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Paterno (2018)

TV-MA | | Biography, Sport | TV Movie 7 April 2018
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The film centers on Joe Paterno, who after becoming the most successful coach in college football history, is embroiled in Penn State's Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his ... See full summary »

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... Joe Paterno
... Sue Paterno
... MRI Tech
... Guido D'Elia
... Bobby, Media Wrangler
... Sports Producer
Mitchell L. Mack ... Devon Smith (as Mitchell Mack)
... Jay Paterno
... Mike McQueary
... Sara Ganim
... Todd, Press Photographer
... Security Guard
... Scott Paterno
... Mary Kay Paterno
Vito Vitiello ... Sports Director
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The film centers on Joe Paterno, who after becoming the most successful coach in college football history, is embroiled in Penn State's Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure regarding the victims.

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The greater the legend,the harder the fall.

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7 April 2018 (USA)  »

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"Sara Ganim and members of The Patriot-News Staff" won a number of national awards including the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting, making Ganim the third youngest winner of a Pulitzer. The award cited "courageously revealing and adeptly covering the explosive Sandusky sex scandal involving former football coach Jerry Sandusky." See more »

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Sara Ganim: Uh, I'm sorry. You said... 1976?
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A Superficial Portrait
8 April 2018 | by See all my reviews

Very disappointed in this sketchy HBO presentation. which glosses over many key characters and injects bits and pieces of real events and presumed behaviors to a viewing audience which can be easily confused by the scattershot script and direction. It seemed like a series of story boards out of order. The film needed much more character development, as well as more coherent storytelling.


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