Video Release: January 17, 2006
Rating: PG (MPAA)
Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
- Runtime: 129 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in English
An unconventional New England prep school teacher inspires his students with poetry and encourages them to embrace life. Academy Award Nominations: 4, including Best Picture, Best Actor--Robin Williams, Best (Original) Screenplay. Academy Awards: Best Original Screenplay.
Budget estimate $16.4 million. Color by DuArt. Shot on location at St. Andrew's School in Middletown and New Castle, Delaware. Began shooting November 14, 1988; Completed shooting January 15, 1989. Released theatrically in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Toronto June 2, 1989; Wide release in USA June 9, 1989. Released on video March 28, 1990. Shown at the 1989 Venice Film Festival and Tokyo International Film Festival. Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification.