PG-13 | | Drama
An idealistic prep school teacher attempts to redeem an incorrigible student.
Ethan Canin, author of "The Palace Thief" (upon which the movie is based), appears as one of the board members around the table during Hundert's meeting with the school's board of directors. He is seated on the chairman's right during the meeting.
Is everything okay, sir?
William Hundert: Fine, thank you. Here.
William Hundert: Let me, uh...
Valet: That's not necessary, sir.
William Hundert: As I've gotten older, I realize I'm certain of only two things. Days that begin with rowing on a lake are better than days that do not. Second, a man's ...
Sedgewick has an image of a smiley face with a gunshot wound in its forehead displayed in his room in the mid-1970s; the bloodied smiley face did not become popularized until the late 1980s.
$3,846,780 (USA) (24 November 2002)
$14,060,950 (USA) (26 January 2003)
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