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The School of Rock (9-Sep-2003)

Director: Richard Linklater

Writer: Mike White

Music Score by: Craig Wedren

Producer: Scott Rudin

Keywords: Comedy, Rock and Roll

A washed-up musician itching for a gig poses as a substitute teacher at an upper-crust New York City school, looking to turn his class into a ragtag band.

Fired from his fledgling rock band and on the cusp of middle age, perpetual wild child Dewey Finn faces an uncertain future. Desperate for cash, Dewey poses as hapless friend and roommate Ned Schneebly to take a position as a substitute teacher at New York City's prestigious Horace Green preparatory school; charged with "educating" a group of fifth-graders, Dewey instead trains the children to form a rock band, looking to use them to win a Battle of the Bands competition and help pay his rent while facing opposition from increasingly skeptical parents and faculty all along the way. One of Jack Black's stronger roles, The School of Rock dovetailed rather nicely with his Tenacious D parody-rocker alter ego, earning positive marks from critics and audiences alike.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jack Black
28-Aug-1969   Half of Tenacious D
Miranda Cosgrove
14-May-1993   Megan Parker on Drake & Josh
Joan Cusack
11-Oct-1962   Grosse Pointe Blank
Suzzanne Douglas
12-Apr-1957   Jeri Peterson on The Parent Hood
Nicky Katt
11-May-1970   Harry Senate on Boston Public
Speed Levitch
9-Jul-1970   The Cruise
Adam Pascal
25-Oct-1970   Broadway cast of Rent
Amy Sedaris
29-Mar-1961   Strangers With Candy
Sarah Silverman
1-Dec-1970   The Sarah Silverman Program
Mike White
28-Jun-1970   Writer of School of Rock
Lee Wilkof
25-Jun-1951   Broadway actor


Jack Black   ...   Dewey Finn
Joan Cusack   ...   Rosalie Mullins
Mike White   ...   Ned Schneebly
Sarah Silverman   ...   Patty Di Marco
Lee Wilkof   ...   Mr. Green
Kate McGregor-Stewart   ...   Mrs. Lemmons
Adam Pascal   ...   Theo
Suzzanne Douglas   ...   Tomika's Mother
Miranda Cosgrove   ...   Summer Hathaway
Kevin Clark   ...   Freddy Jones
Joey Gaydos, Jr.   ...   Zack
Robert Tsai   ...   Lawrence
Aleisha Allen   ...   Alicia
Brian Falduto   ...   Billy
Caitlin Hale   ...   Marta
Maryam Hassan   ...   Tomika
Lucas Papaelias   ...   Neil
Chris Stack   ...   Doug
Lucas Babin   ...   Spider
Jordan-Claire Green   ...   Michelle
Veronica Afflerbach   ...   Eleni
Angelo Massagli   ...   Frankie
Cole Hawkins   ...   Leonard
James Hosey   ...   Marco
Zachary Infante   ...   Gordon
Rebecca Brown   ...   Katie
Jaclyn Neidenthal   ...   Emily
Eron Otcasek   ...   Musician
Carlos Velazquez   ...   Musician
Kimberly Grigsby   ...   Mrs. Sheinkopf
Wally Dunn   ...   Gym Teacher
Tim Hopper   ...   Zack's Father
Michael Dominguez-Rudolph   ...   Art Student
Crash Cortez   ...   Max
Nicky Katt   ...   Razor
John E. Highsmith   ...   Tony
Heather Goldenhersh   ...   Sheila
Speed Levitch   ...   Waiter
Scott Graham   ...   Punk Rock Guy
Sharon Washington   ...   Alicia's Mother
Kim Brockington   ...   Leonard's Mother
Marty Murphy   ...   Concerned Father
Kathleen McNenny   ...   Freddy's Mother
Joanna P. Adler   ...   Summer's Mother
Robert Lin   ...   Lawrence's Father
Barry Shurchin   ...   Cop
MacIntyre Dixon   ...   Bus Driver
Amy Sedaris   ...   Mrs. Haynish
Mary Fortune   ...   Teacher's Assistant
Mandy Siegfried   ...   Female Employee
Elisa Pugliese   ...   Concert Goer
Carlos J. Da Silva   ...   Security Guard
Ian O'Malley   ...   Radio Exec
Chris Line   ...   Radio DJ
Kyle Meaney   ...   Toby


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