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Bad Teacher -- Foul-mouthed school teacher Elizabeth Halsey (Diaz) sets her sights on a well-heeled new instructor (Timberlake) and concocts a scheme to win him over, though he has eyes for her more popular colleague (Punch).


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Writers (WGA):
Gene Stupnitsky (written by) &
Lee Eisenberg (written by)
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Release Date:
24 June 2011 (USA) See more »
She doesn't give an "F."
A lazy, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job and her students is forced to return to her job to make enough money for a boob job after her rich fiancé dumps her. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Cameron Diaz ... Elizabeth Halsey

Lucy Punch ... Amy Squirrel

Jason Segel ... Russell Gettis

Justin Timberlake ... Scott Delacorte

Phyllis Smith ... Lynn Davies

John Michael Higgins ... Principal Wally Snur

Dave Allen ... Sandy Pinkus (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)

Jillian Armenante ... Ms. Pavicic

Matthew J. Evans ... Garrett Tiara

Kaitlyn Dever ... Sasha Abernathy

Kathryn Newton ... Chase Rubin-Rossi

Igal Ben Yair ... Arkady

Aja Bair ... Devon
Andra Nechita ... Gaby

Noah Munck ... Tristan

Finneas O'Connell ... Spencer / Twilight

Daniel Castro ... Rodrigo (Acne Kid)

Adrian Kali Turner ... Shawn

Eric Stonestreet ... Kirk

Thomas Lennon ... Carl Halabi
Paul Bates ... School Superintendent
Jeff Judah ... Janitor

Nat Faxon ... Mark

Stephanie Faracy ... Mrs. Pubich

David Paymer ... Doctor Vogel

Alanna Ubach ... Angela
Christine Smith ... Danni

Paul Feig ... Dad at Carwash

Deirdre Lovejoy ... Sasha's Mother
Melvin Mar ... Male Teacher (Bathroom)

Rose Abdoo ... School Secretary

Jerry Lambert ... Morgan's Dad

Jennifer Irwin ... Chase's Mom
Christopher Rockwell ... Chase's Dad
David Doty ... Armando the Homeless Guy

Molly Shannon ... Melody (Garrett's Mom)

Rick Overton ... Philip

Danny Trap ... Cowboy at Palace

Matt Besser ... Abraham Lincoln (Tour Guide)

Lee Eisenberg ... Blacksmith (Re-Enactor)

Bruno Gunn ... Police Officer (as Bruno Gioiello)

Jordan Van Vranken ... Crying Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Richard Bernard ... Dancer in Cowboy Palace (uncredited)

Kadee Noel Brown ... Student in Elizabeth's Class (uncredited)
B.J. Bugert ... Student (uncredited)
Daniel Cohen ... Kid in Elizabeth's Classroom (uncredited)

Austin Michael Coleman ... 8th Grade Student (uncredited)

Noah Dahl ... Dim Looking Boy (uncredited)

Youlanda Davis ... Drama Teacher (uncredited)

Christina Gabrielle ... 8th Grade Student (uncredited)

Andy Scott Harris ... Flamboyant Boy (uncredited)

Jennifer Holloway ... Sheila (uncredited)

Dot-Marie Jones ... Pill-Providing Lady (uncredited)

Laurie Landry ... Ms. Landry (uncredited)
Christopher Mason ... Student (uncredited)
Lindsay McGrail ... Teacher at Party (uncredited)

Daniel Messier ... P.E. Teacher (uncredited)

Keith Middlebrook ... Mr. Vanderbilt (uncredited)
Scott Moran ... Johnny Walker Red (uncredited)

Ryan Seacrest ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bridget Shergalis ... Cara (uncredited)

Clara Soyoung ... Teacher (uncredited)

Victoria Strauss ... Student (uncredited)

Joanna Theobalds ... Nurse (uncredited)

Preston Thompson ... 8th Grader (uncredited)

Directed by
Jake Kasdan 
Writing credits
Gene Stupnitsky (written by) &
Lee Eisenberg (written by)

