• Rushmore (1999)


Release Date: February 5th, 1999

DVD Release Date: June 29th, 1999

R |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

When a beautiful first-grade teacher (Olivia Williams) arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max (Jason Schwartzman), who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father (Bill Murray) of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, the situation soon gets complicated when Max's new friend becomes involved with her, setting the two pals against one another in a war for her attention.

Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams, Seymour Cassel, Brian Cox, Mason Gamble, Sara Tanaka, Stephen McCole

Director: Wes Anderson

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures, American Empirical Pictures

Distributors: Touchstone Pictures

Keywords: 1990s, Heartwarming, Growing up, Deception, House, Father, Hospital, Forbidden love, Friend

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    It's the funniest, saddest performance of the year in a film of uncompromising wit and heart. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    With its dry, throwaway humor and constant stream of chuckles, it creates its own category of stealth comedy. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    One of the great things about this unpredictable, exhilaratingly goofy fable is how it shows that even the clueless - and the tragically morose - have a shot at redemption. show more

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture