To become the greatest band of all time, two slacker, wannabe-rockers set out on a quest to steal a legendary guitar pick that gives its holders incredible guitar skills, from a maximum security Rock and Roll museum.
After being kicked out of his rock band, guitarist Dewey Finn faces a mountain of debts and depression. He shares an apartment with an old band member, Ned Schneebly, who is now a substitute teacher. Dewey accepts a job as a substitute teacher at a snobbish private elementary school where his attitude and hijinx have a powerful result on his students. He learns they are talented young musicians, and he decides to form a rock band with them to win the $10,000 prize money in a local band contest. Once Dewey wins a competition called "Battle of the Bands", the prize money would solve his financial problems and put him back in the rock music spotlight.Written by
All the kids really play their instruments, and the backup singers are real vocalists. Jack Black also played a bit of guitar in the movie (for example, when he is teaching "Smoke on the Water", "Iron Man" and other songs to Zach), but he didn't do the guitar solos. See more »
Following School of Rock's performance at the Battle of the Bands, Miss Mullins is stopped by security and then allowed access backstage by claiming, "I am principal of the school's band." In reality, she is principal of the band's school. See more »
Patty Di Marco:
That is so typical, Ned! When are you going to stop being a pushover? When are you finally going to start sticking up for yoursel...
[Ned slams the door in Patty's face]
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The first few opening credits are on a guy's jacket and various posters in a rock club. See more »
In the theatrical version of the film, the performance by School of Rock during the end credits is changed. Originally, after several solos, Dewey tells Katie she does not get one, as bassists don't get solos and that's just how it works. This was changed for the DVD and TV versions: Dewey does not tell Katie that bassists don't get solos and she does not assume she gets one anyhow. See more »
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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