OF A... GOING-AWAY FIGHT.

LIKE A RUMBLE?

YEAH, LIKE A RUMBLE.

OVER GIRLS AND STUFF?

WELL, THERE'S THIS PLACE THAT WE ALL HANG OUT AT, AND THESE MOTORCYCLE GUYS WANTED TO COME IN.

BIKERS. AND WE WOULDN'T LET THEM.

THEY WERE ON YOUR TURF, RIGHT?

RIGHT.

EVERYBODY KNOWS NOT TO GO ON SOMEONE ELSE'S TURF.

WHO KNOWS WHAT EVIL LURKS IN THE HEARTS OF MEN?

THE SHADOW KNOWS.

CRIME DOES NOT PAY.

THE SHADOW KNOWS!

McGIV! MY ROOMIE!

MEET MY NEW ROOMMATE.

THIS IS DAVID GREENE, OUR NEW QUARTERBACK. THIS IS MAC.

HOW DO YOU DO?

FINE.

FOOTBALL IS A GAME FOR CRETINS, BUG SQUASHERS, AND CRIMINALS.

DON'T YOU AGREE?

MAC WANTS TO PLAY, BUT HE'S TOO FRAIL.

SO WE LET HIM BE STUDENT MANAGER.

THAT'S IT! I'M GOING TO KICK YOUR SMELLY ASS BACK TO GREENWICH!

I GUESS YOU DIDN'T GET A SCHOOL TIE YET.

HERE. YOU CAN WEAR THIS ONE.

I GOT EXTRAS 'CAUSE I'M ALWAYS DRAGGING THEM THROUGH THE SOUP.

THANKS.

MIND IF I ASK...

HOW'D YOU WIND UP HERE?

I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO TALK ABOUT IT.

ALL RIGHT. WELL, LET ME GUESS.

COACH McDEVITT PAID YOU A VISIT?

HE TOLD YOU YOU COULD QUALIFY FOR AN ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP?

GOOD GUESS. HOW DID YOU KNOW?

ST. LUKE'S HAS WHIPPED US FOR THREE YEARS IN A ROW, AND THE ALUMNI ARE PISSED.

THEY WANT TO WIN REAL BAD.

NOT TOO MUCH PRESSURE, HUH?

I WANT TO GET A GOOD SEAT IN THE BACK.

IT'S A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

YOU GOT TO GO TO CHAPEL THREE TIMES A WEEK, BUT IT'S NOT BAD. NO KIDDING?

HEY, WHAT ARE YOU GUYS DOING TOMORROW?

HURRY UP! HURRY UP!

* CROWN HIM THE LORD OF LIFE *

* WHO TRIUMPHED O'ER THE GRAVE *

* AND ROSE VICTORIOUS

* IN THE STRIFE

* FOR THOSE HE CAME TO SAVE *

* HIS GLORIES NOW WE SING *

* WHO DIED AND ROSE ON HIGH *

* WHO DIED ETERNAL LIFE TO BRING *

* AND LIVES THAT DEATH MAY DIE *

* AMEN *

GENTLEMEN OF ST. MATTHEW'S, WELCOME TO THE FINEST PREPARATORY SCHOOL IN THE NATION.

WELCOME ESPECIALLY TO OUR NEW BOYS.

I AM DR. BARTRAM, YOUR HEADMASTER.

THE REST OF YOU MAY...

CONCEIVABLY REMEMBER ME.

IT'S THE ANNUAL JOKE.

MAKE THE MOST OF IT.

193rd FALL TERM.

NO, I WAS NOT IN OFFICE WHEN THE FIRST ONE BEGAN.

SOME OF YOU NEW BOYS MAY FIND THAT ACADEMICS AND DISCIPLINE AT ST. MATTHEW'S ARE VERY DEMANDING.

I WILL POINT OUT THAT MUCH OF WHAT IS POLICY HERE, INCLUDING OUR CHERISHED HONOR CODE, HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED NOT BY ME OR YOUR TEACHERS, BUT BY YOUR FELLOW STUDENTS TO BE ENFORCED BY YOUR OWN TRIBUNAL OF PREFECTS, AS IT HAS BEEN FOR THE LAST TWO CENTURIES.

WE JUDGE OURSELVES HERE, AND WE JUDGE OURSELVES BY THE HIGHEST STANDARDS.

YOU, MY BOYS, ARE AMONG THE ELITE OF THE NATION, AND WE STRIVE HERE AT ST. MATTHEW'S TO PREPARE YOU FOR THE HEAVY RESPONSIBILITY THAT COMES WITH FAVORED POSITION.

TODAY, MORE THAN EVER, THIS COUNTRY NEEDS AN ELITE THAT CARES MORE FOR HONOR THAN FOR ADVANTAGE.

MORE FOR SERVICE THAN FOR PERSONAL GAIN.

TO THAT END, LET US BESEECH THE HELP OF GOD, IN WHOSE NAME WE PRAY.

OUR FATHER, WHO ART IN HEAVEN, HALLOWED BE THY NAME.

THY KINGDOM COME...

* WA-AH

* SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE

* WA-AH

* SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE

* ONE DAY WHILE I WAS EATING BEANS *

* AT SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE

* JUST SITTING DIGGING ALL THE SCENES *

* AT SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE

* THIS CHICK CAME WALKIN' THROUGH THE DOOR *

* THAT I HAD NEVER SEEN BEFORE *

* AT LEAST I'D NEVER SEEN HER *

* DOWN AT SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE *

* AND I STARTED SHAKIN'

* WHEN SHE SAT RIGHT DOWN NEXT TO ME *

* BA DA NA DA NA

* DA NA NA NA DA NA NA *

* DA NA NA NA... *

DECENT HI-FI, MAC.

BOUGHT IT FROM A FRIEND.

HOW MUCH?

HE WANTED 40 BUCKS, BUT I JEWED HIM DOWN TO 30.

30? I'LL GIVE YOU 25.

HE'S ALWAYS TRYING TO GET SOMETHING FOR NOTHING.

AND HE'S NOT EVEN JEWISH.

EVENING, GENTLEMEN.

EVENING. EVENING, SIR.

EVENING.

WHOSE MUSIC IS THAT?

I USE THE TERM ADVISEDLY.

THAT'S THE GREAT SOUND OF THE ROBBINS.

NO. I MEAN THE MAN WHO WOULD PURCHASE SUCH SWILL.

THAT WOULD BE ME.

THAT WOULD BE I.

HAVE YOU A NAME?

McGIVERN.

AND YOU?

MR. CLEARY.

I HAPPEN TO BE THE NEW HOUSEMASTER.

TURN IT OFF, PLEASE.

THE CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH ONE LIVES OUGHT TO BE AS IMPORTANT AS THE AIR HE BREATHES AND THE FOOD HE EATS.

[MUSIC CONTINUES PLAYING]

[MUSIC STOPS]

SURELY IN YOUR DAY YOU HAD YOUR OWN MUSIC.

YES, AND MY DAY HAS NOT PASSED.

DAVE BRUBECK. RAY ANTHONY.

LES ELGART.

MITCH MILLER. LES BAXTER.

ROGER WILLIAMS.

WE'LL HAVE NO PROBLEM.

GENTLEMEN, WE ALL HAVE TO LIVE HERE, BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO BRING THE JUNGLE INTO MY HOUSE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

[IMITATES MONKEY]

[IMITATES JUNGLE BIRD]

[TARZAN YELL]

GREENE, WHERE'D YOU GET THE BALLS?

YOU ARE IN, DAVID.

I HOPE ALL THE TEACHERS AREN'T LIKE HIM.

MOST OF THEM ARE O.K.

WHO'D YOU GET FOR HISTORY?

GIERASCH.

HE'S TOUGH. I GOT HIM, TOO.

HOW ABOUT FRENCH? RENARD.

WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE FRENCH RESISTANCE AND GET SOME SLEEP.

YOU SHOWER MORNING OR NIGHT?

NIGHT.

HURRY. WE'LL JUST MAKE IT BEFORE LIGHTS OUT.


WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY.

RENARD WILL BE A BREEZE.

YEAH.

WELL.

WELL, WELL.

MY MUSICAL UPSTAIRS NEIGHBORS.

PLEASE...

DO SIT DOWN.

MONSIEUR RENARD IS CUTTING BACK ON HIS TEACHING LOAD, SO I WILL HAVE THE PLEASURE OF TEACHING THIS SECTION OF FRENCH 4.

CELA, MESSIEURS, EST LE DERNIER ANGLAIS QUE VOUS ALLEZ ENTENDRE PENDANT CETTE HEURE-CI.

AYANT ETUDIE FRANCAIS POUR TROIS ANS, YOUS DEVRIEZ POUVOIR ENTRETENIR DES CONVERSATIONS.

N'EST-CE PAS...

McGIVERN?

MONSIEUR McGIVERN?

OUI, MONSIEUR.

