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Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fifth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' roll. The school's hard-nosed principal is rightly suspicious of Finn's activities. But Finn's roommate remains in the dark about what he's doing.

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Directed by

Richard Linklater

Written by

Mike White (Screenplay)

Runtime

110 minutes

Country

United States of America, Germany

Language

English

Tagline

He just landed the gig of his life: 5th grade.

Cast

Keywords

rock 'n' roll teacher high school rock music rock musician rock band music band music competition contest substitute teacher

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