Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society (1989)

He was their inspiration. He made their lives extraordinary.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1989-06-02
  • User Rating: 8.3/10 from 10639 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 8min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Touchstone Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Peter Weir
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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.

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  • Robin Williams

    as John Keating
  • Ethan Hawke

    as Todd Anderson
  • Robert Sean Leonard

    as Neil Perry
  • Gale Hansen

    as Charlie Dalton
  • Josh Charles

    as Knox Overstreet
  • Dylan Kussman

    as Richard Cameron
  • Allelon Ruggiero

    as Steven Meeks
  • James Waterston

    as Gerard Pitts
  • Norman Lloyd

    as Mr. Nolan
  • Kurtwood Smith

    as Mr. Tom Perry
  • Carla Belver

    as Mrs. Perry
  • Leon Pownall

    as McAllister
  • George Martin

    as Dr. Hager
  • Joe Aufiery

    as Chemistry Teacher
  • Matt Carey

    as Hopkins
  • Kevin Cooney

    as Joe Danburry
  • Jane Moore

    as Mrs. Danburry
  • Lara Flynn Boyle

    as Ginny Danburry
  • Colin Irving

    as Chet Danburry
  • Alexandra Powers

    as Chris Noel
  • Melora Walters

    as Gloria
  • Welker White

    as Tina
  • Steve Mathios

    as Steve
  • Alan Pottinger

    as Bubba
  • Pamela Burrell

    as Directing Teacher
  • Allison Hedges

    as Actor / Fairy
  • Christine D'Ercole

    as Titania
  • John Cunningham

    as Mr. Anderson
  • Debra Mooney

    as Mrs. Anderson
  • John Martin Bradley

    as Bagpiper
  • Charles Lord

    as Mr. Dalton
  • Kurt Leitner

    as Lester
  • James J. Christy

    as Spaz
  • Richard Stites

    as Stick
  • Catherine Soles

    as Stage Manager
  • Hoover Sutton

    as Welton Professor
  • James Donnell Quinn

    as Procession Alumnus
  • Simon Mein

    as Welton Vicar
  • Ashton W. Richards

    as Phys. Ed. Teacher
  • Robert Gleason

    as Father of Spaz
  • Bill Rowe

    as Dormitory Porter
  • Robert J. Zigler III

    as Beans
  • Keith Snyder

    as Russell
  • Nicholas K. Gilhool

    as Shroom
  • Jonas Stiklorius

    as Jonas
  • Craig Johnson

    as Dewey
  • Chris Hull

    as Ace
  • Jason Woody

    as Woodsie
  • Sam Stegeman

    as Sam
  • Andrew Hill

    as Senior Student
  • Jamie Kennedy

    as (uncredited)
  • Kate Kearney-Patch

    as Mother in Opening Scene (uncredited)
  • Jeffrey Santoro

    as Public School Student (uncredited)
Production Howard Feuer Casting
Art Sandy Veneziano Art Direction
Directing Peter Weir Director
Writing Tom Schulman Writer
Camera John Seale Director of Photography
Sound Maurice Jarre Original Music Composer
Editing William M. Anderson Editor
Production Steven Haft Producer
Production Paul Junger Witt Producer
Production Tony Thomas Producer
Art Wendy Stites Production Design
Production Duncan Henderson Unit Production Manager
Production Duncan Henderson Associate Producer
Art John H. Anderson Set Decoration
Directing Alan B. Curtiss First Assistant Director
Sound Gloria D'Alessandro Dialogue Editor
Directing Tom Seidman Second Assistant Director
Directing John Rusk Second Second Assistant Director
Sound Alan Splet Supervising Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Susan A. Cabral Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Anthony J. Scarano Set Costumer
Art Louis S. Fleming Property Master
Art Cal DiValerio Construction Coordinator
Sound Carlos Delarios Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Michael J. Kohut Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Aaron Rochin Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art Nigel A. Boucher Leadman
Sound Robert Shoup Sound Effects Editor
Sound Robert Shoup Foley Editor
Costume & Make-Up Marilyn Matthews Set Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Bette Iverson Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Eddie Marks Costume Supervisor
Art Mike Carrillo Assistant Property Master
Art Stan Cockerell Assistant Property Master
Costume & Make-Up Dee Manges Makeup Artist
Sound C.J. Appel Supervising ADR Editor
Art Louis M. Mann Assistant Art Director
Sound John Verbeck Sound Effects Editor
Sound Ann Kroeber Sound Effects Editor
Crew Albert B. Cooper IV Carpenter
Costume & Make-Up Nancy Konrardy Costume Design
Directing Brian Fong Second Second Assistant Director
Art Dale Covey Greensman
Art George Fouche Construction Foreman
Art Hank Giardina Standby Painter
Art Charles R. Lipscomb Leadman
Art Charleton E. Reynolds Set Designer