|Directed by||Bryan Singer|
|Produced by||Jane Hamsher|
|Music by||John Ottman|
|Cinematography||Newton Thomas Sigel|
|Editing by||John Ottman|
|Release date(s)||October 8, 1998|
|Running time||111 minutes|
Apt Pupil is a 1998 film, directed by Bryan Singer and starring Ian McKellen and Brad Renfro. Bryan Singer (born September 17, 1965) is an American Film director and Film producer. Jane Hamsher (born July 25, 1959) is an American Film producer, Author, and liberal blogger. Don Murphy Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE (born 25 May 1939 is an English stage and screen actor the Brad Barron Renfro (July 25 1982 – January 15 2008 was an American actor David Lawrence Schwimmer (born November 2 1966 in Astoria, Queens, New York) is an Emmy -nominated American Actor John Ottman (born July 6, 1964 in San Diego California) is an American film editor composer and director Events 314 - Roman Emperor Licinius is defeated by his colleague Constantine I at the Battle of Cibalae, and loses Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) The United States of America —commonly referred to as the English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The year 1998 in film involved some significant events Events February 14 - Sharon Stone marries Phil Bronstein Bryan Singer (born September 17, 1965) is an American Film director and Film producer. Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE (born 25 May 1939 is an English stage and screen actor the Brad Barron Renfro (July 25 1982 – January 15 2008 was an American actor The screenplay by Brandon Boyce is adapted from a novella of the same name by Stephen King, originally published in Different Seasons (1982). See also Apt Pupil (film Apt Pupil ( 1982) is a Novella by Stephen King, originally published in Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American Author, Screenwriter, Musician, Columnist, Different Seasons ( 1982) is a collection of four Stephen King Novellas with a more serious bent than the Horror fiction for which The endings of the two works differ drastically, however.
Shortly after the appearance of Stephen King's Different Seasons collection, which has also spawned the Oscar-nominated The Shawshank Redemption and Stand by Me, Richard Kobritz acquired the production rights. Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American Author, Screenwriter, Musician, Columnist, Different Seasons ( 1982) is a collection of four Stephen King Novellas with a more serious bent than the Horror fiction for which The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American Drama film, written and directed by Frank Darabont, based on the Stephen King Stand by Me is a 1986 adventure - Drama film directed by Rob Reiner. However his attempt to have the story filmed was delayed when his first choice to play Kurt Dussander, the nazi war criminal, James Mason, died in 1984 and his second candidate, Richard Burton, died after being approached for the role. James Neville Mason ( 15 May 1909 – 27 July 1984) was a three-time Academy Award -nominated British Actor who Richard Burton, CBE (10 November 1925 &ndash 5 August 1984 was a Welsh multiple award-winning Actor. Nicol Williamson finally took the part and, in 1987, with director Alan Bridges and a teenaged Ricky Schroder as Todd, filming began. Nicol Williamson (born 14 September 1938) is a Scottish Actor who was described by English Playwright John Osborne Richard Bartlett “Ricky” Schroder Jr (born April 13, 1970) is a Golden Globe Award -winning American actor who began his career as a child That production foundered for financial reasons, and when Kobritz secured more finance the forty minutes of usable footage shot in 1987 had to be abandoned because Schroder had aged.
The rights reverted to King in 1995, as Bryan Singer and producer Don Murphy were aware. Bryan Singer (born September 17, 1965) is an American Film director and Film producer. Don Murphy Singer, who had read the story at the age of 19, asked a boyhood friend, aspiring screenwriter Brandon Boyce, to come up with a script, which was sent to King along with a copy of The Usual Suspects, before the movie had been released. The Usual Suspects is a 1995 American Neo-noir Film written by Christopher McQuarrie and directed by Bryan Singer. King then gave the go-ahead to the new team, which obtained $15 million in financing from Phoenix Pictures. 
Although not an Oscar- or BAFTA-nominated film, Apt Pupil picked up a sprinkling of smaller awards. Brad Renfro won the Best Actor award at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 1998, and in 1999 Ian McKellen won three awards for his supporting performance: a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor (film) from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, a Critics' Choice Award for Best Actor from the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards , and a Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor (the latter two awards were also for his role in Gods and Monsters). Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF is a Film festival established in 1985 The following are a list of Saturn Award winners for Best Supporting Actor (in a film The Saturn Award is an award presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror Films to honor the top works in Science fiction, Fantasy The Critics' Choice Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA is the largest film critics organization in the U The Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor is an award given by the Florida Film Critics Circle to honor the finest male acting achievements in filmmaking Gods and Monsters is a 1998 Film which recounts the (somewhat fictionalized last days of the life
The film itself received a Saturn Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films for Best Horror Film in 1998. The Saturn Award is an award presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror Films to honor the top works in Science fiction, Fantasy The Saturn Award is an award presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror Films to honor the top works in Science fiction, Fantasy
A young Nazi-obsessed American high school student, Todd Bowden (Renfro), blackmails a war criminal, Kurt Dussander/Arthur Denker(McKellen), to entertain him with gory tales of the death camps. As he spends more time with the old man, the boy's grades suffer, he loses interest in his girlfriend, and he conceals his bad grades from his parents. In turn, the Nazi blackmails the young boy into studying to restore his grades, with threats to expose the boy's subterfuge and his dalliance with Nazism to his parents. Talking about the war crimes affects both the old man and the young man, and both seem to gain satisfaction from killing, or attempts to kill, animals.
One night, Dussander tries to kill a hobo who has seen him in a Nazi uniform and tried to blackmail him, but he has a heart attack and calls Todd, who finishes the job, cleans up, and calls an ambulance for Dussander. At the hospital, Dussander is recognized by a death camp survivor, and is arrested. Todd graduates as a valedictorian and gives a speech on the theme of Icarus, with the thesis that "All great achievements arose from dissatisfaction. It is the desire to do better, to dig deeper, that propels civilization to greatness. " In a montage, this is juxtaposed with Dussander's home being searched and the hobo's corpse being found in the basement.
Todd is briefly questioned about his relationship with Dussander, but manages to convince the police that he knew nothing of the old man's true identity. At the hospital, Dussander commits suicide by giving himself an air embolism.
Todd then proceeds to blackmail his school counselor, French (David Schwimmer), threatening to accuse him of making inappropriate sexual advances towards him. David Lawrence Schwimmer (born November 2 1966 in Astoria, Queens, New York) is an Emmy -nominated American Actor