In the autumn of 1959, shy Todd Anderson begins his senior year of high school at Welton Academy, an all-male, elite prep school. He is assigned one of Welton's most promising students, Neil Perry, as his roommate and is quickly accepted by Neil's friends: Knox Overstreet, Richard Cameron, Steven Meeks, Gerard Pitts, and Charlie Dalton. On the first day of classes, they are surprised by the unorthodox teaching methods of the new English teacher John Keating, a Welton alumnus who encourages his students to "make your lives extraordinary", a sentiment he summarizes with the Latin expression carpe diem. Subsequent lessons include having them take turns standing on his desk to teach the boys how they must look at life in a different way, telling them to rip out the introduction of their poetry books which explains a mathematical formula used for rating poetry, and inviting them to make up their own style of walking in a courtyard to encourage them to be individuals. His methods attract the attention of strict headmaster Gale Nolan. Read more on Wikipedia.
|Produced By:||Steven Haft, Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas, Duncan Henderson|
|Directed By:||Peter Weir|
|Written By:||Tom Schulman|
|Cast:||Keith Snyder, Lara Flynn Boyle, Josh Charles, Nicholas K. Gilhool, Ethan Hawke, James R. Stoddard, George Martin, Kevin Cooney, Kate Kearney-Patch, Allelon Ruggiero, Norman Lloyd, Colin Irving, James Waterston, Joel Fogel, Pamela Burrell, James Donnell Quinn, James J. Christy, Jamie Kennedy, Alan Pottinger, Melora Walters, Debra Mooney, Robin Williams, Barry Godin, Matt Carey, Kurtwood Smith, John Cunningham, Joe Aufiery, Jane Moore, Welker White, Alexandra Powers, Gale Hansen, Dylan Kussman, Carla Belver, Kurt Leitner, Robert Sean Leonard, Leon Pownall|
|In Theaters:||Jun 09, 1989|
|Runtime:||2 hours 8 minutes|
|Production:||Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners IV, A Steven Haft Production|