At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.

  1. Tom Schulman

    Author, Screenplay

  2. Peter Weir


Top Billed Cast

  1. Robin Williams

    Robin Williams

    John Keating

  2. Ethan Hawke

    Ethan Hawke

    Todd Anderson

  3. Robert Sean Leonard

    Robert Sean Leonard

    Neil Perry

  4. Gale Hansen

    Gale Hansen

    Charlie Dalton

  5. Josh Charles

    Josh Charles

    Knox Overstreet

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Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society



Status Released

Release Information

  • June 9, 1989


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 8m

Budget $16,400,000.00

Revenue $235,860,116.00

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