OUI, MONSIEUR, VOUS AVEZ RAISON.

OUI, MONSIEUR, J'AI BIEN COMPRIS.

QU'EST-CE QUE CA VENT DIRE, OUI, MONSIEUR?

I'M SORRY, SIR. I DON'T UNDERSTAND.

EN FRANCAIS, S'IL VOUS PLAIT.

UH...

JE SUIS...

DESOLE, MONSIEUR.

MAIS JE N'AI PAS PARLE NI ENTENDU LE FRANCAIS...

ARRETEZ! DONC, UH, UH, UH.

C'EST AFFREUX.

YOU KNOW HOW A TEAM WORKS, DON'T YOU?

I GET THE PICTURE.

I WASN'T THE QUARTERBACK YOU WANTED.

YOU'RE OUR NUMBER-ONE BACKUP.

BUT IF I WANT TO PLAY, I BETTER PLAY HALFBACK.

IT'S OUR WEAKEST SPOT NOW.

YOU'LL MAKE A GREAT HALFBACK.

YOU CAN RUN AND YOU CAN BLOCK.

YOU GOT ALL THE STUFF, KID.

I'LL GIVE IT MY BEST.

I'M COUNTING ON IT.

LISTEN UP!

NEW FACE ON THE VARSITY THIS YEAR.

DAVID GREENE.

GREENE COMES TO US FROM PENNSYLVANIA.

HI. PLAYED QUARTERBACK.

LED HIS TEAM TO A LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP IN A MIGHTY TOUGH LEAGUE.

THIS YEAR, WE'RE CONCENTRATING ON OUR PASSING GAME.

McGIVERN'S HANDING OUT SOME NEW PLAYS.

IF CAPTURED, EAT THEM.

IF STILL ALIVE, MEET HERE TOMORROW.

STUDY THEM TONIGHT.

WE'LL RUN 'EM THROUGH TOMORROW.

TODAY, LET'S GET OUT THERE AND WARM UP.

HIT IT!

HI, COACH.

DILLON.

HI, DILLON. HOW WAS PRACTICE?

[SPEAKING FRENCH]

WHERE'S GREENE?

HE WAS GONE WHEN I GOT BACK FROM THE LIBRARY.

SAVE A PLACE FOR HIM, HUH?

JUST LIKE THIS.

GET OFF ME.


THANK YOU, DEAR GOD, FOR YOUR BOUNTIFUL GIFTS.

I'M KEEPING UP. HOLDING MY OWN.

HOW ABOUT FRENCH?

HATE THE TEACHER.

EVERYBODY HATES AT LEAST ONE.

DON'T LET IT BOTHER YOU.

O.K. I'D BETTER STUDY.

WE'LL TALK NEXT WEEK. DON'T FORGET SATURDAY.

SATURDAY?

ROSH HASHANAH. YOU HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN?

I GOT A GAME AGAINST WINCHESTER, POP.

IT'S A VERY HOLY DAY.

IT GOES BACK LONGER THAN ANY OF US.

YOU SHOW RESPECT AND GET TO TEMPLE.

DAVEY, DO YOU HEAR ME? NO EXCUSES.

O.K. SURE. DON'T WORRY, POP.

I'LL SPEAK TO YOU NEXT WEEK.

O.K. BYE.

BYE.

DOWN!

SET!

GO! GO!

ST. MATT'S, 3rd AND 5 ON THE WINCHESTER 41.

HUT 1!

HUT 2!

HUT 3!

WHOO!

OH, YES! YEAH!

THAT BOY'S VERY GOOD.

WHAT'S HIS NAME?

VAN KELT. THE BOYS CALL HIM RIP.

HE'S THE TEAM CAPTAIN.

I THINK HE MEANS THE BOY WHO THREW THE PASS, DR. BARTRAM.

OH. THAT'S DAVID GREENE.

* THERE GO THE MUSTANGS ON THE FIELD *

* TO BRING US A WIN TODAY

* THEY'LL NEVER KNOW WHAT HIT THAT LINE *

* WHEN WE BEGIN TO PLAY

* DON'T LET OUR COLORS DOWN, TEAM *

* WE'LL SING THEM A VICTORY CHEER *

* ROOT FOR THE OLD MUSTANGS TODAY *

* HOME OF THE PROUD AND BRAVE **

THE SCORE IS TIED 7 APIECE.

ST. MATT'S BALL, 3rd AND 7 ON THE WINCHESTER 40-YARD LINE.

SET! SET!

SHIFT!

DOWN!

SET...HUT 1!

GO!

YEAH!

YEAH!

TOUCHDOWN, ST. MATT'S!

WE'VE GOT OURSELVES A QUARTERBACK!

WE FOUND OUR QUARTERBACK!

LIGHTS OUT!

LIGHTS OUT!

YOU GO AHEAD, DEAR.

I'LL BE RIGHT THERE.

[RECITING AVINU MALKEINU IN HEBREW]

WHO IS IT?

UH... DAVID GREENE, SIR.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE, GREENE?

PRAYING, SIR.

I SHOULD IMAGINE YOUR GOD ALLOWS PRAYER DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS.

I COULDN'T GET AWAY. IT'S ROSH HASHANAH.

THE BEGINNING OF THE JEWISH NEW YEAR.

I KNOW WHAT ROSH HASHANAH IS.

IT ENDS AT SUNSET, IF I RECALL THE CUSTOM.

TECHNICALLY, BUT IT WOULDN'T GO OVER TOO WELL IF I SAID I COULDN'T PLAY.

MY SCHOLARSHIP DEPENDS ON FOOTBALL.

YES. I SAW THE GAME.

YOU SEEMED THOROUGHLY CONCENTRATED ON THE TASK AT HAND.

THANK YOU, SIR.

YOU PEOPLE ARE VERY...

DETERMINED, AREN'T YOU?

SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO BE, SIR.

I SEEM TO RECALL A BLESSING.

BLESSED ARE THE MEEK, FOR THEY SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH.

I WONDER HOW MEEK THEY'LL BE WHEN THEY DO.

ARE YOU FINISHED HERE, MR. GREENE?

YES, SIR.

THEN I SUGGEST YOU SNEAK BACK TO YOUR ROOM.

I SHALL OVERLOOK THIS EVENING'S INFRACTION.

MR. GREENE.

SIR?

WAS IT WORTH IT--

BREAKING A TRADITION JUST TO WIN A FOOTBALL GAME?

YOUR TRADITION OR MINE, SIR?

[BELLS CHIME]

I CAN DO FRENCH TO ENGLISH.

HE KNOWS THAT, SO HE GIVES US ENGLISH TO FRENCH.

THE PIG WON'T LAST. I'LL BET YOU ANYTHING.

HE WON'T LAST?

CONNORS, I FLUNKED THAT TEST.

YOU KNOW, I'M GETTING SICK AND TIRED OF THESE GODDAMN BELLS.

WHOA!

HEY, THROW IT BACK.

SIGN HIM UP!

HENRY VIII ASSUMES THE THRONE.

1509.

1649. MR. SMITH?

UH...CHARLES I WAS EXECUTED.

CORRECT. WHICH RESULTED IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF WHAT?

UH...A COMMONWEALTH, MR. GIERASCH.

VERY GOOD. MR. DILLON, WHEN DID MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS LOSE HER HEAD?

1687.

CLOSE. YOU WERE ONLY A CENTURY OFF. MR. GREENE.

1587.

INDEED. AND WHAT OCCURRED DURING THE YEARS 1553 TO 1558?

MR. COLLINS?

THE REIGN OF BLOODY MARY TUDOR.

YES. WHICH RESULTED IN WHAT, MR. REECE?

PERSECUTION OF THE PROTESTANTS.

CATHOLICISM WAS RESTORED.

HOW COME, MR. CONNORS?

SHE MARRIED WHAT'S-HIS-NAME.

PHILLIP?

WELL, MORE OR LESS.

AUGUST 9, 1593?

ANYBODY?

THE BIRTH OF IZAAK WALTON.

A PERSONAL FAVORITE.

MR. DILLON.

A LITERARY EVENT?

1611.

McGIVERN.

PUBLICATION OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE.

CORRECT.

YOU CARE TO TRY FOR THREE, MR. DILLON?

I REMIND YOU, MR. DILLON, THIS COURSE HAS NO SHALLOW END.

SINK OR SWIM.

IF I DON'T GET TOTAL TIT TONIGHT, I'LL CUT MY THROAT.

SEX IS MY ONLY REASON FOR LIVING.

THEN BE CAREFUL YOU DON'T CUT YOUR HAND.

LIFE ISN'T OVER YET, MAC.

YOU CAN'T TELL FROM ONE INTERVIEW.

WHEN THE PRINCETON GUY SAYS THEY MIGHT ACCEPT A "C" IN FRENCH AND YOU'RE FLUNKING FRENCH, LIFE'S PRETTY MUCH OVER.

