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.
Down and out rock star Dewey Finn gets fired from his band, and he faces a mountain of debts and depression. He takes a job as a 4th grade substitute teacher at an uptight private school where his attitude and hijinx have a powerful effect on his students. He also meets Zack, a 10-year-old guitar prodigy, who could help Dewey win a "battle of the bands" competition, which would solve his financial problems and put him back in the spotlight.Written by
The big posters in Dewey's bedroom are of The Sex Pistols, The Who, and New York City rock band Evil Jake. They were included because set designers photographed lead singer Mike Jacobs' apartment as research on how struggling musicians actually live, and Dewey's apartment is partially modeled on Mike's. See more »
When Dewey is climbing the stairs to go watch the kids in music class after hearing music from the bathroom, his shirt is half untucked. When he arrives at the door, it is tucked in completely. See more »
[alerted that Miss Mullins is approaching, Dewey starts writing on the chalkboard]
... And therefore, E=MC2. Oh, Miss Mullins, come in.
I'm sorry to interupt but Miss Lemmons said she heard music coming from the classroom.
Music? Uh, music. I haven't heard any music. Uh oh, you know what, Miss Lemmons must be on crack, right, kids?
Uh, well, what's that?
[Points at guitar]
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The first few opening credits are on a guy's jacket and various posters in a rock club. 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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