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Bad Education (2019)

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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 Superintenent" 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 ... Todd Hunter - 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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The mother of screenwriter Mike Makowsky appears in the book club scene beside Hugh Jackman . See more »

Goofs

At the craps table, they guy says he needs a "hard eight" but then calls for "box cars", which is completely different. "Box cars" is a 12, and "hard eight" is a 4 and a 4. 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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White Flag
Written by Dido, Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong and Rick Nowels
Performed by Dido
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Solid film. Great actors. Flat storyline.
27 April 2020 | by Amazing-StoriesSee all my reviews

Impeccable performances by all actors. One of Hugh Jackman's best.

The way the story unfolds just isn't very engaging. There are no surprising twists or turns. You know everything there is to know very early on, and then you basically just watch the story play itself out the way you expected it to all along.

This is a solid film with a flat storyline problem. Not bad at all, but not very thrilling either. 7/10 is fair.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2020 (Brazil) See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

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2.39 : 1
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