The Emperor's Club

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  109 min.
Release Date: November 22, 2002
DVD: May 6, 2003

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Cast: Kevin Kline, Steven Culp, Embeth Davidtz, Patrick Dempsey, Joel Gretsch, Edward Herrmann, Emile Hirsch, Rob Morrow, Harris Yulin


William Hundert (Kline) is a passionate and principled Classics professor who finds his tightly-controlled world shaken and inexorably altered when a new student, Sedgewick Bell (Hirsch), walks into his classroom. What begins as a fierce battle of wills gives way to a close student-teacher relationship, but results in a life lesson for Hundert that will still haunt him a quarter of a century later.

Based on the short story The Palace Thief by Ethan Canin.

Director: Michael Hoffman
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Andrew S. Karsch, Marc Abraham
Screenplay: Neil Tolkin
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