Student with Football Jersey in Hallway (uncredited)
School Professor (uncredited)
Audience Member (uncredited)
David B. Johnson
Football Player (uncredited)
Professor Murray (uncredited)
Vietnamese Soldier with Rocket Launcher (uncredited)
Party Kid (uncredited)
Makeup Artist (uncredited)
Did you know?
On the first day of principal photography, Wes Anderson delivered his directions to Bill Murray in a hushed whisper, so awed was he to be working with the actor. Graciously, Murray deferred publicly to Anderson, helped haul equipment and - when Disney denied a helicopter scene that would have cost $75,000 - he gave Anderson a blank check to cover the cost.
Bill Murray genuinely found the Keith McCawley and Ronnie McCawley who play his sons and were very much like their screen characters, annoying, and many of the scenes where he lashes out at them and insults them were improvised.
One of the main filming locations was Wes Anderson's former high school, St. John's School, in Houston, Texas. He hired some of the students from the school to play extras and even some major speaking roles.
In the final party, Mr. Littlejeans is in the background of two consecutive conversations that ostensibly take place in different parts of the party hall - the conversation between Max's Dad and his Grover Cleveland teacher, and between Ms. Blume and Margaret Yang.