School of Rock


School of Rock

Overview:

Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fourth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' roll. The school's hard-nosed principal is rightly suspicious of Finn's activities. But Finn's roommate remains in the dark about what he's doing.

Votes 1406 (6.7/10)

Runtime: 108 minutes

Release Date 2003-10-03

Budget: $35,000,000.00

Revenue: $131,282,949.00

Website: Link

Tagline: He just landed the gig of his life: 5th grade.

Production company:

  • Paramount Pictures
  • Scott Rudin Productions
  • Nickelodeon Movies
  • NEW Century
  • MFP Munich Film Partners GmbH & Company I. Produktions KG
  • Sor Productions

Production country:

  • Germany
  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Comedy
  • Music

Trailer

Further Information

Dewey Finn
Jack Black
Jack Black
Rosalie Mullins
Joan Cusack
Joan Cusack
Ned Schneebly
Mike White
Mike White
Patty Di Marco
Sarah Silverman
Sarah Silverman
Theo
Adam Pascal
Adam Pascal
Neil
Lucas Papaelias
Lucas Papaelias
Doug
Chris Stack
Chris Stack
Zack Mooneyham
Joey Gaydos Jr.
Joey Gaydos Jr.
Spider
Lucas Babin
Lucas Babin
Michelle
Jordan-Claire Green
Jordan-Claire Green
Eleni
Veronica Afflerbach
Veronica Afflerbach
Summer Hathaway
Miranda Cosgrove
Miranda Cosgrove
Freddy Jones
Kevin Alexander Clark
Kevin Alexander Clark
Lawrence
Robert Tsai
Robert Tsai
Tomika
Maryam Hassan
Maryam Hassan
Frankie
Angelo Massagli
Angelo Massagli
Marta
Caitlin Hale
Caitlin Hale
Leonard
Cole Hawkins
Cole Hawkins
Billy
Brian Falduto
Brian Falduto
Marco
James Hosey
James Hosey
Alicia
Aleisha Allen
Aleisha Allen
Gordon
Zachary Infante
Zachary Infante
Katie
Rebecca Brown
Rebecca Brown
Emily
Jaclyn Neidenthal
Jaclyn Neidenthal
Tomika's Mother
Suzzanne Douglas
Suzzanne Douglas
Musician
Eron Otcasek
Eron Otcasek
Musician
Carlos Velazquez
Carlos Velazquez
Mrs. Sheinkopf
Kimberly Grigsby
Kimberly Grigsby
Mr. Green
Lee Wilkof
Lee Wilkof
Mrs. Lemmons
Kate McGregor-Stewart
Kate McGregor-Stewart
Gym Teacher
Wally Dunn
Wally Dunn
Zack's Father
Tim Hopper
Tim Hopper
Art Student
Michael Dominguez-Rudolph
Michael Dominguez-Rudolph
Max
Crash Cortez
Crash Cortez
Razor
Nicky Katt
Nicky Katt
Tony
John Highsmith
John Highsmith
Sheila
Heather Goldenhersh
Heather Goldenhersh
Waiter
Timothy "Speed" Levitch
Timothy "Speed" Levitch
Punk Rock Guy
Scott Graham
Scott Graham
Alicia's Mother
Sharon Washington
Sharon Washington
Leonard's Mother
Kim Brockington
Kim Brockington
Concerned Father
Marty Murphy
Marty Murphy
Freddy's Mother
Kathleen McNenny
Kathleen McNenny
Summer's Mother
Joanna Adler
Joanna Adler
Lawrence's Father
Robert Lin
Robert Lin
Cop
Barry Shurchin
Barry Shurchin
Bus Driver
MacIntyre Dixon
MacIntyre Dixon
Mrs. Haynish
Amy Sedaris
Amy Sedaris
Teacher's Assistant
Mary Fortune
Mary Fortune
Female Employee
Mandy Siegfried
Mandy Siegfried
Concert Goer
Elisa Pugliese
Elisa Pugliese
Security Guard
Carlos J. Da Silva
Carlos J. Da Silva
Radio Exec
Ian O'Malley
Ian O'Malley
Radio DJ
Chris Line
Chris Line
Toby
Kyle Meaney
Kyle Meaney
Battle of the Bands Director
Frank Whaley
Frank Whaley
Concert Goer
Lauren Adler
Lauren Adler
Groupie
Kelly Anne Burns
Kelly Anne Burns
Concert Goer
Leanne Cabrera
Leanne Cabrera
Concert Goer
Catherine A. Callahan
Catherine A. Callahan
Leonard's Dad
Cedric Cannon
Cedric Cannon
Crazed Fan
Mike Clemente
Mike Clemente
Concert Goer
Anivile Daniel
Anivile Daniel
Billy's Mom
Jane DeNoble
Jane DeNoble
Blood Brothers MC Biker
Riley G. Matthews Jr.
Riley G. Matthews Jr.
Student
Jada Montemarano
Jada Montemarano
Concert Goer
Mateo Moreno
Mateo Moreno
Student
Lian Moy
Lian Moy
Groupie
Karen Nazarov
Karen Nazarov
No Vaccancy's Biggest Fan
Ryan O'Connor
Ryan O'Connor
Concert Goer
Scott Ross
Scott Ross
Concert Goer
Caileigh Scott
Caileigh Scott
Guy in Crowd Who Catches Dewey
Johnny Sullivan
Johnny Sullivan
Concert Goer
Jamie Vergan
Jamie Vergan
Concert Goer
Joe Wachowski
Joe Wachowski
Director
Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
Editor
Sandra Adair
Sandra Adair
Producer
Scott Rudin
Scott Rudin
Casting
Ilene Starger
Ilene Starger
Executive Producer
Steve Nicolaides
Steve Nicolaides
Screenplay
Mike White
Mike White
Music
Craig Wedren
Craig Wedren
Director of Photography
Rogier Stoffers
Rogier Stoffers
Art Direction
Adam Scher
Adam Scher
Executive Producer
Scott Aversano
Scott Aversano
Set Decoration
Karin Wiesel
Karin Wiesel
Costume Design
Karen Patch
Karen Patch
Production Design
Jeremy Conway
Jeremy Conway
Unit Production Manager
Joseph E. Iberti
Joseph E. Iberti
Script Supervisor
Julie Oppenheimer
Julie Oppenheimer
Location Manager
Robert T. Striem
Robert T. Striem
Casting Assistant
Zoe E. Rotter
Zoe E. Rotter
Production Coordinator
Karen Koula Sossiadis
Karen Koula Sossiadis
Casting Associate
Valerie Lindquist
Valerie Lindquist
Casting Associate
Janice Wilde
Janice Wilde
Production Coordinator
Samantha Prindle
Samantha Prindle

