The Emperor's Club is a 2002 American drama film directed by Michael Hoffman and starring Kevin Kline. Based on Ethan Canin's short story "The Palace Thief," the film follows a prep school teacher and his students at a fictional boys' prep school, St. Benedict's Academy, near Washington, D.C. Wikipedia
The Emperor's Club is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, American drama films, Universal Pictures films, Films set in New York, Films based on short fiction, Films set in Washington, D.C., Films set in the 1970s, Films set in the 2000s and 2002 films.
Need more information? Read more about The Emperor's Club »
Looking for another profile? View all items tagged The Emperor's Club »
(first lines) Valet: Is everything okay, sir? William Hundert: Fine, thank you. Here. (reaches into his pocket) William Hundert: Let me, uh... Valet: That's not necessary, sir. (walks away) William Hundert: (narrating) As I've gotten older, I realize I'm certain of only two things. Days that begin with rowing on a lake are better than days that do not. Second, a man's character is his fate. And as a student of history, I find this hard to refute. For most of us our stories can be written long before we die. There are exceptions among the great men of history, but they are rare, and I am not one of them. I am a teacher - simply that. I taught for 34 years. One day I stopped teaching. Those were the facts of my life's chronicle. The last chapter had been written. My book was closed.