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Dead Poets Society
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Peter Weir
Produced by Steven Haft
Paul Junger Witt
Tony Thomas
Written by Tom Schulman
Starring Robin Williams
Music by Maurice Jarre
Cinematography John Seale
Editing by William M. Anderson
Studio Touchstone Pictures
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Release date(s) June 2, 1989 (1989-06-02)
Running time 128 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $16.4 million
Money made $235,860,116

Dead Poets Society is a 1989 American drama movie directed by Peter Weir and starring Robin Williams.

It is set at the conservative and aristocratic Welton Academy in Vermont in 1959, it tells the story of an English teacher who inspires his students through his teaching of poetry. The movie was critically acclaimed and was nominated for many awards.

The script was written by Tom Schulman. It is based on his life at the Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee. Filming took place at St. Andrew's School in Middletown, Delaware.

Cast

  • Robin Williams as John Keating
  • Robert Sean Leonard as Neil Perry
  • Ethan Hawke as Todd Anderson
  • Josh Charles as Knox Overstreet
  • Gale Hansen as Charlie Dalton
  • Norman Lloyd as Headmaster Gale Nolan
  • Kurtwood Smith as Mr. Perry
  • Dylan Kussman as Richard Cameron
  • James Waterston as Gerard Pitts
  • Allelon Ruggiero as Stephen Meeks
  • Leon Pownall as McAllister
  • Alexandra Powers as Chris Noel
  • Kevin Cooney as Joe Danburry
  • Welker White as Tina
  • Debra Mooney as Mrs. Anderson
  • George Martin as Dr. Hager

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