Comedy: A scheming and over
ambitious student tries to get a
teacher to fall for him while
dealing with her other suitor.
Max Fischer (JASON SCHWARTZMAN)
is one of the worst students at
the exclusive Rushmore Academy.
The reason he is such an academic
failure is his extracurricular
activities. He has founded or
presides over numerous clubs,
organizations and the like.
With his young protégé, Dirk
GAMBLE),constantly by his side,
Max never fails to come up with
an angle or scheme to better suit
Max falls for one of the school's
first grade teachers, Miss Cross
(OLIVIA WILLIAMS), but can't get
her to reciprocate the feelings.
Enlisting some financial aide
from Mr. Blume (BILL MURRAY), a
local steel tycoon who's taken a
shine to Max, the 15-year-old
tries to build an aquarium on the
school's baseball field to
impress Miss Cross.
That gets Max expelled from
Rushmore and forces him to enroll
in the dreaded nearby public
school and it introduces the
married Mr. Blume to Miss Cross
who he also falls for.
They begin a covert affair that
Max soon learns about and Max
decides to use every resource at
his disposal to ruin Blume while
still trying to win Miss Cross'
Blume runs over Max's bike while
he is at school and Max
reciprocates by cutting the brake
line to Blume's Mercedes. This
gets Max arrested and thrown out
of public school.
Max then informs Blume's wife of
his affair and Blume is divorced
and forced to live in a hotel.
Now Max doesn't care about school
or extracurricular activities or
anything. He works with his
father in the barber shop until
Dirk convinces him to go back to
Max decides to put on a play
about the Vietnam War and he
invites both Miss Cross and Mr.
Blume. They see each other and
after talking, get back together.
Max has his own hands full.
Another student, Margaret Yang
has fallen for Max.
WHAT EVERYONE WILL BE
The funny performance of
Bill Murray as Mr. Blume.
Max is played by Jason
Schwartzman, who is the son of
Talia Shire (Adrian) of ROCKY