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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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  • Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 25 nominations.
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Frank Tassone
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Big Bob Spicer
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Mary Ann
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Pam Gluckin
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Jenny Aquila
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Carol Schweitzer
Calvin Coakley ...
Chad Schweitzer
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Rachel Bhargava
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Joyce - First Agent
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Shawn - Second Agent
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Irene - Third Agent
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Sharon Katz
Brent Langdon ...
Todhunter - First Teacher
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Maya - Second Teacher (as Tia De Shazor)
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Doug Bressler
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Joseph Scalvo
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Conference Speaker
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Kyle Contreras
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David Bhargava
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Nick Fleishman
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Eddie - Custodian
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Fran - First Friend
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Kathy
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Howard Gluckin
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Jim Boy McCarden
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Amber McCarden
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Ace Hardware Clerk
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Lorraine Spicer
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Cousin Larry
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Heather - Student (as Madeleine Pace)
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Judy Shapiro
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Stan - Third Boardie (as Robert 'Toshi' Chan)
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Beth - Fourth Boardie
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Wendy - Fifth Boardie
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Joel - Sixth Boardie
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Phil Metzger
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Teacher - Rachel's Class
Rene Ojeda ...
Doorman - Frank's Building
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Thomas 'Tom' Tuggiero
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Lisa - Fifth Parent
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Greg - Eighth Parent
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District Attorney
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Editor Scott
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Editor Steph
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Big Bob's Daughter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jayden Abrams ...
School Kid (uncredited)
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School Bus Driver (uncredited)
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Teacher (uncredited)
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Taxpayer (uncredited)
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Taxpayer (uncredited)
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Parent (uncredited)
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Cellmate (uncredited)
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Book Club Mom (uncredited)
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Park Avenue Patron (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
Richard R. Corapi ...
Teacher (uncredited)
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High School Student (uncredited)
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Mother and School Board Member (uncredited)
Gioianna DiGiorgio ...
High School Student (uncredited)
John DiGiorgio ...
Parent / Taxpayer (uncredited)
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High School Student (uncredited)
Manny Dunn ...
High School Student (uncredited)
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Boy at the Pool (uncredited)
Frank Fernandez ...
Taxpayer (uncredited)
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Lara Lerner (uncredited)
Angelo Foukas ...
Taxpayer (uncredited)
Mark D. Gersten ...
Taxpayer (uncredited)
Philip Greene ...
Teacher / Bar Patron (uncredited)
Chandler Hill ...
Mayor (uncredited)
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High School Clarinet Player (uncredited)
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High School Trumpet Player (uncredited)
Joseph Koval ...
Parent / Taxpayer (uncredited)
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Taxpayer / Parent (uncredited)
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Parent / Taxpayer (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Nancy Lombardo ...
Secretary (uncredited)
Victoria Mahal-Sky ...
Parent / Taxpayer (uncredited)
Lucy Marinelli ...
High School Student (uncredited)
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Park Avenue Patron (uncredited)
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Building Inspector (uncredited)
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Parent (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
Jivan Xander Ramesh ...
School Kid (uncredited)
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Las Vegas Diner Patron (uncredited)
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Photographer (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
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Teacher's Daughter (uncredited)
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High Schooler (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
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Parent (uncredited)
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Inmate (uncredited)
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Self (uncredited)
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Parent / Taxpayer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Cory Finley

Written by

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Mike Makowsky ... (screenplay)
 
Robert Kolker ... (based on the New York Magazine article "The Bad Superintendent" by)

Produced by

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Fred Berger ... producer (p.g.a.)
Caroline Jaczko ... executive producer
Brian Kavanaugh-Jones ... producer
Julia Lebedev ... producer
Leonid Lebedev ... executive producer
Mike Makowsky ... producer
Oren Moverman ... producer
Jeffrey Penman ... associate producer
Eddie Vaisman ... producer (p.g.a.)

Music by

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Michael Abels

Cinematography by

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Lyle Vincent ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Louise Ford

Editorial Department

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Carles Berot ... trailer
Callie Chiang ... post-production coordinator
John Diesso ... finishing editor
Margaret Lewis ... head of production: company 3
Cara Manise ... senior post producer
Katrina Pastore ... assistant editor
Tom Poole ... senior colorist
Stefan Sonnenfeld ... CO3 executive producer
Steven Sosa ... dailies technician
Bill Stokes ... film scanner
Jake White ... color assist
Chris Zarcone ... dailies technician

Casting By

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Ellen Lewis
Kate Sprance

Production Design by

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Meredith Lippincott

Art Direction by

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Tommy Love

Set Decoration by

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Michael Nallan

Costume Design by

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Alex Bovaird

Makeup Department

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Jamie Amadio ... additional hair stylist
Jill Crosby ... hair stylist: Ms. Janney
JT Franchuk ... key hair stylist
Mandy Lyons ... hair department head
Alberto Machuca ... key makeup artist
Robert Pickens ... wigmaker: Allison Janney
Jerry Popolis ... hair stylist: Mr. Jackman
Björn Rehbein ... makeup artist: Mr. Jackman (as Bjoern Rehbein)
Serena Ryan ... hair stylist
Leo Won ... makeup department head
Diane Calfee ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Emilia Martin ... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Amy Sue Nahhas ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Caroline Jaczko ... unit production manager
Richard Keeshan ... production supervisor
Wilder Troxell ... production assistant

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Kyle Casper ... additional second assistant director
