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The Faculty (1998)

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Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mr. Frank Connor (as Chris McDonald)


A horror tale set in a High School where the students suspect the teaching staff of being aliens, who are intent on making the students their victims. Written by Jordan Chamerski

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 December 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$40,064,955 (USA) (7 May 1999)

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Did You Know?


The printed sign in the faculty lounge taped up next to all of the water bottles reads "the beating will continue until morale improves". See more »


Nurse Harper puts the lid on her medicine twice before she is attacked. 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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Crazy Credits

During the cast pictures at the end, the science teacher who was 'killed' in the film is shown very much alive with a patch over his eyes and bandages over his fingers. See more »


Referenced in Bob's Burgers: The Frond Files (2014) See more »


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Written by Noel Gallagher
Performed by Oasis
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User Reviews

An excellent treatment of a familiar story
27 April 2005 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

Of course the story told by this film (aliens land in small Mid-West town and start taking over the humans) is very familiar but it is still a great story and this film tells it as well as any of the others (and better than most). There is a lot of humour, many very good action scenes, and some really nail-biting suspense. But what really makes this film special are the main characters: a delightful group of funny and interesting students, who have to cope with the trials of high-school life as well as the demands of defending the Earth against an insidious alien invasion.

If you know the other films of Robert Rodriguez (Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn) you will find another film which displays the same wit and assured lightness of touch that makes this director's work such a pleasure.

Great Stuff!

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