Painfully shy Todd Anderson has been sent to the school where his popular older brother was valedictorian. His roommate, Neil Perry, although exceedingly bright and popular, is very much under the thumb of his overbearing father. The two, along with their other friends, meet Professor Keating, their new English teacher, who tells them of the Dead Poets Society, and encourages them to go against the status quo. Each does so in his own way, and is changed for life.Written by
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Mel Gibson was originally slated to play John Keating when Jeff Kanew took the director's chair. Gibson demanded too much money and was turned down. Gibson had worked with Peter Weir twice before on Gallipoli and The Year of Living Dangerously. See more »
Although set in 1959, the chemistry textbook the students use, "Chemistry: A Modern Course" by Robert Smoot, is copyrighted 1987. See more »
Chris, you can't be in here. If they catch you, we're both gonna be in big trouble.
Oh, but it's fine...
Shh, sh, Chris...
Oh, but it's fine for you to come barging into my school and make a complete fool out of me?
I didn't mean to make a fool out of you.
Well, you did; Chet found out, and it took everything I could do to keep him from coming out here and killing you. Knox, you have got to stop this stuff!
I can't, Chris; I love you.
Knox, you say that over and over; you don't - you don't even know ...
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TV version shown on USA Network (and released on laserdisc) includes 14 minutes of extra footage not included in the original theatrical release. See more »
There's so much good about this movie. The first time I saw it I watched it solely for plot and I loved it. Now I've seen it again and watched Peter Weir's filming and timing which is also great. Robin Williams is a terrific actor when he's serious. He proved it in Good Will Hunting but he proved it first here. If you liked that movie and your liking it had something to do with Williams than you will like this one. The plot is about a number of students who are taught by Williams about life. They are taught how to enjoy themselves. This ends up causing great controversy among the heads of the school. The students are terrific and even the dialogue is great. This is a movie that I can't imagine anyone not liking. It is good in every way.
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