"The Professor" is the 2018 dark comedy film which has a buttoned-down college lecturer who, after learning he has six months to live, turns into a wild and rebellious party animal. To the shock of his wife and school chancellor—and the delight of his students—Richard (Johnny Depp) will lead a hilarious crusade against authority and hypocrisy.

"The Professor" (originally titled "Richard Says Goodbye") is an American dark comedy/drama film that was written and directed by Wayne Roberts. It was produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Greg Shapiro, and Braden Aftergood. The film's key stars are Johnny Depp, Rosemarie DeWitt, Danny Huston, Zoey Deutch, Ron Livingston, and Odessa Young.

"The Professor" had its world premiere at the Zurich Film Festival on October 5, 2018. It was released in the USA by Saban Films in May 2019. Overall, this film received mostly negative reviews. The consensus given by top film critics and many movie fans was "The Professor" fails early and often. Approximately 1.6 million US dollars was made by the film in the international (worldwide) box office. It didn't make money within the USA at the box office.

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