The world's least-employable heavy metal guitarist is entrusted with the minds of upstate New York's best and brightest in this fish-out-of-water comedy. Jack Black plays Dewey Finn, axe-bearer for a fitfully successful bar band determined to win a regional battle-of-the-bands competition. There's only one thing standing in their way: the self-indulgent solos and crowd-diving antics of their "embarrassing" lead guitarist. When his band votes him out in favor of a would-be rock god, Dewey has to make the rent somehow, and after intercepting a call for his substitute-teacher roomie Ned (Mike White), the pot-bellied slacker finds himself in front of a class of elite elementary school students. At a loss for a lesson plan, Dewey takes offense at the pre-teen prodigies' staid musical regimen and makes it his goal to preach them the gospel of The Who, Led Zeppelin, and AC/DC -- with the ulterior motive of getting them to compete against his former band for a cash prize. But no matter how willing his pupils, Dewey runs up against the consternation of the school's stern headmistress Principal Mullins (Joan Cusack), the battle-of-the-bands' promoter (Frank Whaley), and not least, his identity-deprived roomie Ned. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

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School of Rock (2003)

PG-13

Music/Comedy · 1h 49m · 10/3/2003

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The world's least-employable heavy metal guitarist is entrusted with the minds of upstate New York's best and brightest in this fish-out-of-water comedy. Jack Black plays Dewey Finn, axe-bearer for a fitfully successful bar band determined to win a regional battle-of-the-bands competition. There's only one thing standing in their way: the self-indulgent solos and crowd-diving antics of their "embarrassing" lead guitarist. When his band votes him out in favor of a would-be rock god, Dewey has to make the rent somehow, and after intercepting a call for his substitute-teacher roomie Ned (Mike White), the pot-bellied slacker finds himself in front of a class of elite elementary school students. At a loss for a lesson plan, Dewey takes offense at the pre-teen prodigies' staid musical regimen and makes it his goal to preach them the gospel of The Who, Led Zeppelin, and AC/DC -- with the ulterior motive of getting them to compete against his former band for a cash prize. But no matter how willing his pupils, Dewey runs up against the consternation of the school's stern headmistress Principal Mullins (Joan Cusack), the battle-of-the-bands' promoter (Frank Whaley), and not least, his identity-deprived roomie Ned. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

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Status

Released

Language

English

Countries

United States, Germany

Production Company

Paramount Pictures

Budget

$35,000,000

Revenue

$131,282,949
Part Of
Cast
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Lian Moy

Student (uncredited)
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Kyle Meaney

Toby
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The Mooney Suzuki

Themselves (uncredited)
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Kevin Alexander Clark

Fred (as Kevin Clark)
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Adam Pascal

Theo
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Robert Tsai

Lawrence
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Kim Brockington

Leonard's Mother
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Elisa Pugliese

Concert Goer
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Lucas Papaelias

Neil
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Mandy Siegfried

Female Employee
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Riley G. Matthews Jr.

Blood Brothers MC Biker (uncredited)
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Chris Line

Radio DJ
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Jane DeNoble

Billy's Mom (uncredited)
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Jaclyn Neidenthal

Emily
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John Highsmith

Tony (as John E. Highsmith)
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Lucas Babin

Spider
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Heather Goldenhersh

Sheila
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Zachary Infante

Gordon
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Carlos J. Da Silva

Security Guard
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Ian O'Malley

Radio Exec
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Scott Graham

Punk Rock Guy
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Miranda Cosgrove

Summer Hathaway
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Suzzanne Douglas

Tomika's Mother
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Crash Cortez

Max
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Angelo Massagli

Frankie
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Johnny Sullivan

Guy in Crowd Who Catches Dewey (uncredited)
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Angus Young

Himself (archive) (uncredited)
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Brooke Campbell

Extra (uncredited)
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Wally Dunn

Gym Teacher
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Eron Otcasek

Musician
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Kate McGregor-Stewart

Mrs. Lemmons
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Joey Gaydos Jr.

Zack Mooneyham
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Scott Skversky

Concert Goer (uncredited)
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Michael Dominguez-Rudolph

Art Student
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Catherine A. Callahan

Concert Attendee (uncredited)
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Mary Fortune

Teacher's Assistant
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Cedric Cannon

Leonard's Dad (uncredited)
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Leanne Cabrera

Concert Goer (uncredited)
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Kelly Anne Burns

Groupie (uncredited)
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Joe Wachowski

Concert Goer (uncredited)
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Sarah Silverman

Patty Di Marco
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Mateo Moreno

Concert Goer (uncredited)
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Brian Falduto

Billy
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Cole Hawkins

Leonard
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Karen Nazarov

Groupie (uncredited)
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Lauren Adler

Concert Goer (uncredited)
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Barry Shurchin

Cop
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Robert Lin

Lawrence's Father
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Frank Whaley

Battle of the Bands Director (uncredited)
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Mike White

Ned Schneebly
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Caileigh Scott

Girl at Concert (uncredited)
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Jordan-Claire Green

Michelle
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Ambi Daniel

Concert Goer (uncredited)
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Mike Clemente

Crazed Fan (uncredited)
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Chris Stack

Doug
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Marty Murphy

Concerned Father
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Kathleen McNenny

Freddy's Mother
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Rebecca Brown

Katie
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Sharon Washington

Alicia's Mother
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Jack Black

Dewey Finn
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Kimberly Grigsby

Mrs. Sheinkopf
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Nicky Katt

Razor
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Maryam Hassan

Tomika
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Lee Wilkof

Mr. Green
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Joan Cusack

Rosalie Mullins
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James Hosey

Marco
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Ryan O'Connor

No Vaccancy's Biggest Fan (uncredited)
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MacIntyre Dixon

Bus Driver
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Veronica Afflerbach

Eleni
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Amy Sedaris

Mrs. Haynish
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Caitlin Hale

Marta
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Tim Hopper

Zack's Father
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Carlos Velazquez

Musician
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Joanna Adler

Summer's Mother (as Joanna P. Adler)
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Aleisha Allen

Alicia
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Timothy 'Speed' Levitch

Waiter
Crew
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Richard Linklater

Director
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Mike White

Writer
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Scott Rudin

Producer
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Sandra Adair

Editor
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Craig Wedren

Music
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Rogier Stoffers

Cinematograpy
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