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At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.

MPAA Rating PG

Status Released

Release Date 1989-06-02

Runtime 128 minutes

Budget $16m

Revenue $0.2b


TMDB 8.3


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Lisamorris shared a tip "Oh captain my captain! Robin Williams is really masterful in this role."

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beadzombie shared a tip "Wonderfully inspiring."

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non_wor shared a tip "This is why I cry."

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caviarmy shared a tip "Required viewing for teenagers."

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meghei shared a tip "Melancholy and tragic but beautiful all the same."

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teampurdue shared a tip "Best movie you may ever watch"

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drake_lloyd shared a tip "Too good. Enjoy life and push those around you to enjoy it in the way they love."

katrina_charlton shared a tip "Different"

kim_hasty shared a tip "Awesome, no matter what I love Robin Williams."

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nancy_smith shared a tip "And I never thought Robin Williams would be in a movie that made me cry? I miss him so."

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nancy_smith shared a tip "Robin Williams not in a comedy but still wonderful in the lead."

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gordon_scobie shared a tip "⚡NUWANDA FOREVER⚡"

christina_paz shared a tip "This movie was a great movie with a great lesson"

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ani_g shared a tip "One of my favorite movies"

karla_parker shared a tip "Prepare to cry."

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afronza shared a tip "Inspirational and heartbreaking tale of bravery to defy the institution. Carpe Diem!!"

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jefe shared a tip "Really good movie! Especially if you're a Robin Williams fan."

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aaron_breitbarth shared a tip "A bittersweet 90's adaptation of "Goodbye, Mr. Chips""

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kristina_duncan shared a tip "The end of this one makes me cry. An all around amazing movie."

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darrin_domoney shared a tip "It has Robin Williams so you know it will be great."

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stephanie_sivells shared a tip "Can't miss"

claire_laubacher shared a tip "Such a feel good movie :)"

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amy_lynn_8375 shared a tip "Inspiring!"

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mark_guidry shared a tip "Top notch"

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jim_hancock shared a tip "If this movie doesn’t touch your heart, you may not have one!"

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amy_brierley shared a tip "Perfect blend of comedy AND tragedy. Plus, Robin you know it's gonna be amazing! Probably my favorite film EVER!"

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stan_satan shared a tip "oh captain my captain"

catherine_murray shared a tip "This is one of the most beautiful films I have ever seen— one of my all-time favorites"

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scott_davis_6926 shared a tip "Inspirational."

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sunsh1ne shared a tip "Meaningful. Classic. Love it."

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anass_nasr shared a tip "Of course, Kleinbaum at her peak, you will probably enjoy "The keeper of Dawn" have you ever read it?"

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reinette_kent shared a tip "Also in my top 5 of all time!!!"

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aniko_tr shared a tip "👍👍"

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shelli_dsouza shared a tip "EXCELLENT!! MUST WATCH!!!!"

argent_witch shared a tip "10/10"

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alexis_rieck shared a tip "Such an amazing movie. It will change your life."

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travis_scott_3693 shared a tip "Perfect acting and story line. A must for all ages."

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claire_alpern_meidr shared a tip "Never gets old. Beautifully, beautifully done."

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trinadi_norris shared a tip "We not gon’ act like this film isn’t queer coded."

michael_robbins shared a tip "Great movie and inspirational, although tragic. Reminds us all the power of the words we write and speak"

linda_welch_8097 shared a tip ""Don't just drop off the edge like lemmings! Look around while you're up there!""

kevin_4038 shared a tip "My captain my captain"

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zachary_washburn_6053 shared a tip "Anything Robin Williams you shouldn't have to ask"

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anita_rao_1715 shared a tip "When Robin Williams teaches the boys that poetry is one of ways into a women's heart."

camdyn_3586 shared a tip "@ohjeezmeg yes! Absolutely"

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sarah_ellefson shared a tip "My favorite move! It’s so good"

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jessmichelle shared a tip "Perfect performance by Robin Williams"

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susan_boyd_7205 shared a tip "It's been a while since I have seen, but I love the scene when they stand on the desks saying good bye."

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josh_henderson shared a tip "It’s a classic"

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jessica_judd shared a tip "I love this movie! I first watched it back in high school in my English class."

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john_martiny shared a tip "Can never get enough Robin Williams"

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wesley_stevens shared a tip "Carpe Diem!"

vaccumseals shared a tip "Highly recommend"

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jollie2409_jollie24 shared a tip ""Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.""

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jollie2409_jollie24 shared a tip "I think every single sentence (particularly those said by the professor) could be some inspiring and great quotes."

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aaron_richard_2760 shared a tip "Probably my favorite movie of all time. Really makes you miss Robin Williams"

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alysha_dyck shared a tip "I watched this at school in ELA and loved it! Really good movie. RIP Robin Williams😢"

ck_just_tap shared a tip "The perfect movie on the meaning of life"

kate.s shared a tip "Beautiful movie that makes you think. I cried but in a good way. #drama #tearjerkers #ilove #beautiful"

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mariah_rushton shared a tip "Had to watch it for school."

sage_brown shared a tip "niel and todd 🥺 this is one of my comfort movies cause theyre just so sjdjsjhsfbdbbd also robon williams so yeah"

brooklyn_petrosso shared a tip "Love it !!!"

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mestopresto shared a tip "This movie feels really good. Hits hard every time."

katherine_abalos_9666 shared a tip "I knew nothing about this movie except that it was amazing. Really wish I had had my tissues nearby."

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