Dead Poets Society Movie Review 1989

Information and Film Reviews for Dead Poets Society the Movie

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An idealistic English teacher inspires a group of boys in a 1950s' prep school to pursue individuality and creative endeavor, resulting in clashes with school and parental authorities. Williams shows he can master the serious roles as well as the comic with his portrayal of the unorthodox educator. Big boxoffice hit occasionally scripted with a heavy hand in order to elevate the message. The ensemble cast is excellent.

Distribution

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL: http://www.bvhe.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 128 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Prep School, Suicide, Teen Angst, School Daze, Coming of Age, Rebel With a Cause, Dedicated Teachers, Period Piece: 1950s
Screenplay
Tom Schulman
Cast
Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, Josh Charles, Gale Hansen, Kurtwood Smith, James Waterson, Dylan Kussman, Lara Flynn Boyle, Melora Hardin, Alexandra Powers
Cinematography
John Seale
Director
Peter Weir
Music
Maurice Jarre
Producer
Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners IV

Awards

Oscars 1989: Orig. Screenplay; British Acad. 1989: Film; Cesar 1991: Foreign Film.

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