The Emperor's Club (Widescreen)

Closed Capationed Starring: Emile Hirsch & Kevin Kline Director: Michael Hoffman  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
Rating 4.2
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - French
    • Dolby Surround - Spanish
    • DTS Surround 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary
    • Trailers
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Making Of
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Access

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Entertainment Reviews:

Variety - 09/16/2002
"...[Kline shows] an assured sense of timing, balanced with a marvelous range of everything from small-scaled reactions to facial sea changes perfectly pitched to the camera..."
Box Office - 11/01/2002
"..Deftly acted by Kline and Hirsch....A touching movie about a man who cares too much....It raises questions that don't have easy answers..."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/29/2002
"...Kline does a welcome, restrained job....[Hirsch] makes an excellent son of privilege..."
Hollywood Reporter - 09/10/2002
"...Kevin Kline turns in a finely modulated performance..."

Product Description:

At St. Benedict's prep school, the boys are disciplined, mannered, and ready to learn. But when a bad apple enters the classroom of the well-respected Mr. Hundert (Kevin Kline), chaos ensues. Sedgewick Bell (Emile Hirsch, DANGEROUS LIVES OF ALTAR BOYS) is a kid with a chip on his shoulder and a powerful senator for a father. He is a shock to the system of Mr. Hundert, whose firm moral standards and unshakeable integrity are genuinely challenged by Sedgewick's eye-rolling, rule-breaking, uncaring insubordination. Determined to change Sedgewick, "mold him," and bring out the strong and true character that he believes to be at the core of every student, Mr. Hundert makes Sedgewick his priority. However, their bond will remain a thorn in Mr. Hundert's side for years thereafter, even beyond his retirement.

Based on a short story by Ethan Canin, and directed by Michael Hoffman, THE EMPEROR'S CLUB uses crisp photography and convincing performances to communicate this wholesome tale of honor, morality, and trying to do what's right at all costs.

Plot Keywords:

Classic | Coming Of Age | Teachers | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: November 22, 2002

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 96,400
  • UPC: 025192274022
  • Shipping Weight: 0.23/lbs (approx)
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