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Dead Poets Society General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children. A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older. Unaccompanied children of any age may watch, but parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive, children.

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Dead Poets Society

Directed by

Peter Weir

Starring

Actor
Character
John Keating
Robert Sean Leonard
Neil Perry
Todd Anderson
Josh Charles
Knox Overstreet
Gale Hansen
Charlie Dalton
Dylan Kussman
Richard Cameron
Allelon Ruggiero
Steven Meeks
James Waterston
Gerard Pitts
Norman Lloyd
Mr. Nolan
Kurtwood Smith
Mr. Perry
Carla Belver
Mrs. Perry
Leon Pownall
McAllister
George Martin
Dr. Hager
Joe Aufiery
Chemistry Teacher
Matt Carey
Hopkins
Kevin Cooney
Joe Danburry
Jane Moore
Mrs. Danburry
Lara Flynn Boyle
Ginny Danburry
Colin Irving
Chet Danburry
Alexandra Powers
Chris Noel
Melora Walters
Gloria
Welker White
Tina
Steve Mathios
Steve
Alan Pottinger
Bubba
Pamela Burrell
Directing Teacher
Allison Hedges
Actor / Fairy
Christine DErcole
Titania
John Cunningham
Mr. Anderson
Debra Mooney
Mrs. Anderson
John Martin Bradley
Bagpiper
Charles Lord
Mr. Dalton
Kurt Leitner
Lester
Richard Stites
Stick
James J. Christy
Spaz
Catherine Soles
Stage Manager
Hoover Sutton
Welton Professor
James Donnell Quinn
Procession Alumnus
Simon Mein
Welton Vicar
Ashton W. Richards
Phys. Ed. Teacher
Robert Gleason
Father of Spaz
Bill Rowe
Dormitory Porter
Robert J. Zigler III
Beans
Keith Snyder
Russell
Nicholas K. Gilhool
Shroom
Jonas Stiklorius
Jonas
Craig Johnson
Dewey
Chris Hull
Ace
Jason Woody
Woodsie
Sam Stegeman
Sam
Andrew Hill
Senior Student
Joel Fogel
Professor
Newton Gilchrist
Teacher in Teacher's Room
Barry Godin
Language Teacher
Kate Kearney-Patch
Mother in Opening Scene
Jamie Kennedy
Nancy Kirk
Parent
Jeffrey Santoro
Public School Student
James R. Stoddard
Father
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1989
 128 minutes (2 hrs 08 mins)
UK release date Released: 22nd September 1989
 BBFC Age Rating:  PG age rating
US release date Released: 9th June 1989

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Top Grossing Movie Chart Position
UK total gross
£6,903,501
962
Dead Poets Society
963

US total gross
$95,860,116
730
Dead Poets Society

Global total gross
$235,860,116
656
Dead Poets Society
657
UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: PG
Genres
Popular in these countries
  •  United States
  •  United Kingdom
  •  India
UK Box Office Release Breakdown
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 14

UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
1N
£3,451,958
£3,451,958
1▲▼
£1,725,979
£5,177,937
1▲▼
£862,990
£6,040,927
3
£431,495
£6,472,422
4
£215,748
£6,688,170
6
£107,874
£6,796,044
8
£53,937
£6,849,981
11
£26,969
£6,876,950
13
£13,485
£6,890,435
12
£6,743
£6,897,178
15
£3,372
£6,900,550
15▲▼
£1,686
£6,902,236
15▲▼
£843
£6,903,079
11
£422
£6,903,501
Box Office Gross Flow
£
3.5M
1.7M
863K
431.5K
215.7K
107.9K

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1989

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1989

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1989

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1989

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1989

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1989

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Chart History
One year ago this week Richard Curtis's About Time made it's debut at the top of the box office knocking the One Direction boys to 3rd.

Five years ago District 9 was the debut film for Neill Blomkamp and it debuted at the top knocking The Final Destination into second.

Ten years ago Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks team up agin to debut the Terminal at the top knocking Dodgeball to second place.

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Finally twenty years ago this month Speed and Forest Gump where the big film at the box office while twenty five years ago Dead Poets Society and Young Einstein were the big grossing films of September.