DVD 92 mins IMDB 7.7 (27,226 votes)
Disney / Buena Vista (1998)
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(8/17/2005 )

John Wood
Comedy, Drama
USA  /  English

Seymour Cassel Bert Fischer
Brian Cox Dr. Nelson Guggenheim
Mason Gamble Dirk Calloway
Bill Murray Herman Blume
Jason Schwartzman Max Fischer
Olivia Williams Rosemary Cross
Sara Tanaka Margaret Yang
Stephen McCole Magnus Buchan
Connie Nielsen Mrs. Calloway
Luke Wilson Dr. Peter Flynn
Dipak Pallana Mr. Adams (as Deepak Pallana)
Andrew Wilson Coach Beck
Marietta Marich Mrs. Guggenheim
Ronnie McCawley Ronny Blume
Keith McCawley Donny Blume

Director Wes Anderson
Producer Barry Mendel; Paul Schiff
Writer Wes Anderson; Owen Wilson
Cinematography Robert D. Yeoman
Musician Mark Mothersbaugh; Eddie Phillips; Kenny Pickett
User Credit 1 David Moritz
User Credit 2 Karen Patch

'Rushmore' is a story of a gifted, rebellious teenager named Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman), a 10th grader at elite Rushmore Academy. Editor of the school newspaper, captain or president of innumerable clubs and societies, Max is also one of the worst students in the school, and the threat of expulsion hangs permanently over his head.
Max's world is rocked when he falls for elegant 1st grade teacher Miss Cross (Olivia Williams), and he plans to erect an aquarium in her honor - then finds himself competing for her affections with his friend, steel tycoon Mr. Blume (Bill Murray), the wealthy father of two of his classmates.

Edition Details
Barcode 717951002983
Region Region 1
Chapters 20
Release Date 2/25/2003
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Theatrical Trailer
Chapter Search
Personal Details
Purchase Date 8/17/2005
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Language and brief nudity.
User Text 2 "She was my Rushmore"
Links DVD Empire
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Trivia: During the casting process, the film makers went to different New England private schools, mostly in Massachusetts, looking for a student to play Max Fisher. (more)

Goofs: Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the first close-up shot, the box with the "Perfect Attendance" and "Punctuality Award" pins appear from left to right. But when Max reads out the names of the pins (in the same order as above), he points at them from right to left. (more)

Quotes: Herman Blume: You guys have it real easy. I never had it like this where I grew up. But I send my kids here because the fact is you go to one of the best schools in the country: Rushmore. Now, for some of you it doesn't matter. You were born rich and your going to stay rich. But here's my advice to the rest of you: Take dead aim on the rich boys. Get them in the crosshairs and take them down. Just remember, they can buy anything but they can't buy backbone. Don't let them forget it. Thank you. (more)

Awards: Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 6 nominations (more)