PG-13 | | Comedy, Music
After being kicked out of his rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of an uptight elementary private school, only to try and turn his class into a rock band.
Richard Linklater only agreed to direct if the kids played their own instruments.
Come on, this project is called "Rock Band"! I'm talking about bands that *rock*. Led Zeppelin!
Dewey Finn: Don't tell me you guys have never gotten the Led out. Jimmy Page? Robert Plant? Ring any bells? What about Sabbath?
Dewey Finn: AC/DC? Mötorhead?
Dewey Finn: Ugh, what do they ...
At the end of the film Summer is seen entering Dewey's building wearing a blue, tight-knit ski cap, but when she enters his apartment she's swearing a purple, loose-knit one.
The first few opening credits are on a guy's jacket and various posters in a rock club.
In the theatrical version of the film, the performance by School of Rock during the end credits is changed. Originally, after several solos, Dewey tells Katie she does not get one, as bassists don't get solos and that's just how it works. This was changed for the DVD and TV versions: Dewey does not tell Katie that bassists don't get solos and she does not assume she gets one anyhow.
$19,622,714 5 October 2003