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School of Rock (2003)

The School of Rock (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Music | 3 October 2003 (USA)
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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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Mr. Black. Accept no substitute. Come on feel the noize. See more »

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Comedy | Music

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

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School of Rock  »

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$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

During the class lectures, Dewey shows a slide-show that features a picture of the Ramones. In the end credits scene, Zack is wearing a Ramones t-shirt, showing how thoroughly he has changed from the beginning. See more »

Goofs

When they get to the Battle of the Bands, he tells the woman, "We are competing. We are the School of Rock." They were already on the bill, and then the name of the band happened later, and there didn't seem to be any time for the person backstage to have that name listed on her clipboard. See more »

Quotes

Dewey Finn: Okay, whose got food in here?
[no one raises a hand]
Dewey Finn: You're not gonna get in trouble, I'm hungry.
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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 »

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Referenced in The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Heal Me, I'm Heartsick
by Craig Wedren
Performed by No Vacancy
Produced by George Drakoulias
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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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