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Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal ()


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

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Rick Singer
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John B. Wilson
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Lead FBI Agent
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Jane Buckingham
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Gordon Caplan
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Bill McGlashan
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Devin Sloane (as Jeffrey Alan Rector)
Wyatt Whitaker ...
Son (as Wyatt Owen Whitaker)
Randy Hernandez ...
Agustin Huneeus
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Young Rick
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Rudy Meredith
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Sailing Coach
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Athletic Director (as Leroy Edwards)
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Bruce Isackson
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Michelle Janavs
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Donna Heinel
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Guidance Counselor
John Coluccio ...
Olivia's Dad (as John J. Coluccio)
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Daughter
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Mark Riddell
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Whistleblowing Parent
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Lead IRS Agent
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FBI Agent #1
Jason Durocher ...
FBI Agent #2
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Elizabeth Henriquez
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Manuel Henriquez
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Lobby Parent
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Stephen Semprevivo
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Backyard Parent
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Escalator Parent
Susan Harmon ...
Judge Zobel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Akil Bello ...
Self
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Self
Olivia Giannulli ...
Self (archiveFootage)
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Self (archiveFootage)
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Huneeus's Daughter
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Self (archiveFootage)
Peter Brown ...
Businessman (uncredited)
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Photographer (uncredited)
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Yale College Soccer Player (uncredited)

Directed by

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Chris Smith

Written by

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Jon Karmen ... ()

Produced by

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Youree Henley ... producer
Jon Karmen ... producer
Laura Klein ... associate producer
Kara Rozansky ... production executive
Cassie Sagness ... archival producer
Chris Smith ... producer
Alicia Van Couvering ... co-producer
Michael R. Williams ... co-producer
Ariane Wu ... executive producer

Music by

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Nick Chuba
Atticus Ross
Leopold Ross

Cinematography by

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Britton Foster

Film Editing by

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Jon Karmen

Editorial Department

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Christina de Guzman ... finishing producer
Parker Jarvie ... Additional Colorist
Matt Latham ... assistant editor
Jon Mendenhall ... colorist: dailies
Dominick Rolandelli ... assistant editor
Alexis Ross ... dailies producer
David Schankula ... Consultant
Chad Schermerhorn ... finishing editor
Stefan Sonnenfeld ... senior colorist

Casting By

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Chelsea Ellis Bloch ... (as Chelsea Bloch)
Marisol Roncali

Production Design by

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Scott Dougan

Art Direction by

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Kristin Gibler

Set Decoration by

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Linette McCown

Costume Design by

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Natasha Newman-Thomas

Makeup Department

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Lorna Reid ... hair department head

Production Management

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Stephen Johns ... post-production executive

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Meghan Burchfield ... Key 2nd AD
Peter Etzweiler ... first assistant director
Sig Shaw ... Set PA
Michael R. Williams ... associate director

Art Department

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Elaine Jen ... art assistant
Alfonso Ramirez ... assistant property master
Nick Scofield ... property master
Alan Tanner ... on-set dresser
Van Tran ... art department coordinator

Sound Department

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Michael Miller ... adr mixer
Sal Ojeda ... dialogue editor / re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Alfredo Pasquel ... head engineer
Kevin Senzaki ... sound effects editor
Robert Sharman ... sound mixer: Narrative
Robert Stambler ... supervising sound editor

Visual Effects by

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Thomas Bacanu ... digital compositor
Amanda Barrios ... VFX Production Manager: NetFX Montreal
Ryan Brierley ... digital compositor: NetFX Montreal
Luke Colson ... main title
Stephanie Ross ... visual effects editor: NetFX
Filip Sustek ... Visual Effects Supervisor: NetFX Montreal
Brittany Thogersen ... visual effects coordinator: NetFX Montreal

Camera and Electrical Department

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Justin Bellucci ... assistant camera
Michael P. Catanzarite ... key grip
Sooz Edie ... first assistant camera
Louie Escobar ... best boy grip
Nicole Kent ... first assistant camera
Alex Kornreich ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
Patrick Mattes ... systems technician: day player
Toshadeva Palani ... loader
Bryce Platz ... first assistant camera: A Camera
Josh Quiros ... second assistant camera: A Camera
Chris Tonkovich ... gaffer

Animation Department

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Chavilah Bennett ... animator: ending sequence
Steven Do ... animator: title sequence
Lucy Kim ... animator: title sequence
Stefan Nadelman ... animator

Casting Department

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Marissa Blair ... casting assistant / casting associate
Karri Miles ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Suzy Chesler ... costumer

Location Management

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Beth Charlesworth ... location scout
Melissa Downing ... key assistant location manager
Golden Swenson ... key assistant location manager

Music Department

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Minh Khuat ... studio runner
Melissa Muik ... music editor

Script and Continuity Department

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Lucia Pier ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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George Lachanas ... picture car coordinator

Additional Crew

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Katy Alimohammadi ... Clearance Counsel
Mare'a Cobb ... payroll accountant
Erin C. Doran ... assistant production coordinator
Cynthia M. Hernandez ... production assistant
Patrick Mokrane ... production accountant
Chris Perez ... clearance counsel
Sig Shaw ... Set PA
Fiona Wiedermann ... office production assistant

Production Companies

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Distributors

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  • Netflix (2021) (World-wide) (video) (VOD)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines The man behind the scandal. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Operation Varsity Blues (United States)
  • Varsity Blues: Le scandale des admissions universitaires (France)
  • Operation Varsity Blues: Der College-Bestechungsskandal (Germany)
  • La trama Varsity Blues: Escándalo en la universidad de EE. UU. (Spain)
  • Operación Varsity Blues: Fraude universitario en EE.UU. (Argentina)
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  • 100 min
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Movie Connections References Varsity Blues (1999). See more »

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