PG-13 | | Drama
An idealistic prep school teacher attempts to redeem an incorrigible student.
Kevin Kline's character, William Hundert, is modeled after Robert Nowe, a classical history teacher at Town School for Boys in San Francisco, who inspired the short story on which the film is based.
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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