Dead Poets Society

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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]

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.

Cast[change | change source]

Release dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 United States 9 June 1989
 Australia 20 July 1989
 United Kingdom 22 September 1989
 Ireland 29 September 1989
 Italy 29 September 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
 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
 Argentina 30 August 1990
 Poland 19 October 1990

References[change | change source]

  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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