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Writer (WGA):
Mike White (written by)
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Release Date:
3 October 2003 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A wannabe rock star in need of cash poses as a substitute teacher at a prep school, and tries to turn his class into a rock band. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jack Black ... Dewey Finn

Adam Pascal ... Theo

Lucas Papaelias ... Neil

Chris Stack ... Doug

Sarah Silverman ... Patty Di Marco

Mike White ... Ned Schneebly

Lucas Babin ... Spider

Joan Cusack ... Rosalie Mullins

Jordan-Claire Green ... Michelle
Veronica Afflerbach ... Eleni

Miranda Cosgrove ... Summer Hathaway

Joey Gaydos Jr. ... Zack

Robert Tsai ... Lawrence
Angelo Massagli ... Frankie

Kevin Alexander Clark ... Freddy Jones (as Kevin Clark)

Maryam Hassan ... Tomika

Caitlin Hale ... Marta
Cole Hawkins ... Leonard
Brian Falduto ... Billy
James Hosey ... Marco

Aleisha Allen ... Alicia
Zachary Infante ... Gordon

Rebecca Brown ... Katie
Jaclyn Neidenthal ... Emily

Suzzanne Douglas ... Tomika's Mother

Eron Otcasek ... Musician

Carlos Velazquez ... Musician
Kimberly Grigsby ... Mrs. Sheinkopf

Lee Wilkof ... Mr. Green

Kate McGregor-Stewart ... Mrs. Lemmons

Wally Dunn ... Gym Teacher

Tim Hopper ... Zack's Father
Michael Dominguez-Rudolph ... Art Student
Crash Cortez ... Max

Nicky Katt ... Razor
John Highsmith ... Tony (as John E. Highsmith)

Heather Goldenhersh ... Sheila

Timothy 'Speed' Levitch ... Waiter
Scott Graham ... Punk Rock Guy

Sharon Washington ... Alicia's Mother

Kim Brockington ... Leonard's Mother

Marty Murphy ... Concerned Father
Kathleen McNenny ... Freddy's Mother

Joanna Adler ... Summer's Mother (as Joanna P. Adler)

Robert Lin ... Lawrence's Father

Barry Shurchin ... Cop
MacIntyre Dixon ... Bus Driver

Amy Sedaris ... Mrs. Haynish
Mary Fortune ... Teacher's Assistant

Mandy Siegfried ... Female Employee

Elisa Pugliese ... Concert Goer

Carlos J. Da Silva ... Security Guard
Ian O'Malley ... Radio Exec

Chris Line ... Radio DJ
Kyle Meaney ... Toby
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lauren Adler ... Concert Goer (uncredited)

Kelly Anne Burns ... Groupie (uncredited)
Leanne Cabrera ... Concert Goer (uncredited)

Catherine A. Callahan ... Concert Attendee (uncredited)
Brooke Campbell ... Extra (uncredited)

Cedric Cannon ... Leonard's Dad (uncredited)

Mike Clemente ... Crazed Fan (uncredited)
Anivile Daniel ... Concert Goer (uncredited)

Jane DeNoble ... Billy's Mom (uncredited)

Riley G. Matthews Jr. ... Blood Brothers MC Biker (uncredited)
The Mooney Suzuki ... Themselves (uncredited)
Mateo Moreno ... Concert Goer (uncredited)
Lian Moy ... Student (uncredited)

Karen Nazarov ... Groupie (uncredited)
Ryan O'Connor ... No Vaccancy's Biggest Fan (uncredited)

Scott Ross ... Concert Goer (uncredited)

Caileigh Scott ... Girl at Concert (uncredited)
Johnny Sullivan ... Guy in Crowd Who Catches Dewey (uncredited)

Joe Wachowski ... Concert Goer (uncredited)

Frank Whaley ... Battle of the Bands Director (uncredited)

Angus Young ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Richard Linklater 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Mike White (written by)

Produced by
Scott Aversano .... executive producer
Steve Nicolaides .... executive producer
Scott Rudin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Craig Wedren 
 
Cinematography by
Rogier Stoffers 
 
Film Editing by
Sandra Adair 
 
Casting by
Ilene Starger 
 
Production Design by
Jeremy Conway 
 
Art Direction by
Adam Scher 
 
Set Decoration by
Karin Wiesel  (as Karin Wiesel Holmes)
 
Costume Design by
Karen Patch 
 
Makeup Department
Alan D'Angerio .... hair stylist
Felice Diamond .... makeup artist
Don Kozma .... assistant makeup artist
Bernadette Mazur .... makeup artist
Roz Music .... makeup artist: Mr. Black
Michele Paris .... makeup artist (as Michele Paris-Catanzarite)
Jerry Popolis .... assistant hair stylist
Dina Sliwak .... additional makeup artist (as Dina Sliwiak)
Jeffrey Rebelo .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Joseph E. Iberti .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Hoffman .... first assistant director
Michelle L. Keiser .... second assistant director
Francisco Ortiz .... dga trainee
Kathryn-Ann Oaks Shertzer .... second second assistant director (as Kathryn Shertzer)
 
