Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society poster
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.

Director: Peter Weir
Writer: Tom Schulman
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
Genre: comedy, drama
Year: 1989
MetaScore: 79/100
ImdbRating: 8.1
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 09 Jun 1989
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 19 wins & 18 nominations.


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Movie Video Clips

My captain - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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My captain
There's a time for daring and there's a time for caution - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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There's a time for daring and there's a time for caution
But only in their dreams can men be truly free - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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But only in their dreams can men be truly free
We don't read and write poetry because it's cute - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
02:14
We don't read and write poetry because it's cute
I'll second that - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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I'll second that
You must strive to find your own voice - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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You must strive to find your own voice
No matter what anybody tells you - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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No matter what anybody tells you
A sweaty toothed madman - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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A sweaty toothed madman
They're not that different from you - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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They're not that different from you
O Captain - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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O Captain
It's not the Bible - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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It's not the Bible
So what are you going to do - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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So what are you going to do
Now we all have a great need for acceptance - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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Now we all have a great need for acceptance
Thank you for playing - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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Thank you for playing
Welton Academy - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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Welton Academy
Carpe diem - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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Carpe diem
Phone call from God - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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Phone call from God
I'm exercising the right not to walk - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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I'm exercising the right not to walk
I just talked to my father - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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I just talked to my father
Congratulations - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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Congratulations
Free thinkers at 17 - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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Free thinkers at 17
We're laughing near you - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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We're laughing near you
I'll try anything once - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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I'll try anything once
Evans Pritchard - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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Evans Pritchard
I always thought the idea of education was to learn to think for yourself - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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I always thought the idea of education was to learn to think...
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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Gather ye rosebuds while ye may
Don't think that I don't know that this assignment scares the hell out of you - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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Don't think that I don't know that this assignment scares...
I was good - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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I was good
That she was thinking about me - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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That she was thinking about me
Don't just walk off the edge like lemmings - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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Don't just walk off the edge like lemmings
And that is - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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And that is
I was the intellectual equivalent of a 98 pound weakling - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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I was the intellectual equivalent of a 98 pound weakling
We're not gonna let you ruin your life - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
02:22
We're not gonna let you ruin your life
At least I won't be disobeying him - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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At least I won't be disobeying him
To the Virgins to Make Much of Time - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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To the Virgins to Make Much of Time
It's a tragedy - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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It's a tragedy
Women swoon - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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Women swoon
Just give me one chance - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
01:28
Just give me one chance
What do you mean 'no' - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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What do you mean 'no'
Business as usual huh - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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Business as usual huh
They made everybody sign it - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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They made everybody sign it
You're in the club - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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You're in the club
Don't you guys miss having girls around here - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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Don't you guys miss having girls around here
Me and Pitts are working on a hi fi system - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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Me and Pitts are working on a hi fi system
I don't have a problem - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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I don't have a problem
You can't be in here - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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You can't be in here
You want me out - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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You want me out
You can't save Keating - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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You can't save Keating
Discipline - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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Discipline
Oh captain - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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Oh captain
And a wise man understands which is called for - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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And a wise man understands which is called for
Sucking the marrow out of life doesn't mean choking on the bone - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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Sucking the marrow out of life doesn't mean choking on the...
The name is Nuwanda - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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The name is Nuwanda
Why do I stand up here - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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Why do I stand up here
This is a battle - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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This is a battle
What are the Four Pillars - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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What are the Four Pillars
We're not laughing at you - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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We're not laughing at you
Time to inherit the earth - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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Time to inherit the earth
Language was developed for one endeavor - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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Language was developed for one endeavor
We're trying very hard to understand why it is that you insist on defying us - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
02:22
We're trying very hard to understand why it is that you...
If I don't ask him - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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If I don't ask him
That's the one - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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That's the one
It's worse than  too bad - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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It's worse than too bad
That there's nothing you can do about it - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
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That there's nothing you can do about it
Next time I see you - screenshot from movie Dead Poets Society
00:11
Next time I see you

Movie Quotes

Movie Cast

John Keating - Robin Williams
Neil Perry - Robert Sean Leonard
Todd Anderson - Ethan Hawke
Knox Overstreet - Josh Charles
Charlie Dalton - Gale Hansen
Richard Cameron - Dylan Kussman
Steven Meeks - Allelon Ruggiero
Gerard Pitts - James Waterston
Mr. Nolan - Norman Lloyd
Mr. Perry - Kurtwood Smith
Mrs. Perry - Carla Belver
McAllister - Leon Pownall
Dr. Hager - George Martin
Chemistry Teacher - Joe Aufiery
Hopkins - Matt Carey
Joe Danburry - Kevin Cooney
Mrs. Danburry - Jane Moore
Ginny Danburry (scenes deleted) - Lara Flynn Boyle
Chet Danburry - Colin Irving
Chris Noel - Alexandra Powers
Directing Teacher - Pamela Burrell
Actor / Fairy - Allison Hedges
Mr. Anderson - John Cunningham
Mrs. Anderson - Debra Mooney
Mr. Dalton - Charles Lord
Lester - Kurt Leitner
Stage Manager - Catherine Soles
Welton Professor - Hoover Sutton
Procession Alumnus - James Donnell Quinn
Welton Vicar - Simon Mein
Phys. Ed. Teacher - Ashton W. Richards
Father of Spaz - Robert Gleason
Dormitory Porter - Bill Rowe
Russell - Keith Snyder
Woodsie - Jason Woody
Senior Student - Andrew Hill
Professor - Joel Fogel
Teacher in Teacher's Room - Newton Gilchrist
Language Teacher - Barry Godin
Mother in Opening Scene - Kate Kearney-Patch
Parent - Nancy Kirk
Theater Patron - Stephen Podolak
Public School Student - Jeffrey Santoro