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Dead Poets Society (1989)

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At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.

Director: Peter Weir
Writer: Tom Schulman

Release Date: 1989-06-02
Status: Released
Run time: 128 min / 2:8
Budget: $16,400,000
Revenue: $235,860,116
Production Companies : Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners IV
Production Country: United States of America
Release Date: 1989-06-02
Status: Released
Run time: 128 min / 2:8
Budget: $16,400,000
Revenue: $235,860,116

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Robin Williams
as John Keating
Ethan Hawke
as Todd Anderson
Robert Sean Leonard
as Neil Perry
Gale Hansen
as Charlie Dalton
Josh Charles
as Knox Overstreet
Dylan Kussman
as Richard Cameron
Allelon Ruggiero
as Steven Meeks
James Waterston
as Gerard Pitts
Norman Lloyd
as Mr. Nolan
Kurtwood Smith
as Mr. Perry
Carla Belver
as Mrs. Perry
Leon Pownall
as McAllister
George Martin
as Dr. Hager
Alexandra Powers
as Chris Noel
Melora Walters
as Gloria


Directing Peter Weir Director
Writing Tom Schulman Author
Camera John Seale Director of Photography
Sound Maurice Jarre Original Music Composer
Editing William M. Anderson Editor
Production Steven Haft Producer
Production Paul Junger Witt Producer
Production Tony Thomas Producer
Production Howard Feuer Casting
Art Wendy Stites Production Design
Writing Tom Schulman Screenplay

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  • "Dead Poets Society" is a collection of pious platitudes masquerading as a courageous stand in favor of something: doing your own thing, I think. It's about an inspirational, unconventional English teacher and his students at "the best prep school in America" and how he challenges them to question ...

  • Dead Poets Society is one of those rare films that rely on a wonderful script to tell its story. This is the finest film from director Peter Weir, who uses simple elements to tell a memorable story.

  • Dead Poets Society is a thoroughly moving, and inspiring film from Peter Weir, who is definitely one of the most under rated directors around. This movie is in the same vein as "A Separate Peace", in the sense of setting, and in the general coming of age story line.

  • Despite Robin William's fine (if a tad cloying) performance, Dead Poets Society belongs to the boys, and the ensemble cast of young male actors (including Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, and Robert Sean Leonard) is up to the task. The movie also has a spell-casting ambiance, especially in the cave scenes.

  • Read the Empire review of Dead Poets Society. Find out everything you need to know about the film from the world's biggest movie destination.

  • With greater maturity and experience than when I first saw this movie in the box office, I now consider Dead Poets Society the best of the best. It is so insightful and intelligent. In my view, this is the best role ever for Robin Williams - true to his real character and struggle in life.

  • "Dead Poets Society" is simply a fantastic drama, with a legendary lead performance from the always quotable Robin Williams and a strong central message about the importance of free thinking and artistic expression.

  • Dead Poets Society is an idealistic film and it's hard not to feel a wave of affection now for Williams when he recites to his students the lines: 'Gather ye rosebuds while ye may/ Old Time is ...

  • Dead Poets Society teaches us to resolve to lead lives of passion and conviction, mindful of the fact that in the story of our lives the script is ours to write, but the ending has long been ...

  • The 1989 film “Dead Poets Society,” directed by Peter Weir, was full of the same “carpe diem” hokum and misty uplift. But it had the saving grace of the performance by Robin Williams ...