^^ I agree. In the clip you posted it seems like kind of a throw away line that just takes up space. Unless it fits in the larger context of your statement, take it out. It's kind of a joke, but not everyone has seen the movie (I haven't, for example) and I can only guess what you mean from the rest of the sentence. In other words, it makes me work harder for something that is already apparent.
Also, remember that the dead poet's society is cult film among a certain group of people. Be sure before you use this that you WANT the adcomms to lump you in with them. REGARDLESS of whether it is true or not.