PRINCETON ISN'T THE ONLY SCHOOL IN THE IVY LEAGUE.

WOULD SOMEONE EXPLAIN THIS TO OUR FRIEND FROM SCRANTON?

MAC HAS TO GO TO PRINCETON, ALL RIGHT?

FIVE GENERATIONS OF McGIVERNS HAVE GONE TO PRINCETON.

IF I DON'T GET IN, IT MEANS THE OTHERS HAD COCKS AND I JUST HAVE A WEE-WEE.

EXCUSE ME IF I HAVE TROUBLE SYMPATHIZING.

HARVARD WANTS MONTHLY REPORTS ON ME.

HOW ABOUT YOU, GREENE?

IT'S TOUCH AND GO.

I'M GETTING A "C" IN FRENCH.

DON'T SWEAT IT. DILLON'S BROTHER GRADUATES THIS YEAR.

ALL THE BACKUP HARVARD QUARTERBACKS, THEY'RE THUMBS.

I WOULDN'T GO TO HARVARD.

ALL THOSE JEWS AND COMMUNISTS.

YEAH, AND THAT'S JUST THE FACULTY.

YOU'RE BOTH SO FULL OF SHIT.

JEW-LOVER.

WHAT DO I CARE IF THERE ARE JEWS AT HARVARD?

YOU DON'T HAVE TO ROOM WITH THEM.

THAT'S NOT THE POINT.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE WITH THEM.

WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO?

I DON'T WANT TO.

THEN DON'T GO TO HARVARD, DILLON.

HELP? HOW WOULD YOU EVER KNOW?

IF YOU WERE WITH THEM?

WHAT, ARE YOU KIDDING?

HOW WOULD YOU NOT KNOW?

IT'S KIND OF HARD TO MISS A HEBE.

OH, GOD. GIRLS, EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT.

OH, NO!

NEVER MESS WITH MY HAIR.

I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU DID THAT.

OH, NO WAY! YOU'RE DEAD!

[BAND TUNES UP]

HURRY UP, FELLAS.

* THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN *

* EACH ONE SEEKING HAPPINESS *

* THROWN BY THREE HOPEFUL LOVERS *

* WHICH ONE WILL THE FOUNTAIN BLESS? *

* THREE HEARTS IN THE FOUNTAIN... *

DON'T FORGET TO MAKE ROOM FOR THE HOLY GHOST.

* EACH HEART LONGING FOR ITS HOME *

* THERE THEY LIE IN THE FOUNTAIN *

* SOMEWHERE IN THE HEART OF ROME *

* WHICH ONE WILL THE FOUNTAIN BLESS? *

* WHICH ONE WILL THE FOUNTAIN BLESS? *

* THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN *

* THROUGH THE RIPPLES, HOW THEY SHINE *

* JUST ONE WISH WILL BE GRANTED *

* ONE HEART WILL WEAR A VALENTINE *

* MAKE IT MINE

* MAKE IT MINE

* MAKE IT MINE

YOU CAN ROLL YOUR TONGUE BACK UP.

GOD, SHE'S BEAUTIFUL.

SALLY WHEELER.

DILLON SAYS SHE'S HIS GIRLFRIEND.

IS SHE?

I GUESS SO. THAT'S THE WORD.

* WHICH ONE WILL THE FOUNTAIN BLESS? *

[PASSES GAS]

* WHICH ONE WILL THE FOUNTAIN BLESS? **

[ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK PLAYS]

ISN'T THAT YOUR NEW QUARTERBACK?

YEAH. THAT'S DAVID GREENE.

HE MUST BE HALF NIGGER.

HE CAN REALLY DANCE.


[WHISTLES]

INTRODUCE ME.

DAVID.

EXCUSE ME.

YOU MOVE AS WELL ON THE FLOOR AS YOU DO ON THE FIELD.

SALLY WHEELER, DAVID GREENE.

HI. HELLO.

I'LL BE BACK IN A MINUTE.

THERE'S NO RUSH.

I SAW YOU DANCING.

I SAW YOU DANCING, TOO. WITH DILLON.

DILLON'S A GREAT GUY.

HE'S FUN.

YEAH.

[EARTH ANGEL PLAYS]

SO DO YOU THINK HE'LL GO TO HARVARD?

YOU DO THAT IN YOUR SPARE TIME?

WHAT?

WORRY ABOUT DILLON.

I DON'T HAVE ANY SPARE TIME.

* MY DARLING DEAR

* LOVE YOU ALL THE TIME THIS IS A GREAT SONG.

YEAH. UH-HUH.

* A FOOL IN LOVE WITH YOU *

WOULD YOU LIKE TO DANCE?

YEAH. I WOULD.

* EARTH ANGEL, EARTH ANGEL *

* THE ONE I ADORE

* LOVE YOU FOREVER

* AND EVERMORE

* I'M JUST A FOOL...

ARE YOU TWO GOING STEADY?

NO. OUR FAMILIES SHARE SOME WOODS IN MAINE, SO WE'VE KNOWN EACH OTHER SINCE WE WERE, GOSH, AROUND 5.

WE'RE THROWN TOGETHER A LOT, SO EVERYBODY THINKS THAT WE GO STEADY.

BUT EVERYBODY THINKS WRONG.

I KNOW HOW IT IS.

MY FAMILY SHARES SOME WOODS IN PENNSYLVANIA, ONLY THEY SHARE THEM WITH 300,000 OTHER PEOPLE.

YOU MUST THINK I'M A SPOILED BRAT.

I THINK YOU'RE SO PRETTY.

I MUST SOUND LIKE A REAL NOSEBLEED.

DON'T TELL YOUR ROOMMATE, O.K.?

WAIT. HOW DO YOU KNOW MY ROOMMATE?

I DON'T. I JUST DON'T WANT HER TO KNOW.

I THINK YOU'RE PRETTY, TOO.

THANKS FOR TAKING CARE OF MY GIRL.

TRY THE PUNCH.

* WITH YOU

* I FELL FOR YOU

* AND I KNEW

* THE VISION OF YOUR LOVE'S LONELINESS *

* I HOPE AND I PRAY... *

[SPEAKING FRENCH]

MAYBE HE WON'T SHOW.

I THINK I'M GOING TO PUKE.

MY STOMACH HURTS.

YOU'LL BE O.K.

IT'S 25% OF THE GRADE.

THAT'S CRAZY. THAT'S JUST NOT RIGHT.

I WONDER WHO HE'LL CALL ON FIRST?

TAKE A GUESS.

THIS IS IT.

IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS ONE DAY.

NO, IT DOESN'T.

MY MOUTH'S ALL DRIED OUT.

WHO HAS A LIFESAVER?

SHIT, I CAN'T DO THIS.

[MUMBLING FRENCH]

EN VOYANT LES MARBRES D'ELGIN.

MON ESPRIT N'EST PAS ASSEZ FORT.

LA MORTALITE--

"N'EST PAS ASSEZ FORT."

TROP COMPLIQUE.

"EST TROP FAIBLE" C'EST MEILLEUR.

MON ESPRIT EST TROP FAIBLE.

OUI. CONTINUEZ.

LA MORTALITE PESE LOURDEMENT SUR MOI COMME UN SOMMEIL SANS LE VOULOIR.

PAS "SANS LE VOULOIR."

CE N'EST PAST GRAMMATICALEMENT CORRECT.

"INVOLONTAIRE."

COMME UN SOMMEIL INVOLONTAIRE.

ET CHAQUE SOMMET IMAGINAIRE...

ET RAIDE DE LA DIFFICULTE DE DIEU--

PAS "DE DIEU," MONSIEUR McGIVERN.

"DIVINE."

DE LA DIFFICULTE DIVINE.

DE LA DIFFICULTE DIVINE ME DIT--

QUE JE DOIS MOURIR COMME UN AIGLE MALADE QUI REGARDE LE CIEL.

CEPENDANT, C'EST UNE DOUCE LUXE DE CRIER--

REPETEZ. DOUCE LUXE.

DOUCE LUXE?

ENCORE.

ON ATTEND.

ON ATTEND.

DOUCE LUXE. ENFIN.

MERCI. CONTINUEZ.

CEPENDANT, C'EST UNE DOUCE LUXE DE CRIER--

CRIER C'EST CE QU'ON FAIT QUAND ON A TRES PEUR!

PLEURER! PLEURER! PLEURER!

AU REVOIR, MONSIEUR McGIVERN.

THAT ASSHOLE CLEARY.

SUCH A SADISTIC SHIT-EATER!

MAC WAS DOING ALL RIGHT.

IS HE GOING TO BE O.K.?

JUST LET HIM ALONE A WHILE.

HE REALLY TOOK IT.

YOU'RE NOT KIDDING.

DAVID, YOUR SISTER'S ON THE PHONE.

HELLO, SARAH. WHAT'S UP?

I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW YOU HAD A SISTER.

