Director: Wes Anderson Run Time: 93 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1998
Starring: Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Olivia Williams, Seymour Cassel
Rushmore is part of THE WORKS – BILL MURRAY and our August WE CAN BE HEROES series.
Max Fischer is a unique young man. More adept to the extracurriculars (including playwriting and revenge) Max’s insular world contained within the prep school of Rushmore breaks open when he’s put on academic probation. But instead of focusing on his studies, he finds a new distraction in the form of a young teacher and a strange friendship with the father of his two bully classmates. He’s his own worst enemy.
Rushmore is the second writing collaboration between Owen Wilson and Wes Anderson; it’s style, quick wit, and spot-on soundtrack have since become the trademark for Anderson. It’s also the acting debut of Jason Schwartzman. As for Bill Murray? As usual, he steals the show…in the same suit throughout no less.
Part of Nitehawk’s WE CAN BE HEROES August brunch series.