The Professor is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Wayne Roberts.

Official trailers

Saban Films on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 released the trailer:
The Professor Official Trailer (2019) - Johnny Depp.

Story intro

Professor Richard Brown is in the office of his doctor and receives bleak news concerning his health. He has advanced stage cancer of his lungs which has spread throughout his body with mortal consequences. His life expectancy is set by the doctor as being 6 months without treatment, which might be extended to 12-18 months with aggressive and painful cancer treatment. Richard is devastated by the news, becoming self-abusive in verbal tirades against himself, and walking through town and around campus as if in an emotional stupor. Upon arrival at home for dinner, Richard decides to tell his wife and only daughter Olivia the bad news and prepare them for the worst outcome possible. The dinner conversation however takes twisted and unexpected turns. Richard's relationship with his wife is troubled and tortured. His daughter decides to use dinner time to make her own personal announcement that she is LGBT in her orientation and that she has taken a lover. Her mother is unsupportive and berates her daughter as going through a phase, which causes Olivia to storm out of the dining room upset by her mother's lack of support. Veronica, Richard's wife, then decides to confront Richard with the fact that she believes that he has been a poor husband and that she has taken a lover on campus who happens to be the Dean of the college where Richard teaches as part of the tenured faculty in the English department. With everyone having argued at the dinner table, Richard never gets to make his medical report of his crisis situation.


Johnny Depp
Richard Brown
Rosemarie DeWitt
Veronica Sinclair-Brown
Odessa Young
Olivia Brown
Danny Huston
Peter Matthew
Zoey Deutch
Devon Terrell
Ron Livingston
Henry Wright
Siobhan Fallon Hogan
Linda Emond
Matreya Scarrwener
Paloma Kwiatkowski
a student
Kaitlyn Bernard
Michael Kopsa
Richard's doctor
Ken Kramer
Justine Warrington
Marilyn Norry
Henry's secretary


Principal photography began on July 25, 2017 in Vancouver.

The film The Professor was scheduled to be released on October 5, 2018 (Zurich) and on May 17, 2019 (United States) by Saban Films, Saban Capital Group, DirecTV Cinema, GEM Entertainment, Film & TV House, Dutch FilmWorks (DFW), Defiant Screen Entertainment, Joy n Cinema, Mongrel Media and NOS Audiovisuais.

The duration of the film is 90 minutes. The film grossed over $1.6 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


The Professor got low rating from critics.

External links

Wikipedia: The Professor (2018 film)

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