The beloved superintendent of New York's Roslyn school district and his staff, friends and relatives become the prime suspects in the unfolding of the single largest public school embezzlement scandal in American history.

Director:

Cory Finley

Writers:

Mike Makowsky (screenplay), Robert Kolker (based on the New York Magazine article "The Bad Superintendent" by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Jackman ... Frank Tassone
Ray Romano ... Big Bob Spicer
Welker White ... Mary Ann
Allison Janney ... Pam Gluckin
Annaleigh Ashford ... Jenny Aquila
Stephanie Kurtzuba ... Carol Schweitzer
Calvin Coakley Calvin Coakley ... Chad Schweitzer
Geraldine Viswanathan ... Rachel Bhargava
Sung Yun Cho ... Joyce - First Agent
Justin Swain ... Shawn - Second Agent
Laura Patinkin ... Irene - Third Agent
Kathrine Narducci ... Sharon Katz
Brent Langdon Brent Langdon ... Todhunter - First Teacher
Tia DeShazor ... Maya - Second Teacher (as Tia De Shazor)
Victor Verhaeghe ... Doug Bressler
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Storyline

A Long Island school superintendent and his assistant are credited with bringing the district unprecedented prestige. Frank is a master of positive messaging, whether before an audience of community leaders or in an office with a concerned student or parent. That changes when a student reporter uncovers an embezzlement scheme of epic proportions, prompting Frank to devise an elaborate cover-up.

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Some People Learn the Hard Way


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Seven actors from The Irishman (2019) appear in this film. See more »

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The movie is set in 2002 - 2008. Several more modern cars can be seen driving and parked in street scenes. See more »

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Frank Tassone: My problem? My problem is you. It's the people who trot their poor children out like race horses at Belmont; who derive some perverse joy out of treating us like low-level service reps. Do you remember the teachers who sat with you, who held you by the hand, who taught you to add and subtract, or showed you Gatsby and Salinger, for the first time? Mockingbird even? Do their names escape you? Are their faces a blur? You might forget, but we don't. We never forget. Ever.
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Sugar Mountain Samba
Written by Tony Kinsey
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Not quite the tension I hoped for
1 May 2020 | by brentk-43641See all my reviews

The movie takes a lot of time to get really started which makes it a bit boring. Hugh Jackman is good in his role, but he's done better before. Categorized as comedy, which it is definetely not.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2020 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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