The History Boys is a comedy film that was released in England in 2006. It was directed by Nicholas Hytner, and it was written by Alan Bennett. The film stars Samuel Anderson as Crowther, James Corden as Timms, and Stephen Cambell Morre as Irwin. The supporting cast consists of Richard Griffiths, Clive Merrison, Frances de la Tour, Samuel Barnett, and Dominic Cooper. The film has a running time of 104 minutes, and it was produced by BBC Two Films. The film received an R rating for its language and suggestive sexual content.
The movie takes place in 1983 at an all boys private school. There are several of the guys who have received very high marks, and now they just have to excel again in a history class that is taught by their favorite teacher. They refer to him as Hector. The school takes it seriously, and tries to get the boys to pass the class. Hector likes the boys and offers them rides home on his motorcycle.
It is here where he will touch them inappropriately. The boys all know that he is doing it to all of them. They do not even tell on him; they just make fun of him for even trying. Problems arise when Hector has one of the boys on his motorcycle, and someone sees him touching the boy. This gets back to the head of the school, who advises Hector to retire earlier than expected.
The rest of the film focuses on the boys making it through the semester. It shows how they are learning in the classroom, and even trying to get Hector reinstated. When Hector comes back he offers one of the boys a ride on his motorcycle, and the boy concedes.