History Trivia / DeadPoetsSociety

8th Jun '18 6:38:22 PM Pren
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* IronyAsSheIsCast: Ethan Hawke struggling terribly in school, and actually dropped out of college once he got this role.

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* IronyAsSheIsCast: Ethan Hawke struggling struggled terribly in school, and actually dropped out of college once he got this role.
8th Jun '18 6:38:07 PM Pren
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* IronyAsSheIsCast: Ethan Hawke struggling terribly in school, and actually dropped out of college once he got this role.
6th Jun '18 6:05:01 PM gracefulowyn
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* Dawson Casting: Largely averted, most of the Dead Poets were between the ages of 18-20 with the exception of Gale Hansen (Charlie Dalton) who was 29.

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* Dawson Casting: DawsonCasting: Largely averted, most of the Dead Poets were between the ages of 18-20 with the exception of Gale Hansen (Charlie Dalton) who was 29.
6th Jun '18 6:03:06 PM gracefulowyn
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* Dawson Casting: Largely averted, most of the Dead Poets were between the ages of 18-20 with the exception of Gale Hansen (Charlie Dalton) who was 29.

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* Dawson *Dawson Casting: Largely averted, most of the Dead Poets were between the ages of 18-20 with the exception of Gale Hansen (Charlie Dalton) who was 29.
6th Jun '18 6:02:52 PM gracefulowyn
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* Dawson Casting: Largely averted, most of the Dead Poets were between the ages of 18-20 with the exception of Gale Hansen (Charlie Dalton) who was 29.
1st Apr '17 12:52:24 AM creader
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* TrueCompanions: The members of the Dead Poets' Society were made to share a room before and during filming to strengthen the bond between them and make them believable friends.
1st Dec '16 8:57:15 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* DeletedRole: Lara Flynn Boyle

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* CaliforniaDoubling: Delaware for Vermont.
* DeletedRole: Lara Flynn Boyle as Ginny Dadbury.
1st Dec '16 8:40:17 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** #95, "Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary."

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** *** #95, "Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary."



* RetroactiveRecognition: Those who watched ''{{Series/House}}'' before seeing this movie might be surprised to see Wilson as a 17-year-old prep school student.
1st Dec '16 8:39:05 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AFIS100Years100Cheers: #52

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* ** AFIS100Years100Cheers: #52



* DeletedRole: Lara Flynn Boyle
* DyeingForYourArt: All the cast were taken for short, 50s-style haircuts. According to the "Look Back" special on the DVD, Creator/EthanHawke [[TraumaticHaircut found this upsetting]].



* TraumaticHaircut: All the cast were taken for short, 50s-style haircuts. According to the "Look Back" special on the DVD, Ethan Hawke found this upsetting.



** Liam Neeson and Dustin Hoffman were considered for the role of Mr. Keating.

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** Liam Neeson and Dustin Hoffman were considered for Creator/LiamNeeson had originally landed the leading role to be directed by Jeff Kanew, but lost it to Creator/RobinWilliams when director Peter Weir came on board. Creator/MelGibson was briefly attached, but his asking price was too high.
** Creator/DustinHoffman was offered
the role of Mr. Keating.John Keating and the film would have been his directorial debut before he dropped out. Creator/BillMurray was also considered, while Creator/MickeyRourke passed when Peter Weir refused to make script changes.


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** Creator/RiverPhoenix wanted to play Neil Perry.
20th Jul '16 10:30:49 PM Gitman
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Those who watched ''{{Series/House}}'' before seeing this movie might be surprised to see Wilson as a 17-year-old prep school student.
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