PG | | Comedy, Drama
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.
To guide his lead actor Robin Williams, Peter Weir called the character "Robin Keating," as he wanted the scripted character to be "shaded with 15 percent of Williams' own off-the-cuff dialogue."
Why do I stand up here? Anybody?
Charlie Dalton: To feel taller!
John Keating: No!
John Keating: Thank you for playing, Mr. Dalton. I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.
The goals used in the soccer practice scene are more modern than what would have been used in 1959.
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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