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Dead Poets Society Movie

Movie Summary for Dead Poets Society


An 80's movie about inspiration and changing lives. A professor teaches his students on how to love poetry and dance to the beat of their own drum.

Dead Poets Society DVD


In Dead Poets Society, English Professor John Keating (played by Robin Williams) inspires his private school students to not conform to school rules, but rather live their lives in an extraordinary way.

When Professor John Keating is thrown out of the school because of his style of thinking, which influenced the students to go against the rules, it is the students who come to his defense in Dead Poets Society.


John Keating - Robin Williams
Neil Perry - Robert Sean Leonard
Todd Anderson - Ethan Hawke
Knox Overstreet - Josh Charles
Charlie Dalton - Gale Hansen
Richard Cameron - Dylan Kussman
Steven Meeks - Allelon Ruggiero
Gerard Pitts - James Waterston
Mr. Nolan - Norman Lloyd
Mr. Perry - Kurtwood Smith
Mrs. Perry - Carla Belver
McAllister - Leon Pownall
Dr. Hager - George Martin
Chemistry Teacher - Joe Aufiery
Hopkins - Matt Carey


Dead Poets Society was filmed at a real boarding school located in Delaware.

Dustin Hoffman was originally considered for the part of Professor John Keating.

Academy Awards:

Robin Williams won for Best Actor In A Leading Role for the role of John Keating in Dead Poets Society.

Peter Weir won for Best Director for Dead Poets Society.

Steven Haft, Paul Junger Witt and Tony Thomas, Producers won for Best Picture for Dead Poets Society.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Dead Poets Society was released to theatres on 06/02/1989 by Buena Vista, and grossed $95,860,116 at the box office in the US.

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