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Dead Poets Society


Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, Gale Hansen View All


Peter Weir (Director), Tom Schulman (Screenplay) View All

Release: Jun. 2nd, 1989
Runtime: 2 hours, 9 minutes
At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
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