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The Faculty -- When some very creepy things start happening around school, the kids at Herrington High make a chilling discovery that confirms their worst suspicions: their teachers really are from another planet!

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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
25 December 1998 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Six students are about to find out their teachers really are from another planet. See more »
Plot:
Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurances. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jordana Brewster ... Delilah Profitt

Clea DuVall ... Stokely 'Stokes' Mitchell

Laura Harris ... Marybeth Louise Hutchinson

Josh Hartnett ... Zeke Tyler

Shawn Hatosy ... Stan Rosado

Salma Hayek ... Nurse Rosa Harper

Famke Janssen ... Miss Elizabeth Burke

Piper Laurie ... Mrs. Karen Olson

Christopher McDonald ... Mr. Frank Connor

Bebe Neuwirth ... Principal Valerie Drake

Robert Patrick ... Coach Joe Willis

Usher Raymond ... Gabe Santora

Jon Stewart ... Prof. Edward Furlong

Daniel von Bargen ... Mr. John Tate

Elijah Wood ... Casey Connor

Jon Abrahams ... F'%# You Boy

Summer Phoenix ... F'%# You Girl
Susan Willis ... Mrs. Jessica Brummel
Pete Janssen ... Eddie 'Meat' McIvey

Tina Rodriguez ... Tattoo Girl (as Christina Rodriguez)

Danny Masterson ... F'%# Up #1

Wiley Wiggins ... F'%# Up #2

Harry Jay Knowles ... Mr. Knowles (as Harry Knowles)

Donna Casey ... Tina
Louis Black ... Mr. Lewis

Eric Jungmann ... Freshman #1
Chris Viteychuk ... Freshman #2
Jim Johnston ... P.E. Teacher
Libby Villari ... Casey's Mom

Duane Martin ... Officer #1

Katherine Willis ... Officer #2

Mike Lutz ... Hornet Mascot

Douglas Aarniokoski ... Brun Coach (as Doug Aarniokoski)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Quin Arbeitman ... High School Student (uncredited)
Peter Butler ... Drayne (uncredited)
Mardi DeLong ... Student (uncredited)

James Douglas ... High School Student (uncredited)
Michelle Fairbanks ... Student (uncredited)
Juan Carlos Gregg ... Student (uncredited)
Thalia Harithas ... Extra (uncredited)
Michael Hernandez ... Student (uncredited)
Dannie Helen Loraine Knowles ... Tatooed Pierced Girl #2 (uncredited)
Jarrell Jay Knowles ... Football Fan (uncredited)
Jason May ... Biology Student (uncredited)
Ray Melendez ... Student (uncredited)
Rana Morrison ... Student (uncredited)

Matthew Nicklaw ... Cool Kid (uncredited)

Rick Olmos ... Football Fan (uncredited)
Brad Schreiber ... Hornet Football Player (uncredited)
Cassandra L. Small ... School Office Clerk (uncredited)

Danny Taylor-Homfeld ... Extra (uncredited)

Eric Vespe ... Geek (uncredited)
Mark Edward Walters ... Olive Vest Front Row Fan (uncredited)

Heath Young ... Student / Football Fan (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Rodriguez 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
David Wechter (story) &
Bruce Kimmel (story)

Kevin Williamson (screenplay)

Produced by
Elizabeth Avellan .... producer
Bill Scott .... line producer
Tamara Smith .... associate producer (as Tamara Smith-Zimmerman)
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
Robert Rodriguez .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Marco Beltrami 
 
Cinematography by
Enrique Chediak (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Rodriguez 
 
Casting by
Anne McCarthy 
Mary Vernieu 
 
Production Design by
Cary White  (as Cary C.W. White)
 
Art Direction by
Ed Vega 
 
Set Decoration by
Jeanette Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Michael T. Boyd 
 
Makeup Department
Howard Berger .... special makeup and creature effects
Bridget Cook .... key hair stylist
Justin Ditter .... wig maker
Melissa Forney .... hair stylist
Chris Hanson .... special makeup effects artist
Robert Kurtzman .... special makeup and creature effects
Don Malot .... makeup artist
Kelly Nelson .... hair stylist
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup and creature effects (as Gregory Nicotero)
Ermahn Ospina .... key makeup artist
Michael A. Pearce .... special makeup and creature effects
Alan Tuskes .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Bill Scott .... unit production manager
Tamara Smith .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Douglas Aarniokoski .... first assistant director
Howard Carey .... second second assistant director
Edward C. Dilks .... second assistant director
Brian O'Kelley .... second assistant director
Brian Steward .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Dawn M. Baker .... scenic artist
Annilee Ballentine .... art department assistant (as Annilee Ballentine Ramirez)
Joe Barrow .... carpenter
Rodney Brown .... carpenter
Jack Colmenero .... set dresser
Caylah Eddleblute .... assistant property master
Nanci Elfrez .... paint laborer
John Frick .... assistant art director
Kelley A. Hankins .... scenic artist
Randy Huke .... set decoration buyer
Scott Huke .... set dresser
Douglas Jeeves .... carpenter
Steve Joyner .... property master
Jerry King .... set dresser
Timothy W. Lobdell .... carpenter
Joe McCusker .... carpenter
Richard M. Moore .... carpenter
Molly Murray .... art department coordinator
Darren Patnode .... on-set dresser
Shane Patrick .... set dresser
Ron Perkins .... construction foreperson
Raymond Prado .... storyboard artist
Virle S. Reid .... property assistant
Alan R. Serotta .... construction foreperson
Randy Severs .... set dresser
Byron Scott Thomas .... property assistant
Robert Trevino .... paint foreman
David Wilt .... construction coordinator
Gary Wimmer .... head scenic painter
 