Art Department
Robert Barnett .... camera scenic
Emily Beck .... assistant art director
Jason De Bari .... art department coordinator
Kim Jennings .... assistant art director
Ellen Lampl .... graphic designer
Martin Lasowitz .... property master
Charles E. McCarry .... assistant art director
Christopher Nelson .... leadman
Ken Nelson .... construction coordinator
Tim Okamura .... artist: paintings
Robert Schleinig .... on-set dresser
James Bono .... set dresser (uncredited)
Craig Denham .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Brent Godek .... props (uncredited)
Michael Jortner .... props (uncredited)
Derrick Kardos .... graphic designer: props (uncredited)
Carly Sorscher .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Christina K. Tonkin .... first assistant decorator (uncredited)
Ryan Viniotis .... construction shop manager (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bill Allen .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Nancy Cabrera .... foley artist
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer
Tom Fleischman .... sound re-recording mixer
Phillip Fuller .... technical support: sound
Dan Fulton .... assistant sound editor
Dan Korintus .... dialogue editor
Avi Laniado .... sound engineer
Jane McCulley .... supervising adr editor
Danny Michael .... production sound mixer
Bob Olari .... sound re-recordist (as Bobby Olari)
Mike Patrick .... sound recordist
Mike Poppleton .... first assistant sound editor
Jacob Ribicoff .... supervising sound editor
Andrew Schmetterling .... boom operator
Stuart Stanley .... supervising foley editor
Jeffrey Stern .... supervising dialogue editor
Robert Troeller .... sound mix technician
Roland Vajs .... sound editor
Magdaline Volaitis .... sound effects editor
Peter Waggoner .... sound re-recording mixer
Daniel Ward .... assistant sound editor
Jerry Yuen .... utility sound
Patrick Arnheim .... voice loop (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John Stifanich .... special effects coordinator (as John Sifanich)
 