WHO IS THIS? IT'S SALLY WHEELER.

HI. WHERE ARE YOU?

THE DORM AT SCHOOL.

ARE YOU STUDYING?

YEAH. CHEMISTRY.

I HATE CHEMISTRY.

ME, TOO.

YOU EVER GO TO SKIP'S DINER?

DAVID, HAVE YOU SEEN McGIVERN?

NO. HAVEN'T YOU?

NOT SINCE FRENCH CLASS.

IT'S LIGHTS OUT. WHERE IS HE?

CHECK WITH DILLON AND VAN KELT.

ALL RIGHT. SEE YOU LATER.

HI. SKIP'S DINER.

YEAH. IT'S, UM, IT'S IN TOWN.

IT'S KIND OF A HANGOUT.

I THOUGHT IF YOU WEREN'T DOING ANYTHING TOMORROW NIGHT, WE COULD GO.

WHAT TIME?

10:00?

HE HASN'T SHOWN UP.

I'M GOING TO GO LOOK FOR HIM.

[MUMBLING IN FRENCH]

ET CHAQUE SOMMET IMAGINAIRE ME DIT QUE JE DOIS MOURIR COMME UN AIGLE MALADE QUI REGARDE LE CIEL.

MON ESPRIT N'EST PAS ASSEZ FORT.

LA MORTALITE PESE LOURDEMENT SUR MOI COMME UN SOMMEIL SANS LE VOULOIR.

ET CHAQUE SOMMET IMAGINAIRE...

MAN: LIGHTS OUT!

[MUMBLING IN FRENCH]

McGIVERN! MAC!

COME ON, MAC, BUDDY, WHERE ARE YOU?

MON ESPRIT EST TROP FAIBLE.

LA MORTALITE PESE LOURDEMENT SUR MOI COMME UN SOMMEIL INVOLONTAIRE, ET CHAQUE SOMMET IMAGINAIRE ET RAIDE DE LA DIFFICULTE DIVINE ME DIT QUE JE DOIS MOURIR.

HOLD ON A SECOND.

I'LL GET THE LIGHTS.

McGIVERN?

MAC?

GIV?

MAC.

MON ESPRIT EST TROP FAIBLE.

LA MORTALITE PESE LOURDEMENT SUR MOI...

COMME UN SOMMEIL INVOLONTAIRE...

ET CHAQUE SOMMET...

IMAGINAIRE ET RAIDE DE LA DIFFICULTE DIVINE ME DIT QUE JE DOIS MOURIR.

WE HAVE TO TELL SOMEBODY.

MAYBE HE GOT DRUNK.

MAC NEVER DRINKS. HE HATES THE TASTE.

THINK HE WENT HOME?

CUT IT OUT, REECE.

ISN'T THAT FRENCH CLASS?

COME ON, LET'S GO.

AY. CHIHUAHUA.

MON ESPRIT EST TROP FAIBLE.

LA MORTALITE PESE LOURDEMENT SUR MOI...

MAC.

GIV.

GIV.

MON ESPRIT N'EST PAS ASSEZ FORT.

HEY, COME ON.

GIV? HEY.

HEY.

GET SOME HELP.

DE LA DIFFICULTE DIVINE ME DIT...

QUE JE DOIS MOURIR COMME UN AIGLE MALADE QUI REGARDE LE CIEL.

SHH, SHH, SHH.

CEPENDANT, C'EST UNE DOUCE LUXE DE PLEURER...

[MUMBLING IN FRENCH]

SHH, SHH. IT'S O.K.

IT'S O.K.

SHH, SHH, SHH.

THEY'RE GETTING THE BOY.

PLEASE, GENTLEMEN, GO BACK TO BED. PLEASE.

YOU DID THIS!

YOU DID THIS!

YOU RODE HIM UNTIL HE BROKE!

DAVID! WALK AWAY!

JUST WALK AWAY, DAVID.

YOU WOULDN'T LET UP!

YOU DID THIS!

I'LL GET YOU, CLEARY.

I'LL GET YOU, CLEARY!

THAT WAS HORRIBLE.

DAVID, YOU--

YOU CAN'T GO AFTER A TEACHER LIKE THAT HERE.

THAT'S THE END IF YOU DO.

IF I TOLD MY FRIENDS BACK HOME ABOUT THIS, THEY WOULDN'T BELIEVE ME--

OVER A FAILING GRADE IN FRENCH.

GOOD GRADES, THE RIGHT SCHOOLS, THE RIGHT COLLEGES, THE RIGHT CONNECTIONS--

THOSE ARE THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM.

NONE OF US GOES OFF AND LIVES BY HIS WITS.

WE DO THE THINGS THEY TELL US.

THEN THEY GIVE US THE GOOD LIFE.

HOPE WE LIKE IT WHEN WE GET IT.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MAC?

HE'S NOT COMING BACK.

MAN.

I HEARD OF NERVOUS BREAKDOWNS BEFORE, BUT I ALWAYS THOUGHT IT HAPPENED TO WOMEN, YOU KNOW, WHO WERE 40 YEARS OLD.

I NEVER REALIZED IT COULD HAPPEN TO A KID MY AGE.

WHEN I WAS A SOPHOMORE...

THERE WAS THIS SENIOR-- WILLIAM WHITTEN.

HE KILLED HIMSELF.

HUNG HIMSELF IN THE GYM.

WHY?

HE DIDN'T GET INTO HARVARD.

SHIT. YEAH.

I WANT TO GO TO HARVARD.

I'LL BE GOD DAMNED IF I CROAK MYSELF IF I DON'T.

I ENVY YOU.

ME?

WHY?

'CAUSE IF YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT, YOU'LL DESERVE IT.

AND IF YOU DON'T, YOU'LL MANAGE.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE UP TO ANYBODY ELSE'S EXPECTATIONS.

YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE.

THAT'S REALLY WHAT DRAWS PEOPLE TO YOU.

IT'S NOT THAT YOU'RE THE COOL QUARTERBACK.

YOU'RE THE MOST POPULAR GUY ON CAMPUS.

IF MY NAME WEREN'T DILLON, THAT WOULD BE DIFFERENT.

BULLSHIT.

DAVID, DON'T FORGET MY LAST NAME'S DILLON--

SON OF GRAYSON JR., BROTHER OF GRAYSON III.

I'M A DILLON.

I'M A PART OF THOSE RIGHT CONNECTIONS.

PEOPLE DON'T CARE ABOUT THAT.

OH, YOU'LL SEE.

COME ON.


EVENING, SIR.

EVENING.

EVENING, SIR.


[ENGINE RUNNING]

AAH!

[SCREECHING LIKE MONKEYS]


YOU DON'T SMOKE?

NO. I TRIED IT, BUT IT DIDN'T TAKE.

YOU'RE TOO GOOD.

IS THAT TO IMPRESS THE MOTHERS?

WHAT MOTHERS?

OF ALL YOUR GIRLFRIENDS.

NAH. TOO MANY TO TRY.

YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT, UM...

SATURDAYS IN SCRANTON.

OH, YEAH. GARBAGE DAY.

WE HAD TO HAUL OUR OWN TRASH TO THE DUMP.

UGH. DON'T KNOCK IT.

ONE DAY MY FATHER AND I SEE THESE TWO GUYS.

ONE'S GOT A ROPE AROUND HIS WAIST, AND HE'S HOLDING A NET BAG.

HIS BUDDY'S LOWERING HIM INTO THE PIT.

WHAT FOR?

THEY WERE SCAVENGING FOR TIN CANS.

WHO'D WANT TO DO THAT?

THAT'S WHAT I SAID TO MY OLD MAN.

HE GAVE ME THIS LONG, HARD LOOK, AND HE SAID, "DAVEY... IT'S AN HONEST LIVING."

I NEVER FORGOT THAT.

YOU'RE SO DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHER BOYS.

HOW'S THAT?

THE OTHER BOYS, LIKE DILLON, YOU KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT THEM IN TWO MINUTES.

BUT YOU...

FOUR MINUTES, EASY.

YOU HAVE A SERIOUS SIDE.

LET'S GO.

COME ON, MOVE IT!

WAIT.

WHOA, WHOA, WHOA, WHOA!

GOOD NIGHT, DAVID.

CAN I CALL YOU?

YOU'D BETTER.


WE'LL FINISH OFF OUR COFFEE AND THEN FINISH OFF ST. LUKE'S.

I'LL DRINK TO THAT.

DON'T INSPIRE ME TO INCREASE MY BET.

HISTORY HAS PROVED THAT YOU CAN'T BEAT ST. LUKE'S.

THIS YEAR'S GOING TO BE DIFFERENT.

YOU HAVEN'T SEEN OUR SECRET WEAPON.

HELLO, HELLO. HI, MOM.

MOM, DAD, GRAY, THIS IS DAVID GREENE.

PLEASED TO MEET YOU.

MR. AND MRS. WHEELER.

