School of Rock

2003 film by Richard Linklater

School of Rock is a 2003 American musical comedy movie starring Jack Black.

School of Rock
Directed byRichard Linklater
Produced byScott Aversano
Steve Nicolaides
Scott Rudin
Written byMike White
StarringJack Black
Joan Cusack
Mike White
Sarah Silverman
Miranda Cosgrove
Music byCraig Wedren
CinematographyRogier Stoffers
Edited bySandra Adair
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
October 3, 2003
Running time
109 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$35,000,000 (estimated)[1]
Box office$81,261,177 (domestically)
$131,282,949 (worldwide)


Dewey Finn (Black) has been kicked out of his band. His roommate is a substitute teacher. Finn finds one of his requests for a private school and goes in his roommate's place as he needs the money for rent. He soon finds out that the school, in Woodbury, New York, has music lessons, so he enlists the class to become his band. They plan to perform at Battle of the Bands. However, his roommate's girlfriend finds out that Finn was impersonating her boyfriend and gets him kicked off the job. Finn is down until the kids get their own school bus, pick Finn up, and play at the concert. The band loses to another one, but Finn establishes a school for rock, and the kids come over to his place to take lessons.


On July 14, 2008 the School of Rock 2 sequel was confirmed.[2] In 2012, Jack Black said that a sequel is unlikely.


  1. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved on June 26, 2007.
  2. "It's Official - School of Rock 2: America Rocks Moving Forward!".

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