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  • Dead Poets Society (1989)
  • PG
    128 min | Comedy, Drama
Dead Poets Society (1989)
128 min | Comedy, Drama

Maverick teacher John Keating returns in 1959 to the prestigious New England boys' boarding school where he was once a star student, using poetry to embolden his pupils to new heights of self-expression.
Tom Schulman (written by)
William M. Anderson (as William Anderson)
Casting Director
Production Designer
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Release date
Jun 9, 1989 (United States)


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60 cast members
Name Known for
Robin Williams
John Keating John Keating   See fewer
Robert Sean Leonard
Neil Perry Neil Perry   See fewer
Ethan Hawke
Todd Anderson Todd Anderson   See fewer
Josh Charles
Knox Overstreet Knox Overstreet   See fewer
Gale Hansen
Charlie Dalton Charlie Dalton   See fewer
Dylan Kussman
Richard Cameron Richard Cameron   See fewer
Allelon Ruggiero
Steven Meeks Steven Meeks   See fewer
James Waterston
Gerard Pitts Gerard Pitts   See fewer
Norman Lloyd
Mr. Nolan Mr. Nolan   See fewer
Kurtwood Smith
Mr. Perry Mr. Perry   See fewer
Carla Belver
Mrs. Perry Mrs. Perry   See fewer
Leon Pownall
McAllister McAllister   See fewer
George Martin
Dr. Hager Dr. Hager   See fewer
Joe Aufiery
Chemistry Teacher Chemistry Teacher   See fewer
Matt Carey
Hopkins Hopkins   See fewer
Kevin Cooney
Joe Danburry Joe Danburry   See fewer
Jane Moore
Mrs. Danburry Mrs. Danburry   See fewer
Lara Flynn Boyle
Ginny Danburry (scenes deleted) Ginny Danburry (scenes deleted)   See fewer
Colin Irving
Chet Danburry Chet Danburry   See fewer
Alexandra Powers
Chris Noel Chris Noel   See fewer
Pamela Burrell
Directing Teacher Directing Teacher   See fewer
Allison Hedges
Actor / Fairy Actor / Fairy   See fewer
John Cunningham
Mr. Anderson Mr. Anderson   See fewer
Debra Mooney
Mrs. Anderson Mrs. Anderson   See fewer
John Martin Bradley
Bagpiper Bagpiper   See fewer
Charles Lord
Mr. Dalton Mr. Dalton   See fewer
Kurt Leitner
Lester Lester   See fewer
Catherine Soles
Stage Manager Stage Manager   See fewer
Hoover Sutton
Welton Professor Welton Professor   See fewer
James Donnell Quinn
Procession Alumnus Procession Alumnus   See fewer
Simon Mein
Welton Vicar Welton Vicar   See fewer
Ashton W. Richards
Phys. Ed. Teacher Phys. Ed. Teacher   See fewer
Robert Gleason
Father of Spaz Father of Spaz   See fewer
Bill Rowe
Dormitory Porter Dormitory Porter   See fewer
Keith Snyder
Russell Russell   See fewer
Jason Woody
Woodsie Woodsie   See fewer
Andrew Hill
Senior Student Senior Student   See fewer
Serena Ebhardt
Midsummer Night's Paton (uncredited) Midsummer Night's Paton (uncredited)   See fewer
Joel Fogel
Professor (uncredited) Professor (uncredited)   See fewer
Newton Gilchrist
Teacher in Teacher's Room (uncredited) Teacher in Teacher's Room (uncredited)   See fewer
Barry Godin
Language Teacher (uncredited) Language Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
Kate Kearney-Patch
Mother in Opening Scene (uncredited) Mother in Opening Scene (uncredited)   See fewer
Jamie Kennedy
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
Nancy Kirk
Parent (uncredited) Parent (uncredited)   See fewer
Stephen Podolak
Theater Patron (uncredited) Theater Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
Jeffrey Santoro
Public School Student (uncredited) Public School Student (uncredited)   See fewer
James R. Stoddard
Father (uncredited) Father (uncredited)   See fewer
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