William Hundert is a passionate and principled Classics professor who finds his tightly-controlled world shaken and inexorably altered when a new student, Sedgewick Bell, walks into his classroom. What begins as a fierce battle of wills gives way to a close student-teacher relationship, but results in a life lesson for Hundert that will still haunt him a quarter of a century later.Written by
Rahul Khanna initially turned down the role because he felt it was too small. His casting director tried to convince him saying the specifically wanted him for the role. He still did not budge from his decision. It was the director Michael Hoffman personally called Rahul and requested him to do the film that he agreed. See more »
As the boys are running into the building after Hundert breaks the car window with a baseball, a redheaded boy near Hundert drops his bat twice. Also, Hundert's green tie switched places as the boys were running. See more »
Is everything okay, sir?
Fine, thank you. Here.
[reaches into his pocket]
Let me, uh...
That's not necessary, sir.
As I've gotten older, I realize I'm certain of only two things. Days that begin with rowing on a lake are better than days that do not. Second, a man's character is his fate. And as a student of history, I find this hard to refute. For most of us our stories can be written long before we die. There are exceptions among the great men of history, ...
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