“The Faculty” is a 1998 science-fiction horror film directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Kevin Williamson. The film features a cast of young actors, including Josh Hartnett, Elijah Wood, and Jordana Brewster. The story follows a group of high school students who uncover a sinister plot involving their teachers, who have been taken over by alien parasites.
Here is a brief synopsis of the film:
At a high school in Ohio, a group of students from different cliques – including the delinquent Zeke (Josh Hartnett), the new girl Mary (Jordana Brewster), and the brainy Casey (Elijah Wood) – begin to notice strange behavior among their teachers. The group soon discovers that their teachers have been taken over by alien parasites and must band together to fight back before the entire school is overrun.
“The Faculty” received generally positive reviews from critics for its mix of sci-fi and horror elements, as well as its self-aware humor and strong performances. While the film did not win any major awards, it has since gained a cult following among fans of the genre.
Some of the notable cast members include:
- Josh Hartnett as Zeke Tyler
- Elijah Wood as Casey Connor
- Jordana Brewster as Delilah Profitt
- Clea DuVall as Stokely Mitchell
- Shawn Hatosy as Stan Rosado
- Laura Harris as Marybeth Louise Hutchinson
- Famke Janssen as Miss Elizabeth Burke
- Piper Laurie as Mrs. Karen Olson
- Robert Patrick as Coach Joe Willis
“The Faculty” was a commercial success, grossing over $40 million worldwide on a budget of $15 million. The film's soundtrack, which features songs by popular '90s bands like Oasis and The Offspring, was also well-received.
|Directed by||Robert Rodriguez|
|Produced by||Elizabeth Avellán|
|Screenplay by||Kevin Williamson|
|Story by||David Wechter Bruce Kimmel|
|Starring||Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Josh Hartnett, Shawn Hatosy, Famke Janssen, Piper Laurie, Bebe Neuwirth, Robert Patrick, Usher Raymond, Jon Stewart, Elijah Wood,|
|Music by||Marco Beltrami|
|Edited by||Robert Rodriguez|
|Dimension Films Los Hooligans Productions|
|Distributed by||Miramax Films|
|Release date||December 25, 1998|
|Running time||104 minutes|
|Box office||$40.3 million (US) $63.2 million (worldwide)|