The History Boys

Movie information

History. It's just one bloody thing after another. Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for language and sexual content.
Released on:
November 21, 2006 (Thu)  (limited)

Previously Announced Release Dates:
November 24, 2006
November 22, 2006

Production Companies:
Free Range Films, BBC Films, DNA Films, Royal National Theatre
Fox Searchlight

Status: Released

Richard Griffiths, Clive Merrison, Frances de la Tour, Stephen Campbell Moore, Sacha Dhawan, Samuel Anderson, Dominic Cooper, Andrew Knott, Samuel Barnett, Jamie Parker, James Corden, Russell Tovey

Director: Nicholas Hytner

Screenwriter: Alan Bennett
Script: Play Adaptation

Genre: Comedy, Drama
About the film:
The story of an unruly class of bright, funny history students in pursuit of an undergraduate place at Oxford or Cambridge. Bounced between their maverick English master (Richard Griffiths), a young and shrewd teacher hired to up their test scores (Stephen Campbell Moore), a grossly out-numbered history teacher (Frances de la Tour), and a headmaster obsessed with results (Clive Merrison), the boys attempt to sift through it all to pass the daunting university admissions process. Their journey becomes as much about how education works, as it is about where education leads.
Rated R for language and sexual content.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $100,803 (7 theaters) | Domestic Total: $2.71 mil.
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