School of Rock | 2003

Directed by: Richard Linklater

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Main Plot

After being kicked out of his rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of an uptight elementary private school, only to try and turn his class into a rock band.


  • Jack Black's character impersonates a substitute teacher and forms a rock band with his students to compete in a music competition.
  • Mike White's character, Ned Schneebly, plays the role of the roommate and friend to the main character, Dewey Finn.
  • Joan Cusack portrays the uptight principal, Rosalie Mullins, who initially opposes the rock band but eventually embraces their talents.


In the ending of School of Rock, Dewey and his students participate in the Battle of the Bands competition. Despite initial setbacks, they deliver an incredible performance that wins over the audience. Dewey's former bandmates also join in, reuniting the band. The students' parents witness their children's talent and passion, finally embracing their unconventional education. Dewey and the kids celebrate their victory, solidifying their bond and proving that rock music can bring people together.

Richard Linklater