Reenactments drive this documentary investigating the mastermind behind a scam to sneak the kids of rich and famous families into top US universities.


Chris Smith


Jon Karmen
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Modine ... Rick Singer
Roger Rignack ... John B. Wilson
Jillian Peterson ... Lead FBI Agent
Courtney Rackley ... Jane Buckingham
Wallace Langham ... Gordon Caplan
Josh Stamberg ... Bill McGlashan
Jeff Rector ... Devin Sloane (as Jeffrey Alan Rector)
Wyatt Whitaker Wyatt Whitaker ... Son (as Wyatt Owen Whitaker)
Randy Hernandez Randy Hernandez ... Agustin Huneeus
Cullen Arbaugh ... Young Rick
William Christopher Stephens ... Rudy Meredith
David Lloyd Smith ... Sailing Coach
Leroy Edwards III ... Athletic Director (as Leroy Edwards)
David Starzyk ... Bruce Isackson
Kristen O'Meara ... Michelle Janavs


An examination that goes beyond the celebrity-driven headlines and dives into the methods used by Rick Singer, the man at the center of the shocking 2019 college admissions scandal, to persuade his wealthy clients to cheat an educational system already designed to benefit the privileged. Written by yusufpiskin

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The man behind the scandal.

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Aint it great being rich
17 March 2021 | by jasha89See all my reviews

A story about a college fraud. There is a "back door" and a "side door" and who knows how many more doors available to get anything in life, not just education for your kids.

If you have the money, your options are limitless, yet it is never enough. They have enough money for the rest of their life but they always want more. Can you imagine the audacity to push illegaly for your kids to get into schools knowing they dont deserve it? knowing they will kick out someone who actually deserves it, paying money and in the end get a joke, literally a joke of a sentense for doing so (few weeks to a few months in jail)....give me a break please. With that kind of punishment they will do the same thing tomorrow if the opportunity arrives.

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17 March 2021 (USA) See more »

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Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal See more »

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