Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson

Faber & Faber



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160 Pages


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Rushmore is the story of a gifted, iconoclastic youth called Max Fischer, a 10th-grader at the elite, conservative Rushmore Academy, who rocks the boat with his restless intellect and madcap entrepreneurial schemes which tend towards failure. Editor of the school paper, captain or president of innumerable clubs and societies, director of the radical theater company Max Fischer Players—Max is also one of the worst students in the school, and the threat of expulsion hangs permanently over his head. But Max's own world is rocked when he falls for elegant 1st-grade teacher Miss Cross, and plans to erect an aquarium at Rushmore in her honor—then finds himself competing for her favor with his friend, steel tycoon Mr. Blume, the wealthy father of two of his classmates.

Hailed by critics everywhere as a fresh, funny, endearing, and intelligently crafted motion picture, Rushmore is the second work from the team of Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson, which follows the success of their debut screenplay and film Bottle Rocket.


Praise for Rushmore

Praise for the film Rushmore

"The best American comedy since Annie Hall."—Premiere

"An unqualified delight . . . [It] maintains the mix of comic and dramatic throughout."—Allan Hunter, Screen International

"A wickedly funny high school comedy . . . This tart tale of an audaciously clever prep school kid . . . has all the makings of a cult hit . . . nearly everything hits the bull's-eye here, a rarity in screen comedy these days."—Todd McCarthy, Variety

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