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The Emperor's Club
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The Emperor's Club 2002

From Amazon: Comparisons to Dead Poets Society are inevitable, but The Emperor's Club achieves a rich identity all its own. In the honorable tradition of great teacher dramas like Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Kevin Kline is well cast as Mr. Hundert, longtime teacher of classics and assistant headmaster of St. Benedict's Academy for Boys. There he encounters a defiant student and senator's son (Emile Hirsch) who desperately needs--but ultimately rejects--Hundert's lessons on leadership, integrity, and the shaping of character. Adapted from Ethan Canin's short story "The Palace Thief," the film is conventional to a fault, its flashback...

Directed By:
No image existsMichael Hoffman
Kevin KlineKevin Kline
No image existsEmile Hirsch
No image existsEmbeth Davidtz
No image existsRob Morrow
No image existsEdward Herrmann
No image existsHarris Yulin

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The Emperor's Club Movie Review by Zara (7/7/2007)

I won't go so far as to say that this was a bad movie or that I didn't like it. I think it's because it deals with a teacher and after growing up a daughter of one, the mystique of teaching is lost on me.

Don't get me wrong, I love my mom and there are things in life that I wouldn't know if I hadn't grown up with her. But...

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The Emperor's Club Movie Review by Melanie (2/2/2007)

This movie is one of the many reasons that I respect Kevin Kline. This is one of those movies that makes you laugh, cry, hate, and love.

My heart goes out to Kline's character, who is trying to maintain his integrity in a world quickly losing its footing. He tries to do what is right, and to push students to be the best...

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The Emperor's Club Movie Review by Emily (2/1/2007)

When I talk to people about this movie, they always ask if it's like the Dead Poet Society. It's not. Kevin Kline gives an outstanding preformance as a teacher just trying to be the best that he can be, and make a positive difference in the lives of everyone of his students. When he reaches a challenge, he welcomes it with...

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