Sound Department
Phil Benson .... supervising sound editor
Steve Boeddeker .... sound designer
Mike Brennan .... cable person
Tony Eckert .... foley mixer
Teresa Eckton .... sound effects editor
Sue Fox .... adr editor
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Scott Guitteau .... assistant sound designer
Tom Hartig .... boom operator
Lora Hirschberg .... sound re-recording mixer
David C. Hughes .... sound effects editor (as David Hughes)
Richard Hymns .... sound effects editor
Stephen Kearney .... assistant sound editor
Bruce Lacey .... co-sound supervisor
Kyrsten Mate .... sound effects editor (as Kyrsten Mate Comoglio)
Frank 'Pepe' Merel .... foley recordist
Cheryl Nardi .... first assistant sound editor
Steve Nelson .... production sound mixer
Brandon Proctor .... machine room operator
Robert Rodriguez .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Romanko .... sound re-recordist
Marcie Romano .... assistant sound editor
Claire Sanfilippo .... dialogue editor
Larry Schalit .... adr editor
Jurgen Scharpf .... sound mix technician
Michael Semanick .... sound re-recording mixer
Anne Slack .... adr sound assistant
Anne Slack .... assistant adr engineer
Steve Slanec .... assistant sound editor
Daniel Sperry .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Dan Sperry)
Dianna Stirpe .... dialogue editor
Dennie Thorpe .... foley artist
Jana Vance .... foley artist
Ronald G. Roumas .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
David Brink .... mechanical department: XFX Inc.
Evan Campbell .... sculptor
Jason Collins .... lab technician: KNB Effects Group
Travis Dean .... special effects
Mike Edmonson .... special effects foreman
Chiz Hasegawa .... coordinator: KNB EFX Group
David Heron .... special effects shop foreman
Scott Kodrik .... special effects technician
Paul Le Blanc .... mechanical department: XFX Inc.
James W. McCormick .... special effects (as James McCormick)
John McLeod .... special effects coordinator
Mike Reedy .... special effects
Shawn Robinson .... mechanical department: XFX Inc.
Robert Rodriguez .... mechanical department: XFX Inc.
Rigney Sackley .... mechanical department: XFX Inc.
Frank W. Tarantino .... special effects
Wayne Toth .... special effects makeup
Bob Turk .... special effects crew
Bill Zahn .... special effects makeup
 
