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Renaissance Man (1994)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  3 June 1994 (USA)
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A down-on-his-luck businessman desperately takes the only job offered - a teacher in the U.S. Army. His mission: keep a ragtag bunch of underachieving misfits from flunking out of basic ... See full summary »

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A down-on-his-luck businessman desperately takes the only job offered - a teacher in the U.S. Army. His mission: keep a ragtag bunch of underachieving misfits from flunking out of basic training! Be on alert as this unlikely new teacher and his underdog class unexpectedly inspire each other to be all they can be! Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for some language | See all certifications »
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3 June 1994 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$24,332,324 (USA)
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Trivia

About halfway through the movie, when Bill Rago (Danny DeVito) is in Col. James's (Cliff Robertson) office, you can see a red patch on the far right in the background. This is a Ragin' Bull Six patch from the United States Air Force Academy. See more »

Goofs

When Hobbs' first arm is handcuffed, the chain side of the handcuff is on the inside (palm side) of his wrist. But, after the second cuff is applied, both are on the outside (knuckle side) of his wrists. See more »

Quotes

Bill Rago: All I know is, the choices we make dictate the life we lead. "To thine own self be true."
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Connections

References Raging Bull (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

To Be Or Not To Be
Written by Mervyn Warren & Mark Wahlberg
Performed by Cast of 'Renaissance Man'
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A little cheesy, but i will never get tired of it.
3 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The older I get the more I realize how this movie is a little cheesy, But if you really like a feel good movie you can't go wrong with this one. Danny Devito did a wonderful job playing a teacher in the army.(a job he didn't ask for and is not looking forward to)He is brought in to teach these kids that everyone thinks are stupid. Every one of the characters left an impression in my mind. They all did a wonderful job at playing their roles.Each one of the student's are different and everyone knows someone in real life like each one of them. It is a little like dead poet's society but with more comedy and a more "happy good feeling" I am always in a GREAT mood at the end of this movie!


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