PLEASED TO MEET YOU.

HELLO, DAVID.

DAVID, YOU'VE MET SALLY.

HI.

GOING TO PUNISH ST. LUKE'S FOR THEIR ARROGANCE?

SEVERELY, SIR.

STOP EATING.

YOU'LL BE PLAYING SOON.

WHEELER HAD THE MISFORTUNE OF ATTENDING ST. LUKE'S.

YOU'RE AT THE END OF YOUR WINNING STREAK.

NOT TODAY.

JOIN US FOR DINNER NO MATTER WHO WINS?

THANK YOU.

LOSER PAYS. YOU'RE ON.

WE SHOULD GET BACK.

LET'S GO.

WE'LL SEE YOU LATER.

BYE-BYE.

NICE TO MEET YOU.

HE'S VERY CUTE.

YEAH.

REALLY, GRAYSON, WHO FOUND THE BOY?

HE APPLIED--

JUST LIKE ANYBODY ELSE.

[MARCH PLAYS]

RIDING IN THE NEW BLACK THUNDERBIRD, ST. MATTHEW'S OLDEST LIVING ALUMNUS--

FRANKLIN BENSON, CLASS OF 1875.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SECOND HALF, EACH YEAR AT HOMECOMING THREE ALUMNI ARE NAMED TO THE ST. MATTHEW'S FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME.

UNTIL THE ANNOUNCEMENT IS MADE, NOT EVEN THE HONOREES KNOW WHO'LL BE NAMED.

THIS YEAR'S INDUCTEES TO THE HALL OF FAME ARE...

FROM THE CLASS OF 1951--

THE YOUNGEST MEMBER OF THE HALL OF FAME, QUARTERBACK GRAYSON DILLON III!

GLAD YOU'RE IN.

OH, MY!

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT.

GRAYSON IS CURRENTLY ATTENDING HARVARD AND PLAYS FOOTBALL FOR THE CRIMSON.

[WHISTLE BLOWS]

ST. MATT'S BALL.

2nd AND 12 ON THEIR OWN 10.

RED DOG!

SET! HUT!

BENSON! YES, SIR!

FAKE OFF TACKLE RIGHT.

PASS TO THE FRONT. LEFT TO REECE.

3rd DOWN AND ABOUT 12.

THEY'RE LOOKING FOR A PASS.

GIVE TO ME ON THE RIGHT SIDE.

I KNOW I CAN. DAVID, MY FATHER'S HERE.

ALL RIGHT.

FAKE OVER TACKLE RIGHT.

THROW TO REECE.

LEFT FORMATION. DILLON TAKES IT.

RIGHT DRAW. READY!

ALL: BREAK!

HUT-1, HUT-2, HUT-3!

ALL RIGHT!

FUMBLE!

OH. ST. MATT'S FUMBLES.

WHAT THE HELL'S GOING ON?

I SEND IN A PLAY, THAT'S THE PLAY I WANT TO SEE.

I AM THE COACH. YOU GOT THAT?

GO OUT THERE AND BRING THIS GAME HOME.

ST. LUKE'S BALL. 3rd AND GOAL.

3! 28!

BLUE! SET! HUT!

HUT!

TOUCHDOWN.

ALL RIGHT!

DAMN IT, DILLON!

ST. MATT'S BALL.

3rd AND 5 ON ST. LUKE'S 30-YARD LINE.

DOWN!

SET!

HUT!

GREENE! GREENE!

GO! GO!

HUT!

IT'S GOOD!

ST. MATT'S IS ON THE SCOREBOARD.

RAH! RAH! RAH! RAH!

RAH! RAH! RAH! RAH!

DAVID, GIVE ME ANOTHER CHANCE.

I KNOW I CAN GET 6 YARDS.

LET ME MAKE UP FOR THAT FUMBLE.

COACH CALLS THE PLAYS.

WE'RE GOING TO WIN THIS RIGHT NOW.

LEFT DRAW. QUARTERBACK KEEP.

ON 2!

DILLON, BLOCK YOUR ASS OFF FOR ME.

DOWN! SET!

HUT-1!

HUT-2!


YES!

YEAH!

YEAH!

YEAH!

SALLY!

LET'S SEE THE DESSERT CART SINCE DINNER IS ON MR. WHEELER HERE.

I CONSIDER IT A MORAL VICTORY.

COULD HAVE GONE EITHER WAY.

THERE'S NO COLUMN IN THE RECORD BOOKS FOR MORAL VICTORIES.

HOW DO YOU LIKE OUR LITTLE CLUB?

IT'S UNBELIEVABLE. IN SCRANTON, A CLUB IS THREE GUYS WITH AN OLD BUICK.

GOOD ARM. GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR.

NOT A BAD COMBINATION.

HELLO, GRAYSON.

OH. TOM KEATING. HOW ARE YOU?

SEE THE GAME?

WOULDN'T HAVE MISSED IT.

THAT QUARTERBACK'S THE GREAT WHITE HOPE.

SHAKE HIS HAND.

DAVID GREENE, MR. KEATING, ONE OF OUR TRUSTEES.

SON, ON BEHALF OF THE OLD GUARD, MANY THANKS.

GOOD TO BE A WINNER AGAIN.

YOU KNOW THE WHEELERS.

NICE TO SEE YOU, TOM.

AND MY BOYS GRAY AND CHARLIE.

OF COURSE. GRAY.

CONGRATULATIONS, GRAY. QUITE AN HONOR.

CALL ME IN THE CITY. WE'LL GET TOGETHER.

I'LL DO THAT, GRAYSON. HAVE A NICE EVENING.

I'D LIKE TO INTRODUCE YOU TO SOMEONE. DO YOU MIND?

I BELIEVE TOM KEATING'S HAD A DRINK OR TWO.

HE DOES HAVE THAT PROBLEM.

EXCUSE ME.

I SEE MRS. BARTRAM LEFT UNATTENDED.

OH, PLEASE, DON'T GET UP.

HOW ABOUT A DANCE?

IF ONE OF THESE YOUNG MEN WILL DANCE WITH SALLY.

MOTHER.

OH, DAVID. DAVID, DO YOU MIND?

I'D LIKE TO HAVE A WORD WITH THIS GUY.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO DANCE?

SURE.

O.K.

SON, YOU PLAYED A GOOD GAME TODAY.

NOT AS GOOD AS SOME PEOPLE.

DON'T SELL YOURSELF SHORT.

THAT WAS A KEY BLOCK.

WITHOUT YOUR BLOCK, DAVID COULDN'T HAVE SCORED.

FINE GAME, WASN'T IT?

MAN 1: WHO'D HAVE THOUGHT ON 3rd AND 1, THEY'D MAKE THAT PLAY?

MAN 2: IT WAS A GREAT FOOTBALL GAME.

I HAVE A SECRET.

YEAH?

I THINK ABOUT YOU MORE THAN I OUGHT TO.

OH, THAT'S TOO BAD, BECAUSE IF YOU THINK OF ME AS MUCH AS I THINK OF YOU, WE'RE BOTH GOING TO FLUNK OUT OF SCHOOL.

AM I ALL SWEATY AND RED IN THE FACE?

YOU LOOK LIKE AN ANGEL.

CHARLIE, LISTEN TO ME.

DON'T LET YOUR BROTHER'S AWARD TAKE ANYTHING AWAY FROM YOUR DAY.

NO, OF COURSE NOT. I THREW A GOOD BLOCK, HE GOT INTO THE HALL OF FAME.

PEOPLE HAVE DIFFERENT NATURAL ABILITIES.

IN OTHER WORDS, I SHOULD ACCEPT MY MEDIOCRITY.

YOU ARE NOT MEDIOCRE.

YOU WOULDN'T BE AT ST. MATT'S IF YOU WERE.

SALLY: WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?

POOR DILLON LOOKS LIKE HE'S DYING.

IF YOU MENTION CHARLIE DILLON ONCE MORE, I WILL SIT DOWN IN A HUFF.

I WILL, TOO.

DILLON, DILLON, DILLON.

CHARLIE, CHARLIE, CHARLIE.

YOU GUYS BEAT ST. LUKE'S.

NOBODY THOUGHT YOU HAD A CHANCE.

COME ON, ENJOY IT.

I'M ENJOYING IT. CAN I GO NOW?

YES, YOU CAN GO.

THANKS FOR TAKING CARE OF MY GIRL.

STOP SAYING THAT. I'M NOT YOUR GIRL.

WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?

YOU DON'T LISTEN VERY WELL, DO YOU?

COME ON, SALLY, YOU'RE EMBARRASSING ME IN FRONT OF MY FRIEND.

LET'S GO HAVE A TALK.

YOU'RE EMBARRASSING ME WITH MY FRIEND.

CHARLIE, I'M SORRY.

IT JUST KIND OF HAPPENED.

SCREW YOUR FRIEND.

CHARLIE--

NO. LET HIM GO.

