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Dead Poets' Society (1989) Movie Information

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Peter Weir


Ethan Hawke
Robin Williams
Robert Sean Leonard
Josh Charles
Dylan Kussman
Gale Hansen





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A English Teacher convinces his students to love poetry and invites them into a secret club where they can read poetry and express themselves in a manly way.

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Ivana 04/13/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Carpe Diem: seize the moment. This interesting film is an exciting mirror in search of deeper unser inviting experience, watch, find peace within ourselves and not in external things and be free. A markable reflection on the influence of the educational system on potential repressed, using poetry and outstanding dialogues. One of my favorite quotes: "We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for." A highly recommended film.

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Yojimbo 05/26/2012 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

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Feelgood melodrama starring a thankfully more restrained Robin Williams. Rather over-rated because of it's reliance on cliches and a liberal dose of schmaltz; the whole "Aye my captain" nonsense just looks ridiculous.

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Snoogans 04/15/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Good story, good cast. An affectionate drama for teens and young adults. I have to give it extra points for it's more meaningful portrayal of college age adolescents. Thoughtful and inspirational.

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Gabe 01/17/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A good movie all-around. Robin Williams is great in what would be a career defining role. But, it was lacking the certain something, I just can't quite put my finger on it. I wish the charcters would've taken a stand sooner, but I think that was the point of this film. That stand wasn't going to happen until the last scene. But, check this one out.

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mitchellyoung 01/10/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Robin Williams shines in his role as a down-to-earth and caring teacher, trying to see his pupils recapture a love for learning in a very strict school. The film features many inspiring moments and a solid balance between the poignant and the uplifting. A true classic.

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Dead Poets Society review

Viewing this film the second time around have changed my views about my rating. A group of friends who were influenced by the methods of John Keating (Robin Williams) form the Dead Poets Society: Neil Perry (Robert Sean Leonard), Todd Anderson (Ethan Hawke), Knox Overstreet (Josh Charles), Charlie Dalton (Gale Hansen), Richard Cameron (Dylan Kussman), Steven Meeks (Allelon Ruggiero), and Gerard Pitts (James Waterston). Good cast with an impressive performance from Robin Williams. The movie has elegant cinematography and an intellectual screenplay. One of the inspiring films that makes sense that deals with peer pressure, friendship, free thinking and morality (the school system being its biggest antagonist). Some memorable quotes: John Keating - "There's a time for daring and there's...

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