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Cheaters (2000)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  20 May 2000 (USA)
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Eleven students conspire with their teacher to cheat on an academic competition.

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Jolie Fitch
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Constantine Kiamos
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Darius Bettus
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Irwin Flickas
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Dominik Wesolowski
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Robert Clifford
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Jerry Marconi (as Alex Poch Goldin)
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Corrine Davis
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Joan Isenberg
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In the fall of 1994, a teacher at Chicago's run-down Steinmetz High recruits seven students for an academic decathlon team. They work long hours, preparing for the February regional event, won for ten straight years by a privileged, preppy school. Steinmetz finishes just well enough to be invited to the state meet. When a team member steals a copy of the state test, the teacher and kids face a dilemma: to remain honest, or to cheat and score a victory for kids in underfunded schools. When they do well, they must face a withering barrage of investigations, accusations, lawyers' lies, and reporters' intrusions. Is it all worth it? What lessons does cheating teach? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The real-life Dr. Gerald Plecki was paid a consulting fee during the film's production. See more »

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When Dr. Plecki and the students are watching "Stand and Deliver" at his house, the scenes from that movie are shown out of order in "Cheaters". See more »

Quotes

Dr. Gerald Plecki: You wanna know why you should do this?
Paul Kurgan: Course we're gonna embarrass ourselves in front of the entire city?
Dr. Gerald Plecki: Because no one thinks you can. Because you don't think you can.
Paul Kurgan: Sir, we know we can't.
Jolie Fitch: Speak for yourself.
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Written by Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons and Adrian Utley
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Very Well Done.
21 May 2000 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

This is a complicated movie, because you're not always sure you SHOULD be rooting for the main characters.

The film is about the apparently true story (I never heard about it) of how a teacher encouraged his students to cheat on an academic decathalon. The story was well told, but you're never really made to feel pity towards the characters. The story is told fairly and not just to be entertaining. I suppose it's a morality tale to a certain extent. But, be warned, there is a fair amount of foul language, more than I expected.

Still, a great and well done movie, and I feel will please those who are curious.


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