The Faculty

December 25th, 1998


The Faculty

No valid json found

Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurances.

Release Year: 1998

Rating: 6.3/10 (49,978 voted)

Critic's Score: 61/100

Director: Robert Rodriguez

Stars: Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris

A horror tale set in a High School where the students suspect the teaching staff of being aliens, who are intent on making the students their victims.

Writers: David Wechter, Bruce Kimmel

Jordana Brewster - Delilah Profitt
Clea DuVall - Stokely 'Stokes' Mitchell
Laura Harris - Marybeth Louise Hutchinson
Josh Hartnett - Zeke Tyler
Shawn Hatosy - Stan Rosado
Salma Hayek - Nurse Rosa Harper
Famke Janssen - Miss Elizabeth Burke
Piper Laurie - Mrs. Karen Olson
Christopher McDonald - Mr. Frank Connor
Bebe Neuwirth - Principal Valerie Drake
Robert Patrick - Coach Joe Willis
Usher Raymond - Gabe Santora
Jon Stewart - Prof. Edward Furlong
Daniel von Bargen - Mr. John Tate
Elijah Wood - Casey Connor

Taglines: The new science fiction thriller - From the director of Desperado & From Dusk till Dawn - From the writer of Scream & Scream 2

Release Date: 25 December 1998

Filming Locations: Austin, Texas, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $11,633,495 (USA) (27 December 1998) (2365 Screens)

Gross: $40,064,955 (USA) (9 May 1999)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Cameo: [Tina Rodriguez] the tattooed girl whom Marybeth asks where the office is, is director Robert Rodriguez' sister.

Continuity: Zeke's first two cigarettes disappear and reappear between shots.

[first lines]
Coach Willis: You got to pick up the line. God damn it! Get off the fucking field you limp ass blow jobs!

User Review

An excellent treatment of a familiar story

Rating: 8/10

Of course the story told by this film (aliens land in small Mid-West town and start taking over the humans) is very familiar but it is still a great story and this film tells it as well as any of the others (and better than most). There is a lot of humour, many very good action scenes, and some really nail-biting suspense. But what really makes this film special are the main characters: a delightful group of funny and interesting students, who have to cope with the trials of high-school life as well as the demands of defending the Earth against an insidious alien invasion.

If you know the other films of Robert Rodriguez (Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn) you will find another film which displays the same wit and assured lightness of touch that makes this director's work such a pleasure.

Great Stuff!


Comments are closed.