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The Faculty (1998)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi  |  25 December 1998 (USA)
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Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences.



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Mr. Frank Connor (as Chris McDonald)


On the Harrington High School in Ohio, the newcomer Marybeth Louise Hutchinson tries to befriend the outcast Stokely 'Stokes' Mitchell. The quarterback Stan Rosado quits the football team and breaks off with his girlfriend Delilah Profitt, who is the editor of the school newspaper and head cheerleader. Zeke Tyler, who is repeating the senior year and sells drugs to the other students, has an argument with his teacher Elizabeth Burke. When the bullied Casey Connor finds a weird being on the football field, he brings it to his Professor Edward Furlong that finds that the unknown specimen lives in the water and has the ability of replicating. Later, Delilah brings Casey, who is the photographer of the newspaper and has a crush on her, to the faculty room to snoop around and find any evidence for a story, they need to hide in a closet when Coach Joe Willis and the teacher Karen Olson arrive. Delilah and Casey witness the coach and the teacher attacking Nurse Rosa Harper and they stumble ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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What if your teachers really were from another planet? See more »


Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for violence/gore, strong language, drug use and some nudity | See all certifications »

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25 December 1998 (USA)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,633,495 (USA) (25 December 1998)


£4,346,266 (UK) (14 May 1999)

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Usher's film debut. See more »


When the gang is walking out of the school heading towards Zeke's car, you see a girl in a green shirt walking by, and then, in another shot, standing up on the park bench staring at them. See more »


[first lines]
Coach Willis: You got to pick up the line. God damn it! Get off the fucking field you limp ass blow jobs!
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Composed by Aaron Copland
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Great take on the Body Snatchers story
2 January 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Fun and Interesting characters and cool visual effects are the key to this Sci-Fi Thriller, which is largely based on 'The Invasion of the Body Snatchers'

I won't introduce the characters here, as the movie introduces (Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Josh Hartnett, Shawn Hatosy, Jordana Brewster and Elijah Wood's characters) really well as the students at Herrington High, they each have their own individual personalities that evolve as events in the film unfold.

The Faculty is littered with top names like Robert Patrick, Famke Janssen, Bebe Neuwirth and Salma Hayek who all begin to behave strangely, un-nerving the students.

A small pocket of students begin to believe in a conspiracy among the teachers and it's up to them to save the world from invasion.

Great performances from the cast (Josh Hartnett in particular), a fun script and a cleverly re-written story all conspire to make the Faculty a cracking 100 minutes of all out entertainment.


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