PG | | Comedy, Drama
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.
The movie has been described by some - including costar Ethan Hawke - as "One Flew Over the Robin's Nest" ...a loose recollection in which Robin Williams has the Jack Nicholson role, Norman Lloyd has Louise Fletcher's, and Robert Sean Leonard is in Brad Dourif's.
Excrement! That's what I think of Mr. J. Evans Pritchard! We're not laying pipe! We're talking about poetry. How can you describe poetry like American Bandstand? "I like Byron, I give him a 42 but I can't dance to it!"
Owing to the huge popularity of the movie. There was a short movie sequel planned with Todd Anderson following the footsteps of his mentor. But was canceled due to the unavailability of the original cast.
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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