The Faculty (1998)

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Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences.

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26 December 1998 | mkultra
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| positive review with caveats
It's a Robert Rodriguez film. It's a Kevin Williamson screenplay. You already know that it's in the same vein as'Bodysnatchers,' etc. Anybody who *doesn't* know this but saw and enjoyed the Scream flicks or the "I Know ..." movies is likely to enjoy this.

No, it doesn't really have the same underlying Red Scare theme of the original Bodysnatchers (or Arthur Miller's Crucible), although it *is* about what every modern high school movie seems to be about: how much their presumed roles imposed on teens makes their lives painful, and how great it is to unleash those strictures. Sure, it's not Bergman, but who really expects haute couture from a sci-fi horror flick? Oh, and any 'homophobia' attributed to the movie (as opposed to some of its high school student characters, just as occurs in real life) is questionable at best.

"The Faculty" is no more and no less than another entry in 'new geek cinema,' slightly more intelligent and self-referential than your standard SCI-FI Network fare. Appreciated on its own terms, or anything close to them, it's a lot of fun!

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Trivia

Zekes revolver is a Colt Detective Special.


Quotes

Coach Willis: You got to pick up the line. God damn it! Get off the fucking field you limp ass blow jobs!


Goofs

(at around 1h 3 mins) Zeke places a paper towel over Oscar vertically, but when seen from another angle, he is placing the towel horizontal.


Crazy Credits

During the cast pictures at the end, the science teacher who was 'killed' in the film is shown very much alive with a patch over his eyes and bandages over his fingers.


Alternate Versions

Trailers include several scenes not present in the final theatrical release:

  • Piper Laurie's character breaks the glass of a door;
  • Casey tosses a chair at Mr. Furlong when he attacks the students in class;
  • after Mr. Furlong's death, Casey looks out the window and Stokely asks the question "Isn't this usually the point where someone says 'let's get the hell out of here'?". Casey responds instead of Stan.
  • Gabe says "This is some weird shit."
  • Coach Willis pops up behind Delilah in a stall in the girls' bathroom.
  • One of the teacher's finger turns into a tentacle while holding a coffee cup.
  • Coach Willis yelling: "There's no way to run!"
  • Coach Willis locking a door or a gate and then saying:"Now We're gonna have some fun!"
  • Mr. Tate holding up Venus and sticking her to the wall & then saying: "Where are your friends?"


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Medication
Written by
Garbage
Performed by Garbage
Courtesy of Almo Sounds, Inc. (for North America), Mushroom Records B.V. (for World excluding North America)

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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