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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."

katrina_charlton shared a tip "Different"

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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."

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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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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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amy_lynn_8375 shared a tip "Inspiring!"

karla_parker shared a tip "Prepare to cry."

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

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

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maudanvers shared a tip "Its soo beautiful! Made me cry a lot tho"

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ani_g shared a tip "One of my favorite movies"

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gordon_scobie shared a tip "⚡NUWANDA FOREVER⚡"

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chaeyul shared a tip "Great movie if you like The Perks Of Being A Wallflower!"

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

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

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

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billie_cobain shared a tip "Carpe Diem, oh captain my captain!"

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stephanie_sivells shared a tip "Can't miss"

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mark_guidry shared a tip "Top notch"

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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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kyle_dutson shared a tip "I loved this movie. It was so good. What other ones are like this gem?"

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kami_rose_4793 shared a tip "Love this movie!! #OhCaptainMyCaptain"

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robert_myatt shared a tip "A heart-breaking film that manage to show off just how talented Robin Williams is."

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gie shared a tip "my most favorite movie of all time"

jenny_kendrick shared a tip "This is how I developed a crush on Josh Charles."

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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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dawn_nofzinger shared a tip "Robin Williams!"

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richele_pearson shared a tip "Amazing movie EVER!! Deep in so many ways and very emotional!"

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adamaris_chacon shared a tip "it’s an amazing movie, i’ll probably never get over it, anyone that hasn’t watched it yet should."

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connie_schroth shared a tip "An excellent movie. Love Robin Williams"

m._920 shared a tip "I think the 'carpe diem' scene is very inspiring. It's a good message."

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suzana_d. shared a tip "It’s such a great movie, but dang does it make you cry"

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quoted1207 shared a tip "Tears, my friends. Tears."

april_brown_639 shared a tip "Robin Williams was amazing in this. While this is a depressing moving. It is good."

beth_cave shared a tip "One of Robin Williams finest performances. Outstanding cast, #tearjerker #drama"

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

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

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

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

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jenny_lohr shared a tip "It's wonderful. Also my 16 year old daughter's favorite movie!"

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anna_carpenter_918 shared a tip "My absolute favorite movie of all time."

anna_grace_2869 shared a tip "Stardust!"

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jadanagberi shared a tip "neil and todd had me in shambles for weeks after...yeah"

karmen_larson shared a tip "Freedom Writers, Mr. Holland's Opus, Good Will Hunting, Pay It Forward"

karmen_larson shared a tip "Good Will Hunting, Pay It Forward, Freedom Writers, Mr. Holland's Opus"

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Leigha_J shared a tip "Watched it at school and it made me cry"

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Dead_Poet shared a tip "This movie is perfect to watch anytime! Words can’t describe how much I love it!"

laurescent_4021 shared a tip "Tristan and Isolde! What's yours?"

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syd_g_6752 shared a tip "Changed my life and made me actually want to learn and enjoy learning."

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stephanie_thompson_2100 shared a tip "My all time favorite movie!"

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moonyy shared a tip "there’s too many 😭 this one, harry potter, la la land, luca, 10 things i hate about you and many more"

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hannah_minchew shared a tip "It give off wonderful memories of friendship as a teenager! While still having funny and sad moments."

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mario_794 shared a tip "Fantastic. Great performance by Williams. Good will hunting is a great one too with him"

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richard_5034 shared a tip "Robin Williams never made a bad movie. This was one of the greats"

redwing_rebel shared a tip "I loved all the literature used in the film, as well as the character of the teacher."

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whitney_goodsite shared a tip "one of my all time favorite films. it’s intelligent, inspiring, heartbreaking & beautiful."

lindsay_carstairs shared a tip "Comfort movie and such a great film"

dallas_core shared a tip "Super nostalgic and inspiring! Robin Williams is never a disappointment"

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leah_8 shared a tip "Todd and Neil 😁😁😁"

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AdrianaBr shared a tip "Any dark academic who hasn’t seen this? I don’t think so…"

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zardoz_myrh shared a tip "It's a great Robin Williams venue and it shows what free thinkers have to face with people who are stuck in stupidity"

nicole_grasty shared a tip "This is a wonderful movie that is moving and timeless"

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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aniko_tr shared a tip "👍👍"

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

argent_witch shared a tip "10/10"

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

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stan_satan shared a tip "oh captain my captain"

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

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jessmichelle shared a tip "Perfect performance by Robin Williams"

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

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josh_henderson shared a tip "It’s a classic"

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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."

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scott_davis_6926 shared a tip "Inspirational."

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

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tara_ho shared a tip "Poignant"

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bobbie_webb shared a tip "William Blake"

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bobbie_webb shared a tip "William Blake wrote “We are put on this earth a little faith, that we may learn to bear the beams of love."

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linda_borg shared a tip "Excellent Robin Williams movie. Feel good drama. He’s also excellent in Good Will Hunting and Patch Adams!"

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katie_johnson_8920 shared a tip "FREEDOM OF SPEECH"

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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"

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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!"

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"

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cirrus_macleod shared a tip "Hulu 1/1"

camdyn_3586 shared a tip "@ohjeezmeg yes! Absolutely"

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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."

brooklyn_petrosso shared a tip "Love it !!!"

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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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."

tetchjan_simpson shared a tip "A classic coming if age atory"

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sandy_beeson_2484 shared a tip "It's a great movie!"

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soda_boy shared a tip "I absolutely loved this movie. I’ve been obsessing over it ever since I watched it. I 100% recommend!!!!"

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olivia_rodgers shared a tip "one of my favs"

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naliiii shared a tip "Beautiful! Absolutely heart wrenchingly beautiful and sad and omg would 100% watch multiple times"

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jack_ara shared a tip "Achingly accurate depiction of the school system"

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awesome_user_941919 shared a tip "I loved the movie, but it was sad."

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jacqueline_caldwell_9967 shared a tip "Such a great movie!!"

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