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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Wes Anderson (written by) &
Owen Wilson (written by)
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Release Date:
19 February 1999 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
"She was my Rushmore" See more »
Plot:
The extracurricular king of Rushmore preparatory school is put on academic probation. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 17 wins & 12 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the finest films ever made. See more (628 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jason Schwartzman ... Max Fischer

Bill Murray ... Herman Blume

Olivia Williams ... Rosemary Cross

Seymour Cassel ... Bert Fischer

Brian Cox ... Dr. Nelson Guggenheim

Mason Gamble ... Dirk Calloway
Sara Tanaka ... Margaret Yang

Stephen McCole ... Magnus Buchan

Connie Nielsen ... Mrs. Calloway

Luke Wilson ... Dr. Peter Flynn
Dipak Pallana ... Mr. Adams (as Deepak Pallana)

Andrew Wilson ... Coach Beck
Marietta Marich ... Mrs. Guggenheim
Ronnie McCawley ... Ronny Blume
Keith McCawley ... Donny Blume
Hae Joon Lee ... Alex
Adebayo Asabi ... Mr. Obiomiwe
Al Fielder ... Ernie
Colin Platt ... Boy Portraying Frank Serpico
George Farish ... O'Reilly
Francis Fernandez ... Burnum
McCauley Penderdast ... Fields
Eric Weems ... Willie
Dalton Tomlin ... Wrestler

Wallace Wolodarsky ... Referee (as Wally Wolodarsky)
Kim Terry ... Mrs. Blume
Ella Pryor ... Woman Back Stage
Paul Schiff ... Waiter
Antoni Scarano ... Small Boy Artist
Brian Tenenbaum ... Contractor
Thayer McClanahan ... School Reporter / George
Patricia Winkler ... Mrs. Whitney
Manning Mott ... Mr. Halsted
J.J. Stonebraker ... Woody
Donny Caicedo ... 40 Ounce
Ali Ktiri ... Benjamin
Michael Maggart ... Concierge
Robbie Lee ... Isaac
Morgan Redmond ... Bellman
Ed Geldart ... Security Guard

David Moritz ... Dynamite Salesman
John Killalea ... Tommy Stalling (as J.J. Killalea)
William Lau ... Mr. Yang
Lucille Sadikin ... Mrs. Yang

Steve Eckelman ... Tennis Pro

Eric Chase Anderson ... Architect
Danny Fine ... Coach Fritz
Kyle Ryan Urquhart ... Regis

Kumar Pallana ... Mr. LittleJeans
Stephen Dignan ... Reuben
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Alexis Bledel ... Student (uncredited)
Reggie Dees II ... Student with Football Jersey in Hallway (uncredited)

Al Hayter ... School Professor (uncredited)

Nathaniel Holt ... Audience Member (uncredited)

David B. Johnson ... Football Player (uncredited)

Erich Lane ... Student (uncredited)

Frank Page ... Professor Murray (uncredited)

Brandon Trost ... Vietnamese Soldier with Rocket Launcher (uncredited)

Jason Trost ... Party Kid (uncredited)
Sarah Trost ... Makeup Artist (uncredited)

Directed by
Wes Anderson 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Wes Anderson (written by) &
Owen Wilson (written by)

Produced by
Wes Anderson .... executive producer
John Cameron .... co-producer
Barry Mendel .... producer
Paul Schiff .... producer
Owen Wilson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Mothersbaugh 
 
Cinematography by
Robert D. Yeoman  (as Robert Yeoman)
 
Film Editing by
David Moritz 
 
Casting by
Mary Gail Artz 
Barbara Cohen 
 
Production Design by
David Wasco 
 
Art Direction by
Andrew Laws 
 
Set Decoration by
Sandy Reynolds-Wasco  (as Alexandra Reynolds-Wasco)
 
Costume Design by
Karen Patch 
 
Makeup Department
Frances Hannon .... hair stylist: Bill Murray
Frances Hannon .... makeup artist: Bill Murray
Bob Harper .... key hair stylist (as Robert W. Harper)
Bob Harper .... key makeup artist (as Robert W. Harper)
Sally J. Harper .... key hair stylist
Sally J. Harper .... key makeup artist
Terri Harper .... hair stylist (as Theresa Harper)
Terri Harper .... makeup artist (as Theresa Harper)
Bart Mixon .... prosthetic makeup artist (as Bart J. Mixon)
 
Production Management
John Cameron .... unit production manager
Christine C. Fransen .... production supervisor (as Christine Fransen)
Alex Schwartz .... production executive: Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Cedar .... first assistant director
Conte Matal .... second assistant director
Donald Murphy .... second second assistant director (as Donald W. Murphy)
 
