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Substitute any other actor for Jack Black and this movie becomes a direct-to-video blip, or doesn't get made at all. Black is Dewey Finn, a life-long rocker and true believer who gets tossed by his band and forced to get a job. Dewey snakes a teaching gig from his roomie, ending up at an exclusive elementary school with a stuffy principal (Cusack). There he finds a classroom full of precocious kids with musical talent and an entire spectrum of self-esteem problems. He molds them into a rock band with the intention of entering the Battle of the Bands. Some plot points are treated casually (sometimes to the point of ignoring them), but Black's wild-eyed, fully-committed performance easily carries the day, and he's ably supported by the kids, all of whom can actually play and sing, and by a savvy script that takes the music seriously.

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Available on Running time 108 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Slob Comedy, Rock Flicks, Elementary School/Junior High, Struggling Musicians, Team Efforts, Dedicated Teachers
Screenplay
Mike White
Cast
Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Mike White, Sarah Silverman, Joey Gaydos, Miranda Cosgrove, Kevin Alexander Clark, Rebecca Julia Brown, Robert Tsai, Maryam Hassan, Caitlin Hale, Aleisha Allen, Brian Falduto, Zachary Infante, James Hosey, Angelo Massagli, Cole Hawkins, Nicole Afflerbach, Jordan-Claire Green, Adam Pascal, Chris Stack, Tim Hopper, Nicky Katt
Cinematography
Rogier Stoffers
Director
Richard Linklater
Music
Craig (Shudder to Think) Wedren
Other
Jeffrey Stern, Randall Poster, Sandra Adair, Adam Matthew Scher, Karen Patch, Jeremy Conway
Producer
Scott Rudin, New Century, Munich Film Partners, SOR Productions, Paramount Pictures

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Nicholle

Dewey Finn is a a guitar player that gets fired out of his own band. He needs to raise money to pay for his bills and rent. When his friend and school teacher Ned Schneebly is called to be a substute teacher for 4th graders in an expensive private school, Dewey pretends to be Ned and accepts the job. He pretty much all he knows about is music. Zack is a 10-year-old guitar prodigy in this class. Dewey decides that if he could teach his class to play music, he could enter them in the "Battle of the Bands" and win the money he needs to get out of debt.