I KNOW HIM.

HE NEEDS SOME TIME TO COOL OFF.

I'LL SPEAK TO HIM LATER.

TO THE VICTORS.

WHERE'S YOUR FRIEND?

WHAT FRIEND? DO I GET A DRINK?

OH, ABSOLUTELY. SCOTCH AND SODA.

DEWARS AND SODA.

YOU EVER MEET CAL REYNOLDS, CLASS OF '35?

HOW DO YOU DO? CONGRATULATIONS.

ST. LUKE'S, CLASS OF '35.

THAT'S WHY HE LOOKS SO DOWN IN THE MOUTH.

I WISH WE HAD FOUND THAT GREENE KID FIRST.

WHY? ST. LUKE'S WOULD NEVER HAVE TAKEN HIM.

PROBABLY NOT.

WHY WOULDN'T ST. LUKE'S HAVE TAKEN HIM?

GREENE? THEY WOULDN'T HAVE ENROLLED A JEW, NOT EVEN FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP.

A JEW?

HOLY SHIT.

REYNOLDS...

HAVE I EVER TOLD YOU HOW NICELY YOU KEEP A SECRET?

REYNOLDS: SORRY.


MAN: YEAH! WHOO!

I CAN'T BELIEVE I DROPPED THAT PASS IN THE END ZONE. NEITHER CAN I.

THAT'S IT. PUNISH ME. SUFFER!

FORGET IT, REECE. WE WON!

YEAH! WHOO!

WE WON!

AAH! AAH!

HEY, DILLON, WHAT A BLOCK, BOY!

I TAUGHT HIM EVERYTHING HE KNOWS.

OH, GOD SAVE ME.

YOU PLAYED A GREAT GAME.

WELL, WE BEAT ST. LUKE'S.

YEAH! THAT WAS THE GRAND PLAN.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

THE OLD-BOY NETWORK GOT TOGETHER AND BOUGHT US A VICTORY, BUT, UH...

THE JOKE'S ON US.

WHAT JOKE?

OH, YOU DIDN'T HEAR THE JOKE?

ALL RIGHT. LET'S HEAR THE JOKE.

TRUE STORY--

LAST WEEKEND THERE WAS A RELIGIOUS REVIVAL AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN.

BISHOP FULTON SHEEN GAVE SUCH A STIRRING ADDRESS THAT AFTERWARDS 10,000 PEOPLE CONVERTED TO CATHOLICISM.

THEN BILLY GRAHAM GOT UP, AND AFTER AN HOUR OF INSPIRED PREACHING, 10,000 PEOPLE CONVERTED TO PROTESTANTISM.

FINALLY, TO END THE PROGRAM, PAT BOONE GOT UP, SANG THERE'S A GOLD MINE IN THE SKY, AND 20,000 JEWS JOINED THE AIR FORCE.

WHAT'S THE MATTER, DAVID, DON'T THE JEWS HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR?

YEAH, IT TURNS OUT OUR GOLDEN BOY HERE IS A LYING, BACK-STABBING KIKE.

YOU KIKE! KIKE!

YOU SON OF A BITCH!

I'LL KILL YOU!

GET THE DOOR. DAMN IT!

COME ON! COME ON!

I DON'T WANT TO FIGHT HIM!

GO AHEAD! DENY IT!

GO AHEAD! DENY IT!

DENY IT! DENY IT!

I DON'T WANT TO FIGHT HIM!

WHY? IT'S TRUE!

IT'S TRUE. HE'S A HEBE!

NO!

OOH!

HEY, COME ON. STOP IT!

UHH!

ALL RIGHT, ENOUGH! COME ON!

NO.


YOU GOING TO KEEP YOUR FACE IN A BOOK THE REST OF THE YEAR?

WHAT DO YOU EXPECT ME TO SAY?

THAT IT'S NO BIG DEAL.

IF THAT'S TRUE, WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME BEFORE?

I MEAN, I'M YOUR ROOMMATE.

YOU NEVER TOLD ME WHAT RELIGION YOU ARE.

A METHODIST.

YOU'RE METHODIST, AND ALL THE TIME I DIDN'T KNOW IT.

THAT'S DIFFERENT.

REALLY? HOW'S IT DIFFERENT?

IT JUST IS. JEWS ARE DIFFERENT.

IT'S NOT LIKE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN METHODISTS AND LUTHERANS.

I MEAN, JEWS...

EVERYTHING ABOUT THEM'S DIFFERENT.

O.K., LET'S GET IT OUT. YOU THINK JEWS ARE DIRT.

COME ON.

IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE LIKE THEM, THEN ADMIT IT TO MY FACE!

SAY JEWS ARE MONEY-GRUBBING--

COME ON!

COME ON. I...

YOU KNOW, THE FIRST DAY I CAME TO THIS PLACE, I THOUGHT I WAS DREAMING.

I KNEW IT WAS ONLY GOING TO BE FOR A YEAR, BUT I THOUGHT, "MAN, WHAT A YEAR."

I'D GET INTO HARVARD.

IT'S NOT EASY WHEN YOU COME FROM PODUNK PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL.

YOU GUYS WERE MY FRIENDS.

WE WERE WINNING GAMES.

I MET SALLY.

I DIDN'T WANT ANYTHING TO MESS IT UP.

I DIDN'T WANT TO BE TOLD THAT I COULDN'T BE A PART OF IT BECAUSE I WAS A JEW, UNDERSTAND?

IT'S HAPPENED BEFORE.

YOU COULD HAVE TOLD US.

IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE.

SURE, REECE.

I KNEW THAT THE FIRST NIGHT I GOT HERE WHEN I HEARD HOW McGIVERN GOT HIS HI-FI.

HE JEWED HIM DOWN.

REMEMBER?

SURE...

IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE.

[BELL RINGS]

ONE MOMENT, PLEASE.

I'VE GRADED YOUR TAKE-HOME TRANSLATIONS.

THEY WEREN'T ALL THAT BAD.

MR. CONNORS, ESPECIALLY, WROTE A NEAR-FLAWLESS TRANSLATION.

OOH! JACK.

I NOTICED, MR. CONNORS, LIKE THE REST OF THE CLASS, YOU SIGNED THE HONOR CODE AGREEMENT.

YEAH?

WHICH INDICATES A PROMISE NOT TO CHEAT IN ANY WAY.

YEAH.

THE USE OF A PUBLISHED TRANSLATION WOULD BE CHEATING, WOULD IT NOT?

I USED ONLY THE DICTIONARY.

IF YOU SAY SO.

YOUR TRANSLATION, HOWEVER, WAS A QUANTUM LEAP OVER YOUR PREVIOUS EFFORTS.

WELL, MAYBE IT'S 'CAUSE YOU'RE SUCH A GREAT TEACHER...SIR.

PICK UP YOUR GRADED PAPERS.


DILLON. DILLON.

AH-JEW!

WOULD YOU GROW UP?

OH, REECE, YOU'RE SO MATURE.

GARCON, PLUS D'EAU, S'IL VOUS PLAIT.

EXCUSE ME. THERE'S NO SALT ON THIS TABLE.

I NEED SALT FOR MY FRUIT.

SOMEONE'S NOT DOING HIS MENIAL JOB.

IT'S SO HARD TO FIND DECENT HELP THESE DAYS.

CAN'T YOU MOVE ANY FASTER?

I'LL SHOW YOU HOW FAST I CAN MOVE!

DAVID, COME ON.

DAVID, COME ON!

IT'S NOT WORTH IT.

IT'S NOT WORTH IT, O.K.?

LOOK, MY NAME IS RICHARD COLLINS.

WHAT'S YOURS, REECE-BERG?

DAVID, I'LL WORK YOUR TABLE.

YOU CAN TAKE MINE, ALL RIGHT?

YOU NEED THIS JOB AS MUCH AS I DO.

COME ON, GREENE. DON'T BLOW IT, O.K.?

ALL RIGHT.

WHAT?

MAN: I'M OPEN!

I'M OPEN! PASS IT UP!

McGOO, PASS IT UP!

HEY!


MAN: LIGHTS OUT!


COWARDS!

[WHISTLE BLOWS]

WOMAN: ALL RIGHT. COME ON!

GO!

GOOD!

O.K., ELCEE.

KEEP KICKING-- GOOD GIRL.

KICK HARDER.

REACH FORWARD, BETSY.

COME ON, NOW. KICK.

ELCEE, NICE GOING!

BETSY, KEEP PULLING.

NICE GOING, ANNE MARIE.

GREAT!

MAY I HELP YOU?

YES, MA'AM. I HAVE TO TALK TO SALLY WHEELER.

SALLY.

YOU HAVE A VISITOR.

[WHISTLE BLOWS]

WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?

YOU WOULDN'T TALK TO ME ON THE PHONE.

SALLY, TAKE THIS DISCUSSION OUTSIDE.

YES, MISS JONES.

