Dead Poets Society

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

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

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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  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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