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School of Rock (2003)

The School of Rock (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Family, Music | 3 October 2003 (USA)
After being kicked out of a rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of a strict elementary private school, only to try and turn it into a rock band.

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Storyline

Down and out rock star Dewey Finn gets fired from his band, and he faces a mountain of debts and depression. He takes a job as a 4th grade substitute teacher at an uptight private school where his attitude and hijinx have a powerful effect on his students. He also meets Zack, a 10-year-old guitar prodigy, who could help Dewey win a "battle of the bands" competition, which would solve his financial problems and put him back in the spotlight. Written by Anonymous

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We don't need no education. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Music

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Rated PG-13 for some rude humor and drug references | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,622,714 (USA) (3 October 2003)

Gross:

$81,257,845 (USA) (27 February 2004)
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Trivia

Dewey's nickname for Freddy the drummer, "Spazzy McGee", is a reference to an early draft of the character in which Freddy is a spastic sufferer of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and can be seen taking Ritalin during class. See more »

Goofs

When Dewey speaks to the battle of the band director, in one shot Summer is looking towards the director, in the next she is looking towards the band (just prior to Dewey throwing the chair). See more »

Quotes

Battle of the Bands director: What do they all have?
Dewey Finn: It's a rare blood disease: "Stick-it-to-da-man-noisis".
Battle of the Bands director: What's that? I've never heard of it.
Dewey Finn: You're lucky. Because it's hell.
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Crazy Credits

Shortly after that, the band sings: The movie is over Credits got to roll Look at that name there I do not know that guy See more »

Connections

References The Song Remains the Same (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Back In Black
by Brian Johnson, Angus Young & Malcolm Young
Performed by AC/DC
Courtesy of Epic Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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I know it's only rock'n'roll, but I like it!
15 September 2004 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I like it, I like it, yes indeed!

With a Judy Garland/Mickey Rooney plot, this movie takes a terrific comic and musical turn and is a totally enjoyable, fun, and informative ride!

I liked that Jack Black always treated his students with positive reinforcement, which is really important if someone is ever to have the guts to go on stage. He was never down or discouraging unless it was a very funny down and

discouraging! And never about the students themselves.

I like Jack Black, I love this movie, and I love rock'n'roll above all else!

Forget the clichés. Let yourself have fun.

And stick it to the man!!!!!!


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