DID YOU HAVE TO COME HERE?

I HAD TO HEAR IT FROM YOU.

YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU'VE PUT ME THROUGH.

MY MOTHER DIED.

SHE'S SAYING MY GRANDMOTHER WOULD TURN OVER IN HER GRAVE.

YOU COULD HAVE SAID THAT ON THE PHONE.

MY FRIENDS...JUST KEEP PESTERING ME.

ALL THEY SAY IS, "WHAT'S IT LIKE TO KISS A JEW? DOES HIS..."

GO ON.

"DOES HIS NOSE GET IN THE WAY?"

NICE FRIENDS.

WELL, AT LEAST THEY'RE HONEST.

ALL THAT STUFF YOU TOLD ABOUT LIFE IN SCRANTON?

YOU DIDN'T SAY THE ONE THING YOU SHOULD'VE.

THAT'S NOT RIGHT.

I WAS AFRAID YOU WOULDN'T WANT TO BE WITH ME.

WOULD YOU?

DON'T LOOK AT ME THAT WAY.

IT MAY SURPRISE YOU, BUT YOU'RE NOT THE FIRST JEWISH BOY I'VE MET.

YOU'RE THE FIRST WHO EVER DENIED IT.

I'M THE SAME GUY, SALLY.

I KNOW.

NO, I'M SORRY. IT JUST-- IT CAN'T HAPPEN.

NO! IT CAN'T HAPPEN. IT JUST--

NOT NOW.

YOU LIED TO ME.

I DIDN'T LIE TO YOU!

I LIED TO MY FATHER.

I LIED TO MYSELF.

[WHISTLE BLOWS]

I HAVE TO GET BACK TO PRACTICE.

GO AHEAD.

WOMAN: PULL ALL THE WAY THROUGH TO THE END!

ALL THE WAY THROUGH.

GOOD WORK.


ALL RIGHT, TRUST ACT...

1685. 1686.

JACKIE, SUSPEND CAUSE AND FISSURES.

WHAT ARE YOU ASKING ME?

SUSPEND CAUSE AND FISSURES.

1686.

McGOO, McGOO, DECLARATION...

ALL RIGHT.

I EITHER KNOW THIS STUFF NOW OR I'LL NEVER KNOW IT.

SACK TIME.

OH, MAN.

RIP, YOU SURE YOUR NOTES ARE RIGHT?

YEP. NOW ALL I HAVE TO DO IS REMEMBER THEM.


PLEASE SIGN YOUR REAFFIRMATION OF YOUR HONOR CODE IN THE PLACE PROVIDED.

THIS TEST WILL COMPRISE 30% OF YOUR FINAL GRADE.

YOU MAY BEGIN.


[LIKE SNEEZE] OH, SHIT!

[BELCHES] GOD BLESS YOU.

MAN: SHH!


TIME'S UP, GENTLEMEN.

PAPERS TO THE FRONT.

WELL, THAT WASN'T SO HARD, WAS IT?

WELL, MY, MY, MR. CONNORS, YOU USUALLY DON'T HAVE THIS MUCH TO COMMUNICATE.

UH...

YOU WERE BOUND TO ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS SOONER OR LATER.

DISMISSED, GENTLEMEN.

WHAT'S WITH RIP?

HE MUST HAVE GONE DOWN IN FLAMES.

SURE, AND I GUESS YOU ACED IT, RIGHT?

NATURALLY.

BOOM!

YOU'RE DEAD. YOU ARE DEAD!

YOU ARE A FINK!

CONNORS, YOU JERK! HOLD UP.

HEY, WAIT UP!


BE SEATED, GENTLEMEN.

I REGRET TO ANNOUNCE THAT SOMEONE IN THIS CLASS CHEATED ON YESTERDAY'S EXAM.

EVERYONE SIGNED THE HONOR CODE.

THEREFORE, WE HAVE A RATHER BLEAK SITUATION CONFRONTING US.

TODAY IS SATURDAY.

YOUR NEXT CLASS IS ON MONDAY.

IF THE CHEATER DOES NOT COME FORWARD OR IS NOT IDENTIFIED BY THEN, I WILL BE FORCED TO FAIL THE ENTIRE SECTION.

NEED I REMIND YOU WHAT THAT MEANS?

ISN'T THAT UNFAIR, SIR?

ONLY ONE OF US CHEATED.

WE'VE ALL BEEN DISHONORED BY THIS PERSON.

I WON'T TOLERATE IT.

HOW CAN YOU BE SURE SOMEONE CHEATED?

I'D PREFER TO KEEP THE EVIDENCE TO MYSELF FOR THE TIME BEING.

CAN'T YOU THROW OUT THE OLD TEST AND GIVE US ANOTHER, SIR?

AND PRETEND THAT NO ONE CHEATED?

BUT SOMEONE DID CHEAT.

WHOEVER HAS DONE THIS HAS ROBBED YOU OF YOUR HONOR.

IF I IGNORE IT...

YOU WILL HAVE ROBBED ME OF MINE AS WELL.

I LEAVE IT IN YOUR HANDS, GENTLEMEN.

SOME S.O.B. BETTER ANSWER.

LOOK, SOMEONE MUST HAVE SEEN SOMETHING.

COME ON. AND DO WHAT?

GIERASCH DUMPED IT IN OUR LAPS.

I WORKED MY ASS OFF FOR FOUR YEARS.

BECAUSE OF ONE LIAR MY LIFE'S RUINED?

EASY.

WHOEVER DID THIS, ADMIT TO IT.

YOU CAN'T LET HIM FAIL THE CLASS.

THERE'S TIME.

I WISH I COULD GET IT OUT OF MY MIND, BUT I'VE GOT THIS APPALLING FEELING...

I HAVE A GOOD IDEA WHO DID IT.

MAYBE CONNORS CAN ENLIGHTEN US.

YOU LIKE HAVING TEETH, SPASTIC?

YOU'VE SLACKED OFF.

CLEARY ALL BUT ACCUSED YOU OF CHEAT--

CLEARY'S A SICK SHIT!

SO ARE YOU, YOU FOUR-EYED RUNT.

I'VE BEEN IN MORE TROUBLE THAN ANY OF YOU.

WHEN HAVE I EVER NOT ADMITTED TO SOMETHING?

ADMIT THIS. COME HERE, YOU LITTLE RUNT!

COME HERE!

COME ON! COME ON, JACK!

YOU BASTARDS AREN'T PINNING THIS ON ME.

FINE.

JUST FINE. VERY COOL, McGOO.

I'M SORRY HE'S OFFENDED, BUT THIS CAN RUIN EVERYBODY'S LIVES.

LOOK, WE GOT THREE OF THE PREFECTS HERE, RIGHT?

YOU GUYS GOT TO HANDLE THIS.

LET'S SLEEP ON IT.

WE'LL MEET TOMORROW MORNING IN THE FOUNDERS' ROOM.

WHOEVER'S GUILTY, YOU BETTER THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

DILLON.

[DOOR CLOSES]

WE HAVE TO TALK.

I KNOW IT WAS YOU.

I CAN DESCRIBE THE CRIB SHEET.

THAT'S GIERASCH'S EVIDENCE.

HAVE YOU SEEN IT SINCE YOU USED IT?

IF I CHEATED AND YOU SAW AND DIDN'T REPORT IT, YOU'D BE IN VIOLATION, TOO.

I KNOW, BUT I CAN'T LET THE WHOLE CLASS FAIL.

HE'S BLUFFING. HE WON'T FAIL ANYBODY.

GIERASCH WOULDN'T BLUFF.

DAVID, YOU-- YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND THE WAY IT IS.

A THING LIKE THIS, YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IT CAN DO TO YOU.

MY FAMILY EXPECTS ME TO MEASURE UP TO SOMETHING THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE.

I CAN'T DO IT. I TRY. SET IT STRAIGHT.

DAVID. DAVID? WHAT?

LOOK...

I-I'M BEGGING YOU.

I'M SORRY. I WAS A PRICK.

I WAS A PREJUDICED PRICK.

THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THAT. JUST CONFESS.

ALL RIGHT. ALL RIGHT.

HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT, O.K.?

NOTHING FOR NOTHING, RIGHT?

HOW MUCH FOR YOUR SILENCE?

EITHER YOU TELL HIM OR I DO.

SON OF A BITCH!

WHY DON'T YOU JUST STAY WHERE YOU BELONG?

I GUESS, UM, ALL I WANT TO KNOW IS, UM, HOW MANY THINK I COULD HAVE DONE IT?

YOU SCREWED UP A COUPLE OF ASSIGNMENTS.

YEAH. SO?

WHAT ARE YOU PULLING, C-PLUS?

WHAT ABOUT THIS FRENCH TEST?

CLEARY SAYS HE CHEATED.

IF HE CHEATED BEFORE, WHY WOULDN'T HE CHEAT AGAIN?