Art Department
Amanda Anderson .... assistant set decorator
David M. Bowen .... assistant property master
Daniel Bradford .... set designer
Austin Gorg .... assistant art director
Nicole Gorg .... art department assistant
Jeffrey B. Hartmann .... lead man (as Jeffrey B. Hartman)
Chad Loucks .... construction foreman
Melissa Matthies .... property master
David Melito .... art department assistant
Roy Metcalf .... construction coordinator
E. Colleen Saro .... on-set dresser
Wallace R. Symns .... greens coordinator (as Wallace R. Syms)
Ric Trzeciak .... assistant property master
Mark Van Stone .... calligrapher
Archie Hankins .... stand-by carpenter (uncredited)
Kelley A. Hankins .... signwriter (uncredited)
Spanky Lofland .... carpenter (uncredited)
Christopher Stull .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David Franklin Bergad .... dialogue editor
Mark Berger .... supervising re-recording mixer
Yin Cantor .... assistant sound effects editor
Malcolm Fife .... foley editor
Grant Foerster .... sound re-recording room supervisor
Steve Fontano .... foley mixer (as Steven Fontano)
Aura Gilge .... sound effects editor
Doc Kane .... adr recordist
Larry Mann .... loop group editor
Kyrsten Mate .... sound effects designer (as Kyrsten Mate Comoglio)
Marnie Moore .... foley artist
John Nutt .... supervising sound editor
Margie O'Malley .... foley artist
Jim Pasque .... machine room operator
Frank Rinella .... foley recordist
Michael Semanick .... sound re-recording mixer
David A. Smith .... boom operator (as David Smith)
Scott Streetman .... cable utility
Pawel Wdowczak .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Ron Trost .... special effects coordinator
Brandon Trost .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
David Ridlen .... animator
 
Stunts
David Sanders .... stunt coordinator
Jackson Burns .... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Mark Chavarria .... stunts (uncredited)
Lin Oeding .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Boccaccio .... first assistant camera
Buzzy Burwell .... best boy electric
Layne Chaney .... grip
Doug Chartier .... dolly grip
Cheryl Clarson .... rigging best boy electric
Peter Clarson .... rigging gaffer
Dennis Clay .... key rigging grip
Steven A. Guerrero .... grip (as Steven Guerreo)
Edison Jackson .... electrician
Kurt Kornemann .... rigging grip
Jimmy Lindsey .... second assistant camera (as Jimmy W. Lindsey)
Billy MacTavish .... electrician (as W.K. MacTavish II)
Doug Mercer .... best boy rigging grip
Vojislav Mikulic .... gaffer (as Voya Mikulic)
Danny Navarette .... electrician
Van Redin .... still photographer
Mike Sheeren .... best boy grip (as Michael Sheeren)
Ferrell A. Shinnick .... key grip
Kevin Sims .... electrician
Val Sklar .... camera loader
Peter J. Verrando .... 24 frame video operator (as Peter Verrando)
Sean Wright .... grip (as Sean R. Wright)
Jeff Lanes .... dimmer board operator (uncredited)
Wally Rowell .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Peter Simonite .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Andy Stefanek .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Juel Bestrop .... additional casting
Nancy Doyle .... casting: Northeast
Liz Keigley .... local casting
Debra Secher .... casting associate
Beth Sepko .... extras casting
Maura Tighe .... casting: Northeast
Debra Zane .... additional casting
Angela Dee .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Donna Morong .... executive in charge of casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cathie Filian .... costume supervisor (as Catherine Allen Busch)
Jamelle Flowers .... wardrobe assistant
Jennifer Long .... on-set costumer
Leeann Radeka .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Lin Coleman .... assistant editor (as Lin Coleperson)
Terry Hubbard .... assistant editor
Gloria Kaiser .... color timer
Daniel R. Padgett .... first assistant editor
Ron Radvinsky .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Michael Baber .... music editor
Bob Casale .... score recordist (as Robert Casale)
Mark Mothersbaugh .... orchestrator
Kathy Nelson .... executive in charge of music: Buena Vista Motion Picture Group
Christopher S. Parker .... music coordinator (as Chris Parker)
Randall Poster .... music supervisor
Danping Wong .... musician contractor
Bruce Young Berman .... musician: guitar solos (uncredited)
Christopher Guardino .... music arranger (uncredited)
Christopher Guardino .... musician: piano, celeste and organ (uncredited)
Brian King .... musician (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Fred Davis .... transportation co-captain
Ron Kern .... transportation coordinator
Marti Wells .... transportation captain
Ricky Damazio .... driver (uncredited)
Jimmy Ray Pickens .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Carrie Albers .... production assistant
Monica Allen .... assistant: Mr. Mendel, Texas (as Monica Ann Allen)
Linda Brattain .... payroll accountant
Ted Broden .... assistant: Mr. Schiff, Texas
Craig Busch .... location manager (as Craig Allen Busch)
Cecilia Cardwell .... teacher (as Cecilia M. Cardwell)
Lydia Cedrone .... post-production accountant
Jessica Dailey .... production assistant
Virginia Díaz .... assistant location manager (as Virginia Diaz)
Steve Eckelman .... assistant: Mr. Schwartzman
Moira Gill .... assistant: Mr. Anderson (as Moira C. Gill)
Michael Grigsby .... accountant
Jason Hawkins .... assistant: Mr. Schiff, Los Angeles
Jonathan Hennessey .... production assistant
Kalen Hoyle .... bee wrangler
Vicki Daniels Johnson .... medic
Vicki V. Johnson .... medic (as Vickie Daniels Johnson)
Victor Lacour .... production assistant
Angela Laux .... stand-in: Miss Williams
Stephen Light .... assistant production coordinator
Tammy Lorkovic .... unit publicist
Scott Peterson .... script supervisor
Renee Roth .... dog trainer
Rip Russell .... first assistant accountant
Jennifer Simpson .... assistant: Mr. Mendel, Los Angeles
Doug Terranova .... animal wrangler
Linell Kathleen Townes .... production assistant
Melissa Wiechmann .... production coordinator
Michael R. Wohlfield .... bee wrangler (as Michael R. Wohlfeld)
Mikayla Abromowitz .... intern (uncredited)
Thom Buckley .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Waleed Hassan .... location assistant (uncredited)
Laura King .... on-set medic (uncredited)
Mike Le .... assistant: Owen Wilson (uncredited)
Anne Lockhart .... adr voice match (uncredited)
Heather Magee .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Julie Ansell .... thanks
James L. Brooks .... thanks
J.H. Lartique .... thanks: photos
Davia Nelson .... thanks
 
