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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.

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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 ... Todhunter - First Teacher
Tia DeShazor ... Maya - Second Teacher (as Tia De Shazor)
Victor Verhaeghe ... Doug Bressler

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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.

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Seven actors from The Irishman (2019) appear in this. 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 »

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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In This World
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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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Release Date:

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