CONNORS: I TOLD YOU I DIDN'T CHEAT.

CAN WE BELIEVE YOU? NOBODY'S EVER CHEATED BEFORE.

MAYBE WE SHOULD--

ALL RIGHT, LAY OFF.

IT WASN'T CONNORS.

THIS ISN'T EASY FOR ME TO--TO SAY.

I KNOW IT'LL DISAPPOINT SOME OF YOU, AND I'M SORRY.

I SHOULD HAVE TOLD THE TRUTH YESTERDAY.

I KNOW WHO CHEATED.

WHO?

IT WAS GREENE.

WHAT?

YEAH, GREENE. I SAW HIM DO IT.

YOU'RE A LIAR! I SAW HIM CHEAT.

DON'T SQUIRM. ADMIT IT.

I GAVE HIM THE CHOICE OF CONFESSING.

HEY, COME ON!

I SAW YOU!

GUYS, COME ON!

WORD OF HONOR, I SAW HIM CHEAT.

LET'S GO TO GIERASCH'S OFFICE.

WE'LL TELL HIM THE SITUATION.

SITUATION? I TURNED HIM IN. HE'S DENYING IT.

TELL GIERASCH.

GIERASCH WILL THROW IT BACK AT US.

WE HAVE TO DECIDE.

WOULD YOU BOTH TRUST US TO BE FAIR?

OF COURSE I TRUST THE CLASS.

GREENE? WHY SHOULD HE TRUST US?

WHY SHOULDN'T HE UNLESS HE'S GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE?

DO YOU?

GREENE?

DAVID, DON'T DO IT, ALL RIGHT?

I GOT NO CHOICE, DO I?

IT'S HOW IT'S DONE, RIGHT?

THIS IS THE WAY IT'S ALWAYS BEEN DONE.

ALL RIGHT.

YOU GUYS DECIDE.


LOOK, IT'S ONE GUY'S WORD AGAINST THE OTHER.

MAYBE WE SHOULD GO TO THE HEAD.

WE CAN HANDLE THIS OURSELVES.

LET'S JUST DO IT. WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL?

HAVE WE HEARD FROM EVERYBODY?

DONALD?

I SUBMIT DILLON DIDN'T CHEAT.

WHY NOT?

BECAUSE HE DIDN'T HAVE TO.

HE'S GOING TO BE FIFTH GENERATION AT HARVARD.

NOT SO WITH GREENE.

McGIVERN WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FIFTH GENERATION AT PRINCETON, TOO.

SO?

SO NOTHING'S FOR SURE, McGOO.

LET'S GO OVER THIS AGAIN.

AS I SEE IT, THERE'S AN OBJECTIVE FACT.

ONE'S LIED IN THE PAST, AND ONE HASN'T.

DAVID NEVER LIED ABOUT ANYTHING.

YES, HE DID.

HE LIED ABOUT BEING A JEW.

NO ONE EVER ASKED HIM.

BECAUSE NO ONE HAD ANY IDEA BECAUSE HE LIED.

GIERASCH SAYS THE CRIB SHEET WAS BLOCK-PRINTED.

NO WAY TO TELL WHO WROTE IT.

HE SAID THE REPUTATION OF THE SCHOOL AND THE HONOR CODE'S FUTURE IS ON OUR SHOULDERS.

SCREW THE SCHOOL. WHAT ABOUT US?

THE SCHOOL HAS ITS HONOR, OUR LIVES ARE RUINED.

MY LIFE'S SCREWED IF I DON'T GET INTO YALE.

I NEED MY GRADES.

A SCHOLARSHIP'S ALMOST CERTAIN.

I CAN'T TELL MY FATHER I FAILED HISTORY.

WE BUSTED OUR BUTTS FOR FOUR SOLID YEARS.

NOW ONE PERSON'S KILLING US.

IT'S GOT TO BE GREENE.

RIP, WHAT DO YOU WANT US TO THINK?

I DON'T KNOW.

I MEAN, WHAT'S SO DIFFERENT ABOUT HIM, ANYWAY?

EVERYTHING.

IT'S LIKE MY DAD SAYS ABOUT JEWS--

RIGHT AWAY HE TRIED TO INGRATIATE HIMSELF INTO OUR CROWD. THAT'S BULLSHIT.

HE WANTED IN WITHOUT HAZING OR ANY WORK.

HE WAS A SENIOR.

JESUS, CAN WE KEEP THE JEWISH STUFF OUT OF THIS?

WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT IT BECAUSE HE IS JEWISH, STUPID.

McGOO, YOU'RE A BIGOT. I RESENT THAT.

RESENT ALL YOU WANT, ASSHOLE.

YOU WERE THE FIRST ONE TO START NEEDLING HIM.

HEY! HEY!

I CONFESS.

I ADMIT, YOU KNOW, I'M AN ANTI-SEMITE.

I CRACK JEW JOKES.

I THINK THEY'RE GREEDY, PUSHY...

YOU WANT TO KNOW SOMETHING ELSE, GUYS?

DAVID GREENE'S THE FIRST ONE I'VE MET UP CLOSE.

WHAT'S YOUR POINT, CONNORS?

HE WAS A GOOD GUY.

THAT GUY WOULDN'T CHEAT.

SO YOU THINK DILLON DID?

YEAH, I THINK DILLON CHEATED.

THAT MAKES TWO OF US.

THREE.

I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS.

ME, NEITHER.

YOU WANT TO DUMP DILLON FOR A DIRTY JEW.

IT'S 1 A.M. ARE WE GOING TO DECIDE THIS?

NOT UNLESS WE CAN BE FAIR AND IMPARTIAL.

WHAT'S WITH YOU, REECE?

EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT JEWS ARE LIKE.

HOW MANY DO YOU KNOW, McGOO?

HAD ANY TO YOUR HOUSE?

I ONLY HAVE TO KNOW ONE--

THE GUY WHO TOOK DILLON'S PLACE ON THE TEAM.

SNEAKS OFF WITH DILLON'S GIRL.

STABBED IN THE BACK.

HE'S NOT EVEN PAYING HIS OWN WAY.

WAKE UP, GUYS!

CAN'T YOU SEE WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?

YOU WANT TO NAIL GREENE 'CAUSE HE KNEW HOW YOU FEEL.

IS ANYONE ELSE TIRED OF THIS?

YES. YES.

LET'S JUST VOTE.

HANDS OR SECRET BALLOTS?

ALL: SECRET BALLOTS.

IF WE'RE DOING IT, WE'LL DO IT IN THE OPEN.

ALL: BALLOTS. BALLOTS!


AS HEAD PREFECT, I'VE BEEN ASKED--

IT'S THE FINDING OF THE CLASS--

THE MAJORITY OF THE CLASS--

THAT THE GUILT LIES WITH DAVID GREENE.

MR. GREENE, YOU'RE REQUESTED TO TURN YOURSELF IN TO THE HEADMASTER.

ALL RIGHT.

I'LL HONOR YOUR TRADITIONS.

I'LL GO TO THE HEADMASTER...

AND I'LL LIE.

THANKS, BUD.


GOOD MORNING, MR. GREENE.

WE WERE BEGINNING TO WONDER IF YOU'D CHANGED YOUR MIND.

YOU KNOW WHY I'M HERE?

INDEED.

TO CONFESS TO CHEATING.

THAT'S RIGHT. I CHEATED ON THE HISTORY EXAM.

NO, DAVID.

YOU DID NO SUCH THING.

I SAW DILLON CHEAT.

HE WAS MY ROOMMATE FOR FOUR YEARS.

THANK YOU, MR. VAN KELT.

YOU ARE EXCUSED.

DAVID...

I'M SORRY.

I DID BREAK THE HONOR CODE.

YES. AS DID VAN KELT.

BUT THE HONOR CODE IS A LIVING THING.

IT CANNOT EXIST IN A VACUUM.

WE ABSOLVE YOU BOTH ON THAT ACCOUNT.

MR. DILLON, HOWEVER, IS EXPELLED.

DAVID, YOU REPRESENT THE BEST OF WHAT WE HOPE FOR AT ST. MATTHEW'S.

PLEASE DON'T THINK OF LEAVING.

GOOD.

THEN IT'S SETTLED.

I'D LIKE TO FORGET THIS EVER HAPPENED.

NO, SIR.

YOU'RE NEVER GOING TO FORGET IT HAPPENED, BECAUSE I'M GOING TO STAY, AND EVERY DAY YOU SEE ME, YOU'LL REMEMBER IT HAPPENED.

YOU USED ME FOR FOOTBALL.

I'LL USE YOU TO GET INTO HARVARD.

EXCUSE ME.

YOU KNOW SOMETHING?

I'M STILL GOING TO GET INTO HARVARD.

IN 10 YEARS, NOBODY'S GOING TO REMEMBER ANY OF THIS, BUT YOU'LL STILL BE A GODDAMN JEW.

YOU'LL STILL BE A PRICK.