Stunts
Bob Colletti .... stunts
Vince Cupone .... stunts
Peter Epstein .... stunts
Stephanie Finochio .... stunts
Don Hewitt .... stunt coordinator
Donald John Hewitt .... stunts (as Donald J. Hewitt)
Jery Hewitt .... stunt coordinator
Tina Mckissick .... stunts
David Shumbris .... stunts (as Dave Shumbris)
Johnny Sullivan .... stunts
Shawnna Thibodeau .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Becchio .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Angela Bellisio .... film loader
Matt Blades .... grip
Rod Calarco .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Michael Cambria .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Mel Cannon .... additional grip
Nicolas L. Charuet .... grip (as Nicholas Luc Charuet)
Alisa M. Colley .... assistant camera
Howard Davidson .... grip
Edwin Effrein .... first assistant camera (as Edwin A. Effrein)
Peggy Eisenhauer .... lighting designer: concert lighting
Jules Fisher .... lighting designer: concert lighting
Richie Ford .... rigging gaffer
Jim Galvin .... light board operator
Jendra Jarnagin .... additional electrician
Nils Johnson .... key video assist operator
Billy Kerwick .... key rigging grip (as William W. Kerwick)
Scott Kincaid .... electrician
Bruce MacCallum .... camera operator: "b" camera
Michael J. Maurer .... electrician (as Mike Mauer)
Jim McConkey .... Steadicam operator
Jim McConkey .... camera operator: "a" camera
Bill O'Leary .... gaffer (as William O'Leary)
Dave Rudolph .... electrician
Michael Rudolph .... electrician
Andrew D. Schwartz .... still photographer (as Andrew Schwartz)
Eric Swanek .... Steadicam assistant
Eric Swanek .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Tom Vulliez .... grip (as Tommy Voulliez)
Robert Vuolo .... electrician
James Harker .... electrician (uncredited)
Jeremy Knaster .... electrician (uncredited)
Lorne MacDougall .... lighting technician (uncredited)
James Scutakes .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Patti Carns Kalles .... casting: Seattle
Jason James .... casting: Seattle
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting
Laurie Levine .... casting: Seattle
Valerie Lindquist .... casting associate
Zoe E. Rotter .... casting assistant
Janice Wilde .... casting associate
Melissa Farnum .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Elizabeth Lang .... additional casting scout (uncredited)
Kristian Sorge .... extras casting associate (uncredited)
Grant Wilfley .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stephanie Biear .... head seamstress
Kate Edwards .... wardrobe supervisor
Sandi Figueroa .... costumer: Jack Black
Cheryl Kilbourne-Kimpton .... wardrobe supervisor (as Cheryl Kilbourn-Klimpton)
Joseph La Corte .... key costumer
Debbie Lucas .... seamstress
Chris Ann Pappas .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Adam Geiger .... assistant editor
Harry Muller .... color timer
Sarah Ogletree .... post-production coordinator
David Rogow .... first assistant editor
Andrew Weisblum .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Mark Agostino .... music editor
Jim Dunbar .... music coordinator
Mick Gormaley .... music editor
Stewart Lerman .... recording engineer
Liam Lynch .... soundtrack consultant
Jim O'Rourke .... music consultant
Randall Poster .... music supervisor
Nic Ratner .... music editor
Karen Waltuch .... music consultant
Lee Mars .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Carlos A. Acosta .... location assistant
Shawn Alexander .... production assistant
Daniela Barbosa .... production assistant (as Daniela Tomc-Barbosa)
Q. Beck .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Josef Brandmaier .... structured finance by
Adam Carroll .... production assistant
Chris Cussen .... executive assistant: Mr. Rudin
Gerry De Leon .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Eliza Dyson .... location assistant
Jules Eggli .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
David L. Feinberg .... production office assistant (as David Feinberg)
Daniel Fine .... assistant accountant
Jay Floyd .... clearance administrator
Rhonda George .... assistant production office coordinator
Crystal Hawkins .... production auditor
Vanessa Hoffman .... production assistant
Steven Holtzman .... production assistant
Ben Howe .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Jason Ivey .... production assistant
Sara Johnson .... assistant: Richard Linklater
Andrew S. Kahn .... assistant: Mr. Rudin (as Andrew Kahn)
Ben LeClair .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
James D. Lee .... assistant location manager
Kendra Levenberg .... craft service
Terry McAllister .... assistant security coordinator
Nolan B. Medrano .... second assistant auditor (as Nolan Medrano)
Steve Moramarco .... assistant: Mr. Black
Jasika Nicole .... stand in: female: next to the character Ned Schneebly
Leda Nornang .... production secretary
Julie Oppenheimer .... script supervisor
Adesola A. Osakalumi .... choreographer (as Adesola Osakalumi)
Wayne Petrucelli .... security coordinator
Guillaume Renberg .... remote head technician
John Rickard .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Marsha Robertson .... publicist
Dave Rosenberg .... production assistant
Debbie Rothstein .... legal assistant
Chris Sanata .... production assistant
Kris Schackman .... location assistant
Thomas Sellitti Jr. .... production assistant
Missy Simms .... studio teacher (as Missy Sims)
Darryl A. Smith .... first assistant auditor
Karen Koula Sossiadis .... production coordinator (as Koula Sossiadis)
Robert T. Striem .... location manager (as Robert Striem)
April Taylor .... location assistant
Eva Vedock .... craft service
Steven Wargo .... craft service
Andrew Zolot .... assistant: Mr. Nicolaides (as Andy Zolot)
Wade Couturiaux .... office intern (uncredited)
Jared Cowan .... intern (uncredited)
Matthew Mason .... production assistant (uncredited)
Thomas Maxwell .... stand-in (uncredited)
David Milhous .... studio team (uncredited)
Jessica Peters .... adr loop group (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The School of Rock" - USA (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some rude humor and drug references
Runtime:
108 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The big posters in Dewey's bedroom are of the The Sex Pistols, The Who, and New York City rock band Evil Jake. They were included because set designers photographed lead singer Mike Jacobs' apartment as research on how struggling musicians actually live, and Dewey's apartment is partially modeled on Mike's.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: During the Battle of the Bands performance two different guitars can be heard on the audio track playing at the same time, although for most of the song Dewey is not playing his guitar and Zack is the only other guitarist on stage.See more »
Quotes:
[last lines]
Dewey Finn:All right, that's it. Stop, you guys, stop. Seriously, you guys. All right, take five. Take five. You wanna go? All right. That was a good class.
Zack Mooneyham:I'll see you, man.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in A Serbian Film (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
Black ShuckSee more »

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55 out of 74 people found the following review useful.
Sound of Music, 9 January 2006
Author: (jakemsn4@yahoo.ca) from canada

Has anyone noticed that School Of Rock is like a modern, rock version, and 10-millions times better version of Sound Of Music? Both are about a teacher who spends time with a small group of kids and inspires true music in them. Anyone who is 50-90 years old loves the Sound of Music, as a member of the younger generation today I think it's safe to say The School of Rock is the "Sound of Music" version of the new millennia, because I doubt another movie in the next 100 or maybe even 1000 years with the same plot (teacher inspiring kids with music) will do better than School Of Rock, just like no movie between 1900-2000 did better than the Sound Of Music in this regard.

Jack Black's passion for the music is obviously sincere and true, just like the teacher lady in the Sound Of Music passionately cared about music and proceeded to teach the children the basic of doe ray memes while running through grassy fields. The Sound Of Music is the mushy Brady Bunch goody goody corny serious set-in-world war II version (which can be enjoyable), the School Of Rock is the hard and humorous and much more up to date version. In the Sound Of Music the main character's main plight was surviving the harsh realities of Nazi World War II along with her love interest; in the School Of Rock, Jack Black's main plight is to survive the commercialization of music (instead of Nazism), i.e. getting kicked off his own band while his band members replaced him with a gorgeous dude with a great body who is more marketable, and seeing that today's elementary kids are fed nothing but crap music. See how it is all modernized more up to date? Basically, the School of Rock ROCKS!

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