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When a beautiful first-grade teacher (Olivia Williams) arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max (Jason Schwartzman), who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father (Bill Murray) of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, the situation soon gets complicated when Max's new friend becomes involved with her, setting the two pals against one another in a war for her attention.

Release details

Rated: R
Release date: Friday February 5 1999
Duration: 93 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Wes Anderson
Screenwriter: Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson
Cast: Seymour Cassel
Bill Murray
Mason Gamble
Jason Schwartzman
Sara Tanaka
Olivia Williams
Brian Cox
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