Dead Poets Society

1989 American film directed by Peter Weir

Dead Poets Society is a 1989 American drama movie directed by Peter Weir and starring Robin Williams.

Dead Poets Society
Directed byPeter Weir
Produced bySteven Haft
Paul Junger Witt
Tony Thomas
Written byTom Schulman
StarringRobin Williams
Music byMaurice Jarre
CinematographyJohn Seale
Edited byWilliam M. Anderson
Production
company
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures
Release date
  • June 2, 1989 (1989-06-02)
Running time
128 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$16.4 million
Box office$235,860,116[1]

It is set at the conservative and aristocratic Welton Academy in Vermont in 1959,[2] it tells the story of an English teacher who inspires his students through his teaching of poetry. The movie was critically acclaimed and was nominated for many awards.

The script was written by Tom Schulman. It is based on his life at the Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee. Filming took place at St. Andrew's School in Middletown, Delaware.

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Release datesEdit

Country Premiere
  United States 9 June 1989
  Australia 20 July 1989
  United Kingdom 22 September 1989
  Ireland 29 September 1989
  Italy 29 September 1989
  Israel 13 October 1989
  Spain 22 November 1989
  Iceland 12 January 1990
  Sweden 12 January 1990
  France 17 January 1990
  Denmark 19 January 1990
  Netherlands 19 January 1990
  Norway 19 January 1990
  Portugal 19 January 1990
  Greece 25 January 1990
  West Germany 25 January 1990
  Austria 26 January 1990
  Finland 26 January 1990
  Argentina 15 February 1990
  Mexico 16 February 1990
  Brazil 28 February 1990
  Taiwan 8 March 1990
  Uruguay 8 March 1990
  Hungary 15 March 1990
  Japan 17 March 1990
  Turkey 13 April 1990
  Colombia 10 May 1990
  South Korea 19 May 1990
  Poland 19 October 1990

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Dead Poets Society (1989) – Box Office Mojo". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved October 17, 2010.
  2. Canby, Vincent (June 2, 1989). "Dead Poets Society (1989) June 2, 1989 Review/Film; Shaking Up a Boys' School With Poetry". The New York Times. Retrieved November 8, 2011.

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