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Dead Poets Society
- Robin Williams

Overview - An unconventional New England prep school teacher inspires his students with poetry and encourages them to embrace life. Academy Award Nominations: 4, including Best Picture, Best Actor--Robin Williams, Best (Original) Screenplay. Academy Awards: Best Original Screenplay.  Read more...

 
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Overview

An unconventional New England prep school teacher inspires his students with poetry and encourages them to embrace life. Academy Award Nominations: 4, including Best Picture, Best Actor--Robin Williams, Best (Original) Screenplay. Academy Awards: Best Original Screenplay.

Awards:
1989 - Academy Awards - Best Original Screenplay Winner

Cast List

Josh Charles - American actor, SPORTS NIGHT
Allelon Ruggiero - Supporting Actor
Tom Schulman
Dylan Kussman - American Supporting Actor
Robin Williams - American actor/comedian
Ray D. Tutto - American actor/comedian
Marty Fromage - American actor/comedian
Kurtwood Smith - Star, HARD SCRAMBLED (2006)
George Martin - American Supporting Actor
Norman Lloyd - American Character Actor
Peter Weir - Director/screenwriter
Gale Hansen - American Supporting Actor
Ethan Hawke - American actor, REALITY BITES, TRAINING DAY
James Waterston - Supporting Actor
Jamie Waterston - Supporting Actor
Robert Sean Leonard - American Actor

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 129
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 786936239911
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)
  • Release Date: June 2015

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Campus Life
Coming Of Age
Teenage
Personal Triumph
Recommended
Theatrical Release
Essential Cinema

 
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Notes:
Budget estimate $16.4 million. Color by DuArt. Shot on location at St. Andrew's School in Middletown and New Castle, Delaware. Began shooting November 14, 1988; Completed shooting January 15, 1989. Released theatrically in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Toronto June 2, 1989; Wide release in USA June 9, 1989. Released on video March 28, 1990. Shown at the 1989 Venice Film Festival and Tokyo International Film Festival. Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification.

Reviews:
"...[Williams's performance] pulls together Peter Weir's mystical paean to youthful spirit..." -- Rating: B - 03/12/1999 Entertainment Weekly, p.72


"...[Williams gives an] exceptionally fine performance....Some very good performances from the younger actors [as well]..." - 06/02/1989 New York Times, p.C8


"...[The film has] a gorgeous look and smashing rhythms....THE DEAD POETS SOCIETY commands respect and affection..." - 06/02/1989 Los Angeles Times, p.C1

 
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