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PG| 2 hr. 8 min.

Plot Summary
A new English teacher, John Keating (Robin Williams), is introduced to an all-boys preparatory school that is known for its ancient traditions and high standards. He uses unorthodox methods to reach out to his students, who face enormous pressures from their parents and the school. With Keating's help, students Neil Perry (Robert Sean Leonard), Todd Anderson (Ethan Hawke) and others learn to break out of their shells, pursue their dreams and seize the day.

Cast: Robin Williams , Robert Sean Leonard , Ethan Hawke , Josh Charles , Gale Hansen , Dylan Kussman , Allelon Ruggiero , James Waterston

Director: Peter Weir

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Touchstone Home Video

Dead Poets Society (1989)

Release Date: June 2nd, 1989|2 hr. 8 min.

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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • Hurrah! Poetry and passion, comedy and tragedy are fused into one absolutely marvelous affirmation of independent spirit in Dead Poets Society. [2 June 1989, Daily Notebook, p.E1] show more

  • Williams is impressively restrained as well as funny, so fans need not fret. It only means that instead of Good Morning, Preppies, we're given a bittersweet, even eerie Goodbye, Mr. Hip. [2 June 1989, Life, p.1D] show more

  • A refreshing if obvious drama. [9 June 1989, Friday, p.A] show more

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