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School of Rock (2003)

The School of Rock (original title)
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After being kicked out of a rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of a strict elementary private school, only to try and turn it into a rock band.

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Richard Linklater

Writer:

Mike White
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Veronica Afflerbach ... Eleni
Miranda Cosgrove ... Summer Hathaway
Joey Gaydos Jr. ... Zack
Robert Tsai ... Lawrence
Angelo Massagli Angelo Massagli ... Frankie
Kevin Alexander Clark ... Freddy Jones (as Kevin Clark)
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Storyline

After being kicked out of a rock band, Dewey Finn who poses as a substitute teacher named Mr. Schneebly teaches kids in a private elementary school how to play and learn rock and roll music! The kids in school finally figure out that Mr Schneebly is a fraud and nearly gets arrested! Dewey Finn forms his own rock band with the kids and competes in the battle of the bands! Written by Steve Shedloski

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We don't need no education. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some rude humor and drug references | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Paramount | UIP France [France]

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

School of Rock See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,622,714, 5 October 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$81,261,177

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$131,282,949
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jack Black and Miranda Cosgrove would later star together in the season four one-hour special of iCarly (2007) iStart a Fan War. See more »

Goofs

When Dewey asks Zach what he'd tell a bully, the clock's hand positions moves back and forth between shots. See more »

Quotes

Dewey Finn: [after the kids have chosen non-rock "influences"] Come on, this project is called "Rock Band"! I'm talking about bands that *rock*. Led Zeppelin!
[silence from the entire class]
Dewey Finn: Don't tell me you guys have never gotten the Led out. Jimmy Page? Robert Plant? Ring any bells? What about Sabbath?
[more silence]
Dewey Finn: AC/DC? Mötorhead?
[Exasperated]
Dewey Finn: Ugh, what do they teach in this place?
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Crazy Credits

Shortly after that, the band sings: The movie is over Credits got to roll Look at that name there I do not know that guy See more »


Soundtracks

Heal Me, I'm Heartsick
by Craig Wedren
Performed by No Vacancy
Produced by George Drakoulias
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Tailored for Jack Black
11 November 2005 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

After being fired from his own band, the guitar player Dewey Finn (Jack Black) needs to raise some money to pay for his rent and his bills. When his friend and school teacher Ned Schneebly (Mike White) is called to a temporary work in an expensive private school, Dewey pretends to be Ned and accepts the job. He finds talented young musicians in his class, and he decides to form a rock-and-roll band with the students and win a competition called "Battle of Bands" to raise the prize and be recognized in the show business.

"The School of Rock" is a very funny and politically incorrect comedy tailored for Jack Black. He steals the movie and rocks in the role of a rock-and-roll lover, who dreams to be successful as a guitar player. Most of the lines belong to him, and I believe this movie is his best individual performance in his successful career. Joan Cusack is excellent as usual, and Miranda Cosgrove seems to have potential and be a great promise as actress. The soundtrack is a great homage to rock-and-roll, with many classics including Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song". The DVD is full of worthwhile Extras, and in the end this film is an excellent funny entertainment. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Escola de Rock" ("School of Rock")


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