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Dead Poets Society

There is something different about Mr. Keatings (Robin Williams). Not only does he not see poetry like any other teacher they have ever had before, but he also won't let his students look at life the same way they have always done before. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: C
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 128
Theater Release: 01 Jun 1989
Video Release: 17 Jan 2012
MPAA Rating: PG
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Dead Poets Society is rated PG:

Director: Peter Weir
Cast: Robert Williams, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, Robert Sean Leonard
Studio: 1989 Buena Vista Home Entertainment

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