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School of Rock (2003)

The School of Rock (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Music | 3 October 2003 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dewey Finn
... Theo
... Neil
... Doug
... Patty Di Marco
... Ned Schneebly
... Spider
... Rosalie Mullins
... Michelle
Veronica Afflerbach ... Eleni
... Summer Hathaway
... Zack
... Lawrence
Angelo Massagli ... Frankie
... Freddy Jones (as Kevin Clark)
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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Comedy | Music

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

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Paramount | UIP France [France]

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School of Rock  »

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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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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dewey Finn: [alerted that Miss Mullins is approaching, Dewey starts writing on the chalkboard] ... And therefore, E=MC2. Oh, Miss Mullins, come in.
Miss Mullins: I'm sorry to interupt but Miss Lemmons said she heard music coming from the classroom.
Dewey Finn: Music? Uh, music. I haven't heard any music. Uh oh, you know what, Miss Lemmons must be on crack, right, kids?
Miss Mullins: Uh, well, what's that?
[Points at guitar]
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Crazy Credits

The first few opening credits are on a guy's jacket and various posters in a rock club. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Nathaniel is Irrelevant. (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonage Daydream
Written & Performed by David Bowie
Under license from RZO Music, Inc.
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I know it's only rock'n'roll, but I like it!
15 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

I like it, I like it, yes indeed!

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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