Visual Effects by
William L. Arance .... digital effects artist
Jean-Yves Audouard .... computer graphics animators: Hybride
Michel Barrière .... digital effects artist: Hybride
Louise Bertrand .... digital effects production manager: Hybride
Rob Blue .... digital artist
Marc Bourbonnais .... 3D effects artist: Hybride Technologies
Benoît Brière .... technical support: Hybride (as Benoit Brière)
Jeffrey Cappleman .... CG animator
Jim Carbonetti .... digital artist/compositor
Ozzie Carmona .... digital artist
Daniel Aristoteles Collins .... systems/operations: Rhythm & Hues
Nicolas Cotta .... visual effects artist
Scott Coulter .... digital artist
Gregory Creaser .... digital timer: Pacific Title
Robert Cribbett .... roto/paint artist
Sean C. Cunningham .... effects supervisor: CFX
Thierry Delattre .... digital artist
Luc Desmarais .... computer system support: Hybride
Conny Fauser .... compositing supervisor
Vince Filippone .... assistant visual effects editor
Vincent Filippone .... visual effects editor
Nickson Fong .... color and lighting technical director
Nathalie Gonthier .... roto/paint artist: SPI
Abra Grupp .... digital compositor
John Hart .... technical director (as John Hart)
Matt Hullum .... visual effects coordinator
Taka Ikari .... visual effects production assistant
Brian Jennings .... visual effects supervisor
John Joyce .... lead model maker: Cinema Production Services
Michael Joyce .... model shop supervisor: Cinema Production Services
Joseph Kasparian .... digital textures
Joseph Kasparian .... lighting artist
Marc Kolbe .... visual effects executive producer: CFX
Tom Lamb .... digital artist
François Lambert .... digital compositor: Hybride
Jean Lapointe .... technical support: Hybride
Kim Lavery .... in house visual effects producer
Jennifer Law-Stump .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title/Mirage
Daniel Leduc .... digital effects supervisor: Hybride
Patrick Legault .... computer system support: Hybride
Charles Marchand .... Flame artist
Charles Marchand .... digital compositor
Sébastien Moreau .... Inferno compositor: Hybride
Craig A. Mumma .... digital effects producer: CFX
Greg Nelson .... digital artist
Abby Gail Palanker .... visual effects coordinator
Rocco Passionino .... digital artist
Cristin Pescosolido .... digital compositor
Brennan Prevatt .... digital compositor
Pierre Raymond .... digital effects producer: Hybride
Kosta Saric .... visual effects editor: CFX
Nelson Sepulveda .... compositing supervisor: CFX
Frederic Soumagnas .... lead lighting artist
James Stewart .... digital artist
Strad .... digital effects artist: Hybride
Stéphane Stradella .... digital compositor
Martin Talbot .... 3D-tracker
Marty Taylor .... Inferno artist: Digiscope
Philippe Theroux .... computer graphics supervisor: Hybride
James D. Tittle .... digital effects coordinator: CFX
Jeff Wells .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title/Mirage
Steffen M. Wild .... digital effects supervisor: CFX
Yanick Wilisky .... 3D character animator
Jeffrey Willerth .... visual effects coordinator: Miramax
Eugene Jeong .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Jeryd Pojawa .... modelmaker: Cinema Production Services, Inc. (uncredited)
Mark Ross-Sullivan .... modelmaker: Cinema Production Services, Inc. (uncredited)
Denise Shurtleff .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Ken Swenson .... modelmaker: Cinema Production Services, Inc. (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Sandy Berumen .... stunts
Bob Brown .... stunt coordinator
Joe Bucaro III .... stunts
Jennifer Caputo .... stunts
Paul Eliopoulos .... stunts
Jon H. Epstein .... stunts
Tabby Hanson .... stunts
Dustin Meier .... stunts
Theresa Pink .... stunts
Shawn Robinson .... stunts
Jeff Schwan .... stunt driver
Myke Schwartz .... stunt double
Myke Schwartz .... stunts
Tierre Turner .... stunts
Eileen Weisinger .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Buzzy Burwell .... rigging gaffer
Matt Fliehler .... rigging grip
Kory Funk .... company electrician
Edison Jackson .... company electrician
Tom Kalbfleisch .... rigging grip
Paul Kloss .... company electrician
Kurt Kornemann .... company grip
Paul T. LeBlanc .... video assistant
Jon H. Lewis .... gaffer
Jimmy Lindsey .... first assistant camera
David McGill .... Steadicam operator
Raul 'Bull' Mellow .... company electrician
P.K. Munson .... first assistant camera
Danny Navarette .... rigging best boy electric
Mary C. Nelson .... company grip
Michael Palmer .... company electrician
Donis Rhoden .... best boy grip
Matt Richardson .... company grip
Marcel Rodriguez .... camera production assistant
Robert Rodriguez .... camera operator
Peter D. Roome .... additional first assistant camera
Rigney Sackley .... camera loader
Mike Sheeren .... dolly grip
Ferrell A. Shinnick .... key grip
Peter Simonite .... first assistant camera
Kevin Sims .... company electrician
Rico Torres .... still photographer
Tim Travis .... rigging electrician
Joseph Vasquez .... company grip
Mark Kubiak .... company grip (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Scott Holmes .... animator
Benedikt Niemann .... animator
David Wainstain .... animator
 
Casting Department
Kelly Bogdan .... extras casting assistant
Jo Edna Boldin .... casting: Texas
Carrie Campbell .... casting associate
Vicki Dempsey .... extras casting assistant
Dara Gray .... extras casting
Freddy Luis .... casting associate
Alan Joseph Ortanez .... casting assistant
Rachael Erwin .... casting intern (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marcia Evers .... costume shop supervisor
Mike Lutz .... costumer
Stanley Moore .... costume supervisor
Will James Moore .... costumer
Leeann Radeka .... costumer
Yvonne Wilburn .... key set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Joaquin Gonzalo Avellán .... assistant editor
Allison Baker .... post-production assistant
Michael Brandt .... assistant editor: avid
David Feldman .... assistant editor
Scott Fox .... telecine colorist
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Alex Hepburn .... assistant editor: avid
Cynthia Morris .... assistant editor
Tommy Nix .... apprentice editor
David Orr .... color timer
Elaine K. Thompson .... post-production coordinator
Ed Stabile .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bill Abbott .... music editor
Pete Anthony .... conductor
Pete Anthony .... orchestrator
Marco Beltrami .... conductor
William Boston .... orchestrator (as Bill Boston)
Linda Cohen .... music coordinator
Wade Culbreath .... musician: percussion soloist
Robert Elhai .... orchestrator (as Bob Elhai)
Gregg Bryan Goldman .... music business affairs
Gary A. Hecker .... creature vocals (as Gary Hecker)
Dennis James .... musician: glassworks
Jon Kull .... orchestrator
John Kurlander .... score mixer
Bob Levy .... score recordist
Kevin Manthei .... orchestrator
Jill Meyers .... music business affairs
Denise Okimoto .... assistant music editor
Jay B. Richardson .... music editor
Randy Spendlove .... executive soundtrack producer
Alex Steyermark .... music supervisor
Kevin Manthei .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Mark Jan Wlodarkiewicz .... music editor: temp music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Ronald D. Chambers .... transportation captain (as Ronnie D. Chambers)
Cecil D. Evans .... transportation coordinator
Jack Prince .... driver
Bobby Sconci .... driver
 