Crew verified as complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for language and brief nudity
Runtime:
93 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In a shot of Max's petition to save Latin, the names of Jason Schwartzman's band mates from Phantom Planet (Alex Greenwald, Jacques Brautbar, Sam Farrar, and Darren Robinson), as well as the name of the band's manager (Dan Field) can be seen in the middle of the left column.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Max is riding the replacement bicycle to Blume's work to sabotage his car, we see from the side that the rack on the back of the bike has nothing in it; when he gets to the gate and we follow him in, there is now a small pack attached to the rack (from which he pulls his tools in the next scene under the car).See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Student:If, and only if, both sides of the numerator is divisible by the inverse of he square root of the two unassigned variable.
School Professor:Good. Except when the value of the "X" coordinate is equal to or less than the value of one. Yes Isaac?
Student:What about *that* problem?
School Professor:Oh, that? Don't worry about that.
Student:Wait. Why?
School Professor:I just put that up as a joke. That's probably the hardest geometry equation in the world.
Student:Well, how much extra credit is it worth?
School Professor:Well, considering I've never seen anyone get it right, including my mentor Dr. Leaky at MIT, I guess if anyone here can solve that problem, I'd see to it that none of you ever have to open another math book again for the rest of your lives.
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142 out of 189 people found the following review useful.
One of the finest films ever made., 23 April 2001

One of the greatest films ever? I don't think that's an understatement, and I'm not just saying it cause I'm a Bill Murray fan and he happens to be in it. Granted, he brings to the movie his usual subtle quirkiness, but that humor isn't out of line with the general mood of the film. The whole thing is seriously funny and somehow seriously real, but at the same time doesn't always take itself seriously. Seriously. The idea of the movie doesn't come off sounding like a very captivating plot: high school geek and middle-aged millionaire fall in love with the same first grade teacher. Not exactly material for a high-grossing box office hit. But I don't think plot necessarily matters when it comes to making a quality film. It has a fantastic script, believable character development, and top-notch acting, and that's what counts in making a memorable film. Why do we love Rushmore? Max and Mr. Blume are the same person, Mr. Blume is just older and wealthier. They are both creative, romantic characters whose motives are ultimately selfish. My guess is if you appreciate this film, it's probably because you're the same way. This movie is about us. We are the boys who do everything we want to and nothing we're supposed to. The ones who go to college and get by on as little effort as possible, but somehow still pull through. At one point or another we all believed we could make our fantasies a reality, and watching this film makes us optimistic about those things again.

Also, I don't think a soundtrack makes a film, but it can certainly help set the mood. Yes, I have to agree with the other commenters for Rushmore: great soundtrack. But you already know that and it's been said a hundred times, so I think I'll just leave it at that and not beat it into the ground any more than it already has.

Right. Good movie, watch it if you haven't yet.

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