John Chard

You are not hardcore unless you live hardcore. The perfect vehicle for Jack Black, a film to show that given the right material he’s a bona fide comedic actor of some worth. Plot has Black as Dewey Finn, a wastrel musician who has no job prospects and who spends his time mooching off of his best mate Ned Sheebly (Mike White). When Dewey is fired from his rock band he’s left in limbo and in danger of being homeless. But when he answers a phone call offering Ned a job assignment, Dewey decides to take it upon himself to impersonate Ned and take the employment himself; as a schoolteacher! So it’s Jack Black in a classroom full of kids, it probably shouldn’t work, and even might seem like some sort of cruel and unusual punishment to anyone with an aversion to Black, but this is feel good nirvana and a paean to rock and roll. It’s perhaps unsurprising that it’s crammed with clichés from the classroom splinter of moviedom, the kids a roll call of characters we have seen numerous times. The spoilt swot, the roughneck, the one suffering parental peer pressure, the weight issue one and on it goes, but boy can they play music when Dewey takes them out of classical mode and into rock central. How nice to find that director Richard Linklater and writer Mike White have managed to rise above the clichés and avoid syrupy fodder, there’s such a zest and earnestness to it all, and the kids acting is high in quality as well, led by the big kid himself, Black on full tilt. But most of all, even as the morals and life affirming threads come wading in with the pulsing rock soundtrack, it’s a very funny picture, the gag quota enormously high. Be it Black trying to bluff the kids, the kids trying to bluff everyone else - or the wonderful Joan Cusack as the scatty stickler for the rules Principal Mullins – a laugh is never far away. Rock on! 8.5/10

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