Other crew
Mike Allred .... logo designer: Hornet logo
Allison Baker .... office production assistant (as Allison Gay Baker)
Annilee Ballentine .... production assistant
Maida Barbour .... researcher clearence
Mateo Barnstone .... assistant location manager
Lisa D. Carey .... payroll accountant
Amy Carr .... accounting clerk
Anne Carr .... key construction medic
Gino Crognale .... puppeteer
Kris DeForest .... assistant: Mr. Rodriguez and Ms. Avellán
Karen Dinitz .... production assistant
Leigh French .... adr loop group
Robbie Friedmann .... assistant location manager
Haden Garrett .... production secretary
Theodore Haines .... puppeteer
Darlene Kegan .... voice-over
Louis Kiss .... puppeteer
W. Alex Korp .... production assistant
Melody Lloyd .... first aid
Brandon Lott .... set production assistant
Lynn Marcus .... legal services
Jake McKinnon .... puppeteer
Brian Montgomery .... production assistant
Rana Morrison .... location assistance
Peggy Mulloy .... unit publicist
Marlene O. Nichols .... production assistant
Greg Nicotero .... puppeteer (as Gregory Nicotero)
John K. Patterson .... location assistant
Scott Patton .... puppeteer
Janet Place .... second assistant accountant
Lou Ann Quast .... script supervisor
Brian Railsback .... production assistant
Timothy Ralston .... puppeteer
J. Max Ruschak .... first assistant accountant
Daniel Salas-Porras .... assistant production coordinator
Buck Sanders .... guitar wrangler
Kathi Scharer .... production accountant
Shannon Shea .... puppeteer
John Sloss .... legal services
Cynthia Streit .... production coordinator
David Svec .... studio teacher
Raigen Thornton .... set medic
Wayne Toth .... puppeteer
Kathleen Townes .... production assistant
Katie Tull .... production assistant
Venus Ventura .... assistant: Ms. Avellán (as Cheryl 'Venus' Ventura)
Henrik von Ryzin .... puppeteer
Eric A. Williams .... location manager
Bernie Wrightson .... creature designer
 
Thanks
Carolina Bustamante .... special thanks
Tom Cox .... special thanks (as Coach Tom Cox)
Dawn Todd Curfman .... special thanks (as Dawn Todd)
Scott David .... special thanks (as Coach Scott Davis)
Tommy Hilfiger .... Dimension Films wishes to thank (as Mr. Tommy Hilfiger)
Bubba Jones .... special thanks
Linda Lopez .... special thanks
Racer Rodriguez .... special thanks (as Racer)
Rebel Rodriguez .... special thanks (as Rebel)
Rocket Rodriguez .... special thanks (as Rocket)
John Waugh .... special thanks (as Coach John Waugh)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Parasite" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence/gore, strong language, drug use and some nudity
Runtime:
104 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A | Chile:18 | Finland:K-16 | France:-12 | Germany:18 | Germany:16 (DVD version) | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:16 (re-rating) | Netherlands:12 (original rating) (1998) | Norway:15 | Peru:18 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG (cut) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:18 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:18 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #36445)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The role of Delilah was originally written for Charisma Carpenter. She turned it down because she felt the role was too similar to her character Cordelia on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997). Sarah Michelle Gellar, the title star of Buffy, also turned down a role in The Faculty (1998).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Zeke places a paper towel over Oscar vertically, but when seen from another angle, he is placing the towel horizontal.See more »
Quotes:
[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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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
GUYS AND DOLLSSee more »

FAQ

When does Delilah get assimilated?
Does Professor Furlong die?
Why doesn't Marybeth assimilate Zeke when they are alone and making out before they kill the science professor?
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42 out of 59 people found the following review useful.
positive review with caveats, 26 December 1998
Author: mkultra from Knoxville, TN

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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