Dead Poets Society
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
Released: 09 Jun 1989
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 19 wins & 18 nominations.
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There's a time for daring and there's a...
But only in their dreams can men be...
We don't read and write poetry because...
I'll second that
You must strive to find your own voice
No matter what anybody tells you
A sweaty toothed madman
They're not that different from you
What's going on
It's not the Bible
So what are you going to do
Now we all have a great need for...
Thank you for playing
And the casualties could be your hearts...
Phone call from God
I'm exercising the right not to walk
I just talked to my father
Free thinkers at 17
We're laughing near you
I'll try anything once
I always thought the idea of education...
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may
Don't think that I don't know that this...
I was good
That she was thinking about me
Don't just walk off the edge like...
And that is
I was the intellectual equivalent of a...
We're not gonna let you ruin your life
At least I won't be disobeying him
To the Virgins to Make Much of Time
It's a tragedy
That wouldn't be a radio in your lap
Just give me one chance
What do you mean 'no'
Business as usual huh
They made everybody sign it
You're in the club
Don't you guys miss having girls around...
Me and Pitts are working on a hi fi...
I don't have a problem
You can't be in here
You want me out
You can't save Keating
And a wise man understands which is...
Sucking the marrow out of life doesn't...
The name is Nuwanda
Why do I stand up here
This is a battle
What are the Four Pillars
We're not laughing at you
Time to inherit the earth
Language was developed for one endeavor
We're trying very hard to understand why...
If I don't ask him
That's the one
It's worse than too bad
That there's nothing you can do about it
You really have a problem with that
Next time I see you
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
Gloria - Melora Walters
Tina - Welker White
Steve - Steve Mathios
Bubba - Alan Pottinger
Directing Teacher - Pamela Burrell
Actor / Fairy - Allison Hedges
Titania - Christine D'Ercole
Mr. Anderson - John Cunningham
Mrs. Anderson - Debra Mooney
Bagpiper - John Martin Bradley
Mr. Dalton - Charles Lord
Lester - Kurt Leitner
Stick - Richard Stites
Spaz - James J. Christy
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
Beans - Robert J. Zigler III
Russell - Keith Snyder
Shroom - Nicholas K. Gilhool
Jonas - Jonas Stiklorius
Dewey - Craig Johnson
Ace - Chris Hull
Woodsie - Jason Woody
Sam - Sam Stegeman
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
Father - James R. Stoddard