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Dead Poets Society (2-Jun-1989)

Director: Peter Weir

Writer: Tom Schulman

Music by: Maurice Jarre

Producers: Steven Haft; Paul Junger Witt; Tony Thomas

Keywords: Drama, Coming of Age, Teachers, Poetry

Teacher John Keating at Weldon Academy, a boys' boarding school in New England circa 1959, urges his pupils carpe diem, to seize the day. Keating introduces a small amount of nonconformity into the lives of his already privileged charges, but when push comes to shove, the one who actually takes this advice to the fullest by defying his father comes to a very bad end indeed. Inspiration and sticky drama won Oscar for Best Screenplay, received nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Josh Charles
15-Sep-1971   Dan Rydell on Sports Night
Ethan Hawke
6-Nov-1970   Dead Poets Society
Robert Sean Leonard
28-Feb-1969   House, M.D.
Norman Lloyd
8-Nov-1914   Dr. Auschlander on St. Elsewhere
Debra Mooney
28-Aug-1947   Edna Harper on Everwood
Kurtwood Smith
3-Jul-1943   Red on That 70's Show
Melora Walters
21-Oct-1968   Boogie Nights
Robin Williams
21-Jul-1951 11-Aug-2014 Mork from Ork


Robin Williams   ...   John Keating (peculiar teacher)
Robert Sean Leonard   ...   Neil Perry (wannabe actor)
Ethan Hawke   ...   Todd Anderson (wannabe writer)
Josh Charles   ...   Knox Overstreet
Gale Hansen   ...   Charlie Dalton
Dylan Kussman   ...   Richard Cameron
Allelon Ruggiero   ...   Steven Meeks
James Waterston   ...   Gerard Pitts
Alexandra Powers   ...   Chris Noel
Norman Lloyd   ...   Mr. Nolan (headmaster)
Kurtwood Smith   ...   Mr. Perry
George Martin   ...   Dr. Hager
Leon Pownall   ...   McAllister
Colin Irving   ...   Chet Danburry
Lara Flynn Boyle   ...   Ginny Danburry
Melora Walters   ...   Gloria
Welker White   ...   Tina
Carla Belver   ...   Mrs. Perry
Joe Aufiery   ...   Chemistry Teacher
Matt Carey   ...   Hopkins
Kevin Cooney   ...   Joe Danburry
Jane Moore   ...   Mrs. Danburry
Steve Mathios   ...   Steve
Alan Pottinger   ...   Bubba
Pamela Burrell   ...   Directing Teacher
Allison Hedges   ...   Actor -- Fairy
Christine D'Ercole   ...   Titania
John Cunningham   ...   Mr. Anderson
Debra Mooney   ...   Mrs. Anderson
John Martin Bradley   ...   Bagpiper
Charles Lord   ...   Mr. Dalton
Kurt Leitner   ...   Lester
Richard Stites   ...   Stick
James J. Christy   ...   Spaz
Catherine Soles   ...   Stage Manager
Hoover Sutton   ...   Welton Professor
James Donnell Quinn   ...   Procession Alumnus
Simon Mein   ...   Welton Vicar
Ashton W. Richards   ...   Phys. Ed. Teacher
Robert Gleason   ...   Father of Spaz
Bill Rowe   ...   Dormitory Porter
Robert J. Zigler III   ...   Beans
Keith Snyder   ...   Russell
Nicholas K. Gilhool   ...   Shroom
Jonas Stiklorius   ...   Jonas
Craig Johnson   ...   Dewey
Chris Hull   ...   Ace
Jason Woody   ...   Woodsie
Sam Stegeman   ...   Sam
Andrew Hill   ...   Senior Student


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