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The Faculty (1998)

Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences.

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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

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You will not be disrespectful this school year! See more »

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Horror | 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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$40,064,955 (USA) (7 May 1999)
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Several scenes involving an additional character named Venus, played by Kidada Jones, were shown in TV previews for the film, as well as Tommy Hilfiger commercials, but cut from the film. She is also visible in a scene in the theatrical version, standing next to Gabe (Usher Raymond) in Mr. Furlong's (Jon Stewart) science class when they are looking at the "new species" in the aquarium. See more »

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(at around 58 mins) 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 »

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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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Spoofs The Breakfast Club (1985) See more »

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The Kids Aren't Alright
Written by The Offspring
Performed by The Offspring
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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positive review with caveats
26 December 1998 | by (Knoxville, TN) – See all my reviews

It's a Robert Rodriguez film. It's a Kevin Williamson screenplay. You already know that it's in the same vein as'Bodysnatchers,' etc. Anybody who *doesn't* know this but saw and enjoyed the Scream flicks or the "I Know ..." movies is likely to enjoy this.

No, it doesn't really have the same underlying Red Scare theme of the original Bodysnatchers (or Arthur Miller's Crucible), although it *is* about what every modern high school movie seems to be about: how much their presumed roles imposed on teens makes their lives painful, and how great it is to unleash those strictures. Sure, it's not Bergman, but who really expects haute couture from a sci-fi horror flick? Oh, and any 'homophobia' attributed to the movie (as opposed to some of its high school student characters, just as occurs in real life) is questionable at best.

"The Faculty" is no more and no less than another entry in 'new geek cinema,' slightly more intelligent and self-referential than your standard SCI-FI Network fare. Appreciated on its own terms, or anything close to them, it's a lot of fun!


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