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Jason Biggs ... Tom Willoman

Eva Longoria ... Rebecca Seabrook (as Eva Longoria Parker)

Rob Corddry ... Harper Billings

Monica Potter ... Laura Buchwald

Will Sasso ... Jesse Buchwald

Nat Faxon ... Turner Abernathy

Jill Latiano ... Nurse Gretchen

Kyle Gass ... Decatur Doublewide

Hayes MacArthur ... Digdug O'Shaughnessy (as Hayes Macarthur)

Zachary Gordon ... Frankie Fowler

Ed Helms ... Maurice

Patricia Belcher ... Colette Bamboo

Jack Donner ... Old Curt

Sandy Martin ... Olympia Parpadelle

Timothy Dowling ... Robber (as Tim Dowling)

Erik Palladino ... Smooth Bob Willoman

Matt Walsh ... Mr. Conroy

Miranda Bailey ... Melody

Ryan Newman ... Carlotta
Christian Pikes ... Bartlett
Darius Rose ... A.J.
Dannika Liddell ... Adelle (as Dannika Northcott)

Alejandro Patiño ... Helado (as Alejandro Patino)

Logan Grove ... Nickleby
Nathan Wesdell ... Otis

Grant Klemann ... Zippy
Jarrod Bailey ... Dickers

Gigi Goff ... Mernay
Anthony Tavera ... Rinaldo

Kiernan Shipka ... Sarah
David Weiss ... Young Tom

Andy Pessoa ... Walter
Uriah Shelton ... Prep School Kid

Nicholas Roget-King ... Basil

Chris Kerner ... Homecoming King
Rob Weaver ... Coital Danger Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Allen Alvarado ... Miguel (uncredited)

Juan Carlos Cantu ... Alejandro (uncredited)

Ethynn Tanner Cerney ... Asbestos Kid (uncredited)

Michael Chey ... Coco (uncredited)
Johnny Drocco ... Flunky (uncredited)
Brenda Goodbread ... Lunch Lady (uncredited)

Geoffrey Gould ... Grandfather Abernathy's Friend (uncredited)
Maya Harvey ... Child Secretary (uncredited)

Maxine Hayden ... Teacher (uncredited)

James Howarth ... Flunky 2 (uncredited)

Nadji Jeter ... Sling Shot Kid (uncredited)
Patrick Manuel ... Sling Shot Kid (uncredited)

Miranda May ... Sheila (uncredited)

Luca Oriel ... Marcos (uncredited)

Jonathan Rackman ... Music Teacher (uncredited)

Ethan Scheid ... Asbestos Kid (uncredited)

Zach Selwyn ... Singing Teacher (uncredited)
Kaliya Skye ... Smelly Alice (uncredited)

Bryan James Taylor ... Tennesse Student Servant (uncredited)

Jim Cody Williams ... Curse Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark Lafferty 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shahin Chandrasoma  story
Mark Lafferty  writer

Produced by
Karen Bailey .... executive producer
Miranda Bailey .... executive producer
Scott D. Greenberg .... executive producer
Melissa Jones Harper .... co-producer (as Melissa Jones)
Matthew Leutwyler .... producer
Sim Sarna .... producer
Nicholas Stamos .... line producer
Original Music by
Ryan Shore 
Cinematography by
David Robert Jones  (as David R. Jones)
Film Editing by
Shawna Callahan 
Casting by
Chadwick Struck 
Production Design by
Joe Lemmon 
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Lemmon  (as Jennifer Webre)
Costume Design by
Julie Weiss  (as Julie D. Weiss)
Makeup Department
Germicka Barclay .... department head hair stylist
Autumn Butler .... makeup department head
Mandi Crane .... key makeup artist (as Mandi Maugh)
Bryn E. Leetch .... hair stylist
Production Management
Judith Black .... post-production supervisor
Julie Morgan .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Del Polito .... second assistant director
Josh Holden Hume .... second second assistant director
Matthew Leutwyler .... second unit director
Matt Miller .... first assistant director
Brian O'Sullivan .... first assistant director
Nicole Vennera .... additional second second assistant director
Jaxon Woods .... additional second second assistant director
Art Department
Paula Allen .... set dresser
Greg Aronowitz .... illustrator
John Calderon .... swing man
Meredith Corrado .... set dresser
Derek Dean .... set dresser
Anthony Eikner .... property master
Kelly Morrison .... art department coordinator
Aaron Nakashoji .... carpenter
Paolo Paci .... assistant property master
Ben Sensabaugh .... art department
Ben Sensabaugh .... set dresser
Sound Department
Cole Bluma .... boom operator
Joshua Chase .... sound effects editor
Michael Crabtree .... foley artist
Al Gomez .... foley mixer & editor
Jeremy Grody .... sound re-recording mixer
Trevor Jolly .... sound supervisor
Richard Partlow .... foley artist (as Rick Partlow)
Neil Spritz .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Jason Hamer .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Harry Eisenstein .... digital compositor
Carol VanHook .... visual effects
Terry James .... stunt coordinator
Henry Kingi Jr. .... stunts
Ray Siegle .... stunt performer
T.J. White .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Berry .... electrician
John Betancourt .... second assistant camera (2008)
Sharla Cipicchio .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Nicole Danyluck Thompson .... additional first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jesse Jaraczewski .... chief lighting technician
Jesse Jaraczewski .... gaffer
Robert Keith .... grip
Jean-Baptiste LeConte .... electrician
Aaron Marquette .... additional second assistant camera: "b" camera
Scott McCleary .... grip
Ethan McDonald .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Jeremy Antonio Oliver .... electrician
Nick Ostrovsky .... electrician
Jeremiah Spinney .... key grip
Joshua Stern .... best boy electric
Joshua Stern .... gaffer: second unit
Megan Ulrich .... utility camera
Animation Department
Rafael Hurtado .... animator
Rafael Hurtado .... character designer
Casting Department
Carol Grant .... extras casting
Jarret LeMaster .... adr voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathryn L. Bucher .... set costumer
Vicki Cannizzaro .... costume production assistant
Philip Maldonado .... costume supervisor
Sierra Robinson .... costumer
Shelly Viall .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Thomas J. Cabela .... first assistant editor
Gus Comegys .... on-line editor
Mark Griffith .... digital intermediate colorist
John Nicolard .... digital intermediate supervisor
Tony Nigro .... assistant editor
Bill Schultz .... digital intermediate executive
Music Department
Brett Boyett .... trailer score by
Michael Mason .... music editor
Janine Scalise .... music supervisor
Other crew
Genevieve Coleman .... production coordinator
Brian David Culp .... assistant to producers
Heather Fielding .... studio teacher
Andre Gaudry .... location manager
Hayley Karl .... assistant: producers
Nance Nickels .... production intern
Lysandra Petersson .... production assistant
Bruce Resnik .... script supervisor
Danny Sconyers .... location scout
Victor Siegel .... key set production assistant
Kyle Stryker .... on-set production assistant
Virginia Lee Trinkle .... assistant: Eva Longoria
Maria Lee .... adr actor (uncredited)

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Rated R for crude and sexual humor, language and some drug content
97 min
Aspect Ratio:
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
great satire - but not high brow comedy, 25 November 2009
Author: pmcguireumc from United States

OK, it is not "dead poets society" or "good will hunting". It is in reality much more like "police academy" for schools. That being said, don't expect high brow humor and you will be pleased. I went in with low expectations because it is a Jason Biggs film, and i was thoroughly pleased. The supporting cast his hilarious! They make the film. Eva Longoria Parker is great, as is Monica Potter. The cast is wonderful as burned out teachers, and the kids are great in their roles both as victims and as accessories. Another special standout in the film is the principle, Rob Corddry. He is hilarious as the sleazy con artist. It is worth your time, just don't expect high brow comedy.

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