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How to Cheat in the Leaving Certificate (1997)

"How to cheat the Leaving Certificate ?" : a question posed by thousands of students every year in France... and Ireland. A group of pupils set up an elaborate masterplan to beat the system and top the points race.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eamon Morrissey ...
Mr. Fornson
Aileen O'Connor ...
Cara
Garret Baker ...
Fionn
Lee Dunne ...
Brian Donnelly
Mary McEvoy ...
Charlie McDaid
Philip Bredin ...
Murphy
Alison Coffey ...
Elli
Margaret Jones ...
Elli's Mother
John Wright ...
Gary
Tara Ford ...
Una
Feargal Quinn ...
Fionn's Father
Mick Lally ...
Chief Examiner
Sarah Jones ...
Girl Shop Attendant
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Exam Superintendent No.3
Maureen Potter ...
Una's Mother
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"How to cheat the Leaving Certificate ?" : a question posed by thousands of students every year in France... and Ireland. A group of pupils set up an elaborate masterplan to beat the system and top the points race.

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Shortly before its release, the film was openly criticised by the Irish Junior Minister for Education Willie O'Dea (who hadn't yet seen it) for being a manual on how to cheat in the country's leaving cert exams. See more »

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Quirky, fun & different
30 August 2000 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

This film is VERY impressive for an Irish film. Take the time after you've seen it, and you'll realize that it makes many social comments; many of them valid. On the whole, very worthwhile. Sit down before you take your own leaving or A Levels and you'll feel very good after. Go rent now!


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