PG | | Comedy, Drama
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.
Writer Tom Schulman's script was partly based on his own experiences at Montgomery Bell Academy, an all-boys preparatory school he attended in Nashville, Tennessee, and his professor there, Samuel F. Pickering Jr.
That wouldn't be a radio in your lap, would it, Mr. Pitts?
Gerard Pitts: No, sir, science experiment... Radar!
At the studying group scene, Neil is wearing glasses. After Knox's arrival, there is no more trace of Neil's glasses.
(Foreshadowing) In the scene in the hall where Keating speaks of Carpe Diem; he tells the boys that one day each of them will "..stop breathing, turn cold and die". When he says this line, Robert Shawn Leonard's character is in frame. This predicts his death.
$340,456 (USA) (4 June 1989)
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