School of Rock

Trivia: Miranda Cosgrove, who plays Summer Hathaway, actually has a good voice and plays guitar. She had to take a 45-minute class to learn how to sing badly for the scene where she sang "Memories."

Trivia: All of the children are competent musicians, and they are all playing their own instruments.

Trivia: During ending credits, when the band is playing, the actors were all wearing their own clothes. The bass player (Katie) actually had a solo as well, but the editors cut it out.

Trivia: In the picture that Dewey shows Ned of their old band, we see Black and White in the picture with another in the back. The third man in the back is the director of the film, Richard Linklater.

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Trivia: The final sequence during the credits was all unscripted. Both the dialog and music solos were improvised.

Trivia: In the second cafeteria scene, the blonde girl seen sitting at a lunch table behind the teachers lunch table is Freddy Jones' (played by Kevin Alexander Clark) sister in real life.

Trivia: Gibson, one of the most expensive guitar brands in the world, donated ten standard SGs (the red guitars that are seen throughout the film, and the one Dewey is playing on the poster) to the film. Jack Black (Dewey) now owns six of them, because he "got there first."

Trivia: At the beginning of the movie, when the band fires Dewey Finn, he says something like, "I'll make it and you'll just be a kick on my epic ***." Epic Records is the company who produces Jack Black's real CDs.


Trivia: Screenwriter Mike White isn't a fan of classic rock. The movie was written specifically so Jack Black could perform his own favorite rock music.

Trivia: Jack Black had to make a video playing Immigrant Son from Led Zeppelin in order to get permission to use that song for the film.


Trivia: The nicknames given to the kids by Mr. S were improvised by Jack Black in order to remember every single name of the boys.


Trivia: The Mooney Suzuki rock band was involved in the film and also makes a cameo when Mr. S and the kids are about to have their audition.


Other mistake: After the concert, when Dewey is telling Gordon how awesome the lights were, Eleni calls him Jack. The actor that plays Dewey is Jack Black. (This mistake is mentioned in the Kids Kommentary [sic].) (01:35:40)

More mistakes in School of Rock

Dewey: Billy what makes you angrier than anything in the world?
Billy: You.
Dewey: Billy, we've already told me off, now let's move on.
Billy: You're tacky and I hate you.
Dewey: Ok, you see me after class!

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Question: When the kids have to pick up Dewey to go to Battle of the Bands, how did they know where he lives?

Answer: It is never said but If I was to guess, they got it from the guy he was pretending to be (Ned's) information from the school office.

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