Knights and Emeralds (1986)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Teen Movie  |   Release Date - Mar 6, 1987 (USA)  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

In a gritty teen drama-comedy about racial tensions and high school competition, Christopher Wild stars as Kevin, the son of a white racist who goes against his father's prejudices by making friends with many black kids at school. The blacks have a band and majorette corps called the Crusaders that are blessed with talent but not much discipline. The white kids at school have their own marching band called the Knights, and Kevin is a hot-shot drummer for this otherwise pretty awful group of musicians. The Knights team up with the gorgeous majorette troupe known as the Emeralds and get ready for the big up-coming competition. Kevin gets invited by the Crusaders' conga drummer Melissa (Beverley Hills) to come practice with them and from those simple beginnings, he is caught up in a new romance and racial biases all at the same time.



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