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.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 128 minutes.

Cast and Crew

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


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

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