About

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.

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Directed by

Peter Weir

Written by

Tom Schulman (Screenplay)

Runtime

128 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

He was their inspiration. He made their lives extraordinary.

Cast

Keywords

friendship teacher philosophy poetry vermont shakespeare individual professor literature school play preparatory school shakespeare's a midsummer night'

Photos

Lists

#235 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#996 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Oscar nomination for Best Picture

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role Robin Williams

Oscar nomination for Best Director Peter Weir