Dead Poets Society
Directed by Peter Weir. Performances by Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, Gale Hansen. Walt Disney Pictures, 1989. Rated PG. 128 min. Comedy / Drama.
A new English teacher, John Keating (Robin Williams), is introduced to an all-boys preparatory school that is known for its ancient traditions and high standards. He uses unorthodox methods to reach out to his students, who face enormous pressures from their parents and the school. With Keating's help, students Neil Perry (Robert Sean Leonard), Todd Anderson (Ethan Hawke) and others learn to break out of their shells, pursue their dreams and seize the day.