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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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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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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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Sold to HBO for $20 million. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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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An instant favorite
26 April 2020 | by jimpowellsfSee all my reviews

I was uninterested in watching this movie, but thought I would give it a shot given that it's based on a true story. Allison Janney is amazing, Hugh Jackman delivers a great performance, Geraldine Viswanathan is stellar (as always), but the entire cast is great (truly). From the beginning the film tells the story in captivating and compelling ways. The momentum builds over the course of the hundred minutes. Edge of your seat storytelling. This could have been made into a miniseries. It's just that good. Do yourself a favor and see it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2020 (Brazil) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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