Dead Poets Society

Tea and empathy. Tinkering with his screen persona, comedian-actor Robin Williams plays it relatively straight as a dedicated teacher at an elite Vermont prep school. The year is 1959, a time of strict adherence to educational goals and teaching methods at Welton, under the no-nonsense stewardship of headmaster Nolan (Norman Lloyd). The academic apple cart...read more

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VIDEO: Relive Robin Williams' Perfect Oscar Acceptance Speech

"This might be the one time I'm speechless."That's how Robin Williams opened his Oscar speech in 1998. A three-time Best Actor nominee (for Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society and The Fisher King), Williams won the Best Supporting Actor statuet… Read more

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Dead Poets Society - Trailer
02:35 — English teacher John Keating inspires his students to discover their love for poetry and seize the day.
Dead Poets Society - Official Trailer
02:39 — English teacher John Keating inspires his students to discover their love for poetry and seize the day.
Dead Poets Society TCM video (Sen. Biden opening remarks)
Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Delaware) discusses Dead Poets Society (1989) with TCM host Ben Mankiewicz.
Dead Poets Society TCM video - Sen. Biden closing remarks
Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Delaware) discusses Dead Poets Society (1989) with TCM host Ben Mankiewicz after a showing of the film.

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Click Here for 13 of Robin Williams' Best Scenery-Chewing Moments

"O captain, my captain."In the wake of the death of beloved comedian Robin Williams on Monday, this…

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  • Released: 1989
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: Tea and empathy. Tinkering with his screen persona, comedian-actor Robin Williams plays it relatively straight as a dedicated teacher at an elite Vermont prep school. The year is 1959, a time of strict adherence to educational goals and teaching methods at… (more)

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