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The Faculty (1998)

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Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences.

Director:

Robert Rodriguez

Writers:

David Wechter (story), Bruce Kimmel (story) | 1 more credit »
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11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 (as Chris McDonald)
Bebe Neuwirth ... Principal Valerie Drake
Robert Patrick ... Coach Joe Willis
Usher ... Gabe Santora (as Usher Raymond)
Jon Stewart ... Prof. Edward Furlong
Daniel von Bargen ... Mr. John Tate
Elijah Wood ... Casey Connor
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Storyline

On the Harrington High School in Ohio, the newcomer Marybeth Louise Hutchinson tries to befriend the outcast Stokely 'Stokes' Mitchell. The quarterback Stan Rosado quits the football team and breaks off with his girlfriend Delilah Profitt, who is the editor of the school newspaper and head cheerleader. Zeke Tyler, who is repeating the senior year and sells drugs to the other students, has an argument with his teacher Elizabeth Burke. When the bullied Casey Connor finds a weird being on the football field, he brings it to his Professor Edward Furlong that finds that the unknown specimen lives in the water and has the ability of replicating. Later, Delilah brings Casey, who is the photographer of the newspaper and has a crush on her, to the faculty room to snoop around and find any evidence for a story, they need to hide in a closet when Coach Joe Willis and the teacher Karen Olson arrive. Delilah and Casey witness the coach and the teacher attacking Nurse Rosa Harper and they stumble ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Six students are about to find out their teachers really are from another planet. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore, strong language, drug use and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jordana Brewster and Josh Hartnett were both considered for the lead roles in She's All That, which did star Paul Walker and Jodi Lyn O'Keefe. Jordana and Paul starred in The Fast and the Furious films together as Josh Hartnett was in HALLOWEEN H20 with Jodi Lyn O'Keefe. Clea DuVall and Usher Raymond were also in She's All That. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 2 mins) After infecting a lab mouse with the creature, Zeke dissects the mouse, then removes the creature and examines it on a microscope with a scalpel still in his hand. In the next shot, he is shown retrieving the scalpel from the dissection tool kit. 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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Crazy Credits

The female teacher who was decapitated only to have her alien-controlled head rejoin her body, is seen (also very much alive) wearing a scarf around her neck, presumably to hide the scar. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original uncut version of the film included a character named Venus (played by Kidada Jones) who was in about five scenes. All her scenes were cut. She is shown in some TV previews for the film, as well as Faculty/Tommy Hilfinger ads and commercials. She is also visible in a scene in the theatrical version, standing next to Gabe (Usher) in Mr Furlong's (Jon Stewarts) science class when they are looking at the "new species" in the aquarium. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Meanest Movie Teachers (2014) See more »

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Guys and Dolls
Written by Frank Loesser
Courtesy of Frank Music Corp.
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Fast-Paced, Shrewdly Presses All the Viewer's Buttons: Takes You on Quite a Cinematic Ride!
2 August 2016 | by KissEnglishPastoSee all my reviews

........................................................from Pasto,Colombia...Via: L.A. CA., CALI, COLOMBIA and ORLANDO, FL

Don't you just hate those "friends" who belly laugh harder than anyone in the theater, and then, making conversation after the movie, you ask them, "Wow, you really enjoyed that, didn't you?" and they snap back, "What, are you nuts? That was the worst flick I've seen in years!" Well, that's definitely NOT me.

Despite priding myself on usually disliking a lot of the JUNK churned out by Hollywood, after seeing the FACULTY, and looking into the depths of my soul, I must admit, begrudgingly, it is a rather entertaining movie! Fast-paced, shrewdly pressing all the viewer's buttons, in the right order, it does exactly what its producers want it to: Take you on a cinematic ride!

Still, I'd like to issue TWO Brief Warnings:

1) If You're a Salma Hayek FAN.....Don't Blink! (You just might miss her altogether!) T.O.S.T. = About 4 or 5 minutes!

2) DON'T See IT a Second Time! It's like driving a car with no air in your tires! Believe me, I've tried it...Just doesn't work!

...Certainly, the first time, though, you should have some good fun!

6*...ENJOY/DISFRUUTELA! (Even if it's ONLY ONCE!)

Any comments, questions or observations, in English o en Español, are most welcome!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1998 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,633,495, 27 December 1998

Gross USA:

$40,283,321

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,283,321
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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