PG | | Comedy, Drama
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.
Initially, Peter Weir had planned to make Green Card (1990) in 1989, but Gérard Depardieu proved to be unavailable for a full year. Disney studio head Jeffrey Katzenberg suggested to Weir that he should make another film in the intervening year and handed him the script to Dead Poets Society (1989).
Mr. Anderson! Don't think that I don't know that this assignment scares the hell out of you, you mole!
The first meeting of the Dead Poets Society in the cave is at night but there is light through the hole in the ceiling.
TV version shown on USA Network (and released on laserdisc) includes 14 minutes of extra footage not included in the original theatrical release.
$340,456 (USA) (4 June 1989)
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