Produced by
Carey Dietrich .... associate producer
Lee Eisenberg .... executive producer
Georgia Kacandes .... executive producer
Melvin Mar .... associate producer
Jimmy Miller .... producer
Gene Stupnitsky .... executive producer
Original Music by
Michael Andrews 
Cinematography by
Alar Kivilo 
Film Editing by
Tara Timpone 
Casting by
Anya Colloff 
Amy McIntyre Britt 
Production Design by
Jefferson Sage 
Art Direction by
Andrew Max Cahn 
Set Decoration by
Ronald R. Reiss 
Costume Design by
Debra McGuire 
Makeup Department
Laurene Alvarado .... makeup artist
Pierce Austin .... key hair stylist
Robin Fredriksz .... makeup artist
Maggie Fung .... key makeup artist
Nina Paskowitz .... hair department head
Peter Robb-King .... makeup department head
Thomas Terhaar .... hairdresser
Lona Vigi .... hair stylist: Cameron Diaz
Soo-Jin Yoon .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Louise DeCordoba .... production supervisor
Georgia Kacandes .... unit production manager
Barrett J. Leigh .... production supervisor: additional photography
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Audrey Clark .... second second assistant director
Carey Dietrich .... first assistant director
Bill Purple .... second assistant director (as William Purple)
Steve Windle .... dga trainee
Art Department
Laine Abramson .... set buyer: additional photography
Ericka Bryce .... construction medic
Dannah Collins .... props
Gerald D'Onofrio .... sculptor
Vicki Dittemore .... set dresser
Jay Dupuy .... plaster department head
Carmine Goglia .... on set painter
Carmine Goglia .... stand-by painter
Michael A. Heath .... prop paperwork
Ari Jacobs .... art department coordinator
Ty Jones Jr. .... set dresser
Ellen Lampl .... graphic designer
Bruce L. Luizzi .... leadman
Linda Luizzi .... set buyer
Vincent Luizzi .... set dresser gangboss (as Vince Luizzi)
Michael Mikita Jr. .... paint supervisor
Josue Rodriguez .... assistant property master
Joshua Sankar .... art pa
Chris Santini .... construction coordinator
Josh Sheppard .... storyboard artist
Andrew M. Siegel .... property master
Chad Simpson .... paint foreman
James E. Tocci .... set designer
Sound Department
Brendan Beebe .... boom operator
Paul Berolzheimer .... sound effects editor
Keith Bilderbeck .... sound effects editor
G.W. Brown .... dialogue editor
Greg Cosh .... sound utility
Anne Couk .... first assistant sound editor
Seth Gilbert .... music playback
Robert Grieve .... sound designer
Robert Grieve .... sound effects editor
Shaughnessy Hare .... foley editor
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Shawn Harper .... sound utility
Tateum Kohut .... re-recording mixer
Gregg Landaker .... re-recording mixer
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
John Pritchett .... sound mixer
Erik Karsen Puhm .... foley recordist
David M. Roberts .... boom operator
Joel Shryack .... supervising sound editor
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
Special Effects by
Timothy Graham .... special effects technician
Timothy B. Graham .... special effects
Jane Kilkenny .... special effects technician
Edward Lozano .... special effects technician
Eugene P. Rizzardi .... special effects foreman (as Gene Rizzardi)
Arthur G. Schlosser .... snow effects technician
Visual Effects by
Mandy Arnold .... digital restoration artist
Jamie Dixon .... visual effects supervisor
Michelle Eisenreich .... visual effects producer: Hammerhead
Justin Jones .... compositor
Shira Mandel .... digital compositor
Richard Matsushita .... visual effects artist
Jesse Morrow .... visual effects artist
Greg Rodin .... imaging technician: Colorworks
Cat Rowe .... digital colorist assist
Kelli Barksdale .... stunts
Joe Bucaro III .... stunts (as Joe Bucaro)
Jessie Graff .... stunts
Malosi Leonard .... stunt coordinator
Matt Leonard .... stunts
Terry Leonard .... stunts
Brian Munce .... stunts
Kimberly Shannon Murphy .... stunts
K.T. Wiegman .... stunts
Thom Williams .... stunts
Joe Bucaro III .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Marc C. Geschwind .... precision driver (uncredited)
Jessie Graff .... stunt double (uncredited)
Natalie M. Meyer .... stunt driving double: Cameron Diaz (uncredited)
Kimberly Shannon Murphy .... stunt double: Cameron Diaz (uncredited)
K.T. Wiegman .... stunt double (uncredited)
Thom Williams .... stunt double: Eric Stonestreet (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Buzzy Burwell .... lighting technician
Joseph V. Cicio .... camera operator: "b" camera
Anthony Cobbs .... camera operator: "c" camera
Louie DeMarco .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Andrew Dumas .... assistant camera
Brent Egan .... second assistant camera
Joseph Guerino .... best boy electric
Michael Herron .... digital video assist operator
