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93 min.
United States United States
Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson
Mark Mothersbaugh
Robert D. Yeoman
Touchstone Pictures
Comedy | Schools & University. Teen/coming-of-age. Friendship. Comedy-Drama
Synopsis / Plot
Max Fischer is a precocious 15-year-old whose reason for living is his attendance at Rushmore, a private school where he's not doing well in any of his classes, but where he's the king of extracurricular activities - from being in the beekeeping society to writing and producing plays, there's very little after school he doesn't do. His life begins to change, however, when he finds out he's on academic probation, and when he stumbles into love with Miss Cross, a pretty teacher of the elementary school at Rushmore. Added to the mix is his friendship with Herman Blume, wealthy industrialist and father to boys who attend the school, and who also finds himself attracted to Miss Cross. Max's fate becomes inextricably tied to this odd love triangle, and how he sets about resolving it is the story in the film.
1998: Golden Globes: Nominated Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Bill Murray)
1998: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Supporting Actor (Bill Murray). 2 Nominations
1998: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actor (Murray) & New Generation Award (Anderson)
1998: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Director & Best Supp. Actor (Bill Murray)
1999: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Nom Best Int. Ind. Film - English Lan.
1998: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 2 Nom., incl. Best Supporting Actor (Murray)
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