Factual error: The film takes place in a private boarding school the 1950's, however one of the students is studying from a 1980's chemistry textbook. The obvious giveaway is that the spine of one book shows HBJ as the publisher. Jovanovich was not added to Harcourt Brace until the 1970s.
Neil's play is a huge success, but his father realises he lied about quitting the play, and pulls him out of Welton Academy. Neil commits suicide, leaving his friends distraught and the Welton administration to believe that Mr. Keating was at fault. Charlie punches Cameron and gets kicked out of school. The headmaster forces the boys to sign a paper saying it was all Keating's fault, he gets fired, but as he leaves, the remaining students shout "O Captain My Captain" and stand on their desks to salute him.
John Keating: There's a time for daring and there's a time for caution, and a wise man understands which is called for.
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