David Hirschmann .... assistant camera
Tom Howard .... lighting technician
Jason Jensen .... first assistant camera
Jimmy E. Jensen .... first assistant camera
Michael Kenner .... key grip
Koji Kojima .... second assistant additional camera
Jeff Kunkel .... dolly grip
Gemma La Mana .... still photographer
Jean-Baptiste LeConte .... lamp operator: additional photography
Michael Martino .... first assistant camera: additional photography
Brian Minzlaff .... lighting technician
Tony Muller .... second assistant: "b" camera
Travis Panarisi .... rigging gaffer
Matthew A. Petrosky .... steadicam operator
Monty Rowan .... camera operator: "a" camera
George Santo Pietro .... dolly grip
Rick Thomas .... gaffer
Nicole Turegano .... camera loader
Christopher Warren .... assistant chief rigging gaffer
Scott Whitbread .... second assistant camera
Nick Zeigler .... electrician
Uta Briesewitz .... additional photographer (uncredited)
David Sammons .... additional photographer (uncredited)
Animation Department
Jeiko Soh .... animator: main title sequence
Casting Department
Lauren Cokeley .... extras casting
Tony Hobbs .... background casting
Juliet Seniff .... casting assistant
Wendy Washbrook .... extras casting: additional photography
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yulia Gershenzon .... costumer: Cameron Diaz
Meredith J. Giangrande .... wardrobe assistant
Jennifer Iizuka .... set costumer
Joseph T. Mastrolia .... costume supervisor
Katrina Mastrolia .... key costumer
Laura Neeff .... costumer
Editorial Department
Zahida Bacchus .... digital intermediate producer
John Dietrick .... second assistant editor
Brian Gee .... dailies assistant
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Bethany Orlemann .... first assistant editor
Jim Passon .... color timer
John Persichetti .... digital colorist
Douglas I. Schwartz .... post-production assistant (as Douglas Schwartz)
Reza Amidi .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Bruce Botnick .... scoring mixer
Tom Calderaro .... conductor
Tom Calderaro .... orchestrator
David Connor .... orchestrator
Stephen Kaye .... music consultant
Jonathan Leahy .... music coordinator
Manish Raval .... music editor
Manish Raval .... music supervisor
Ronald J. Webb .... music editor
Tom Wolfe .... music supervisor
Gina Zimmitti .... music contractor
Transportation Department
Alex E. Burns .... transportation
Craig Fehrman .... transportation coordinator
Jon Gustafsson .... transportation captain
Keenan Haight .... driver
Mel Langford .... transportation captain
Cecil McClain .... driver
Margo Hunt McKay .... driver (as Margo Hunt)
Anthony J. Mignano .... driver
Irv Press .... generator operator/driver
Brian Stackhouse .... driver
Other crew
Rhana Alhaid .... assistant to producer
Jampier Arias .... second assistant accountant
Chris Baugh .... location manager
Michael Betz .... key assistant location manager
Cynthia Blaise .... dialect coach
Susan Bliss .... post script services
Maï Boiron .... French translator
Catherine Burt .... assistant: Ms. Diaz
Unjoo Lee Byars .... main title producer
Selena Carrillo .... production coordinator
Amy Cohn .... unit publicist
Kyle Cooper .... title designer
Drew Maximillion Davis .... production assistant
Michelle A. De Mayo .... first assistant accountant
Karin Dentamaro .... location assistant: Chicago
Ron Durham .... location scout: second unit: Springfield IL
Manija Emran .... main titles designer
Jeanie Farnam .... assistant location manager
D.R. Farquharson .... project manager: Deluxe Digital Cinema
Kate Galbraith .... assistant production coordinator
Katy Galow .... set production assistant
Jillian Giacomini .... script supervisor
Tom Goodrich .... studio teacher
Tara Guckeen .... production secretary
Heinz Healey .... assistant to Jimmy Miller
Henry Hobson .... main titles designer
Mark Hochman .... computer graphics /video playback supervisor
Jean Hodges .... food stylist
Nathan Kelly .... assistant to Ms. Kacandes
Amanda Klein .... second assistant accountant
Howie E. Kremer .... location production assistant (as Howie Kremer)
Christopher Kusiak .... site rep
Kristine Nadal .... accounting clerk
Ryan Neary .... key assistant location manager
Rick Roesch .... payroll accountant
Jill Rosenblatt .... production accountant
Maria C. Roxas .... location manager: Chicago
Sean K. Russell .... production assistant
Courtney Schade .... post-production sound coordiator
Heather Sharpe .... location coordinator
Rony Shino .... key assistant location manager
John Steckert .... production secretary
Melissa Voyagis .... epk field producer
Tony Whitmore .... set medic
Lauren Willdeboer .... assistant location manager
Chad Witt .... set production assistant
Keegan Zall .... crafts services
Jerome Zelle .... assistant craft service

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Rated R for sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use
92 min | 97 min (unrated version)
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Did You Know?

Early in the film, Elizabeth (Cameron Diaz) is looking at a magazine spread of celebrity "red carpet" arrivals to decide what breasts she wants after her implants surgery. The photos are of Heather Graham (2010 Golden Globes); Katy Perry (2010 Vanity Fair); and Rose McGowan (2010 pre-Oscar dinner). In real life, Cameron Diaz also appeared on the red carpet at all three events.See more »
Factual errors: Ms. Squirrel could not transfer out of a district, only within. To go outside their district, the teacher needs to apply as a new employee.See more »
Elizabeth Halsey:Hello titties.See more »
Movie Connections:
Rainbow in the DarkSee more »


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21 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Hot for teacher, 23 June 2011
Author: djp2000 from Philadelphia, PA

Comedies today keep trying to push the boundaries more and more to stand out. The Hangover movies are a perfect example of this. Much of it started with There's Something About Mary which grossed people out in a humorous way. The star of that movie, Cameron Diaz, shows her funny side once again in Bad Teacher. This one's not as risqué or shocking, but it tries to stand out with its premise - a teacher who treats her students like crap and could care less about educating them. In most movies like The Hangover, guys are doing all of the crude and nasty stuff. So it's a little refreshing to see a woman do it this time around, even if it's more things she says than does. We do get to see her wail on some kids with a dodgeball though. You feel kind of bad for the kids, but they seem to take it in stride. Maybe they're just happy to have a hot teacher, even if she's not doing her job. Let's face it, most kids aren't excited to learn. Here they get to spend most of their time in the classroom watching movies. I know I would've preferred that when I was in class.

Diaz plays money-seeking Elizabeth Halsey, a woman who somehow managed to become a teacher while waiting to marry her rich fiancé. She completes a year at her school doing the absolute bare minimum of teaching. But her fiancé dumps her after learning of her gold digging ways and now she finds herself stuck teaching at the school that she was just getting ready to leave for good. Elizabeth quickly learns that a new teacher played by Justin Timberlake comes from a very wealthy family. So she sets her radar on him as her next husband to be. He's the complete opposite of her, but that doesn't matter. He's very polite and rather nerdy. In fact, he's much more like Elizabeth's rival teacher Miss Squirrel. Once he starts getting close with the prissy Miss Squirrel, it becomes a battle of wits between the two women to be with him. But Elizabeth is out to get him for all the wrong reasons of course. While she sleeps through class and just plays movies for her students to watch, she spends the rest of her time trying to impress the wealthy new teacher and win him over. Advertisement

Timberlake, who's proved he can be very funny through all his appearances on Saturday Night Live, isn't really given much to do here. He just plays the clean-cut nerdy guy the best that he can. Jason Segal, who plays a fellow gym teacher, gets more of the laughs. His character sees right through Elizabeth but pursues her anyway. He goes along with everything she does but still makes sure to put her in check too. He's the one person at the school that she's able to relate to a little it seems. Watching the film you'll wonder if Elizabeth will find any sort of redemption and change her ways. You get the sense that Segal's character is the one person who can help her with that. The movie has some funny one-liners and interesting scenes, but I wouldn't say it's laugh-out-loud hilarious or anything. Still, it's a pretty funny premise and Cameron Diaz fits perfectly into the role. It's not a movie you'll remember down the road but it's worth checking out at least.

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