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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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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 Raymond ... Gabe Santora
Jon Stewart ... Prof. Edward Furlong
Daniel von Bargen ... Mr. John Tate
Elijah Wood ... Casey Connor
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Storyline

A horror tale set in a High School where the students suspect the teaching staff of being aliens, who are intent on making the students their victims. Written by Jordan Chamerski

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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On December 25th, School's Out Forever. 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 »

Parents Guide:

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,064,955, 9 May 1999
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In 1990, David Wechter and Bruce Kimmel wrote their first draft of the script and sent it out, but there were no buyers. It wasn't until after the success of Scream (1996) that Miramax bought the script and rushed it into production. Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein brought in Kevin Williamson to do rewrites, keeping the basic story, but rewriting the dialogue and adding new characters to make it more "hip". Originally, Williamson was set to direct the film, but he chose not to so he could direct his self-penned script Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999). The Weinsteins brought in Robert Rodriguez to direct the film instead. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 26 mins) Marybeth asks Stokely how the book Invasion of the Body Snatchers end, Stokely replies, "They get us. They win. We lose." But actually the book ends with the aliens giving up because they had underestimated the human desire for survival. 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

During the cast pictures at the end, the science teacher who was 'killed' in the film is shown very much alive with a patch over his eyes and bandages over his fingers. 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

References Scanners (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Resuscitation
Written by Sheryl Crow and Jeff Trott
Produced and Performed by Sheryl Crow
Courtesy of A&M Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Polygram Film and TV Music
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Great take on the Body Snatchers story
2 January 2007 | by mjw2305See all my reviews

Fun and Interesting characters and cool visual effects are the key to this Sci-Fi Thriller, which is largely based on 'The Invasion of the Body Snatchers'

I won't introduce the characters here, as the movie introduces (Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Josh Hartnett, Shawn Hatosy, Jordana Brewster and Elijah Wood's characters) really well as the students at Herrington High, they each have their own individual personalities that evolve as events in the film unfold.

The Faculty is littered with top names like Robert Patrick, Famke Janssen, Bebe Neuwirth and Salma Hayek who all begin to behave strangely, un-nerving the students.

A small pocket of students begin to believe in a conspiracy among the teachers and it's up to them to save the world from invasion.

Great performances from the cast (Josh Hartnett in particular), a fun script and a cleverly re-written story all conspire to make the Faculty a cracking 100 minutes of all out entertainment.

7/10


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