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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
Lara Flynn Boyle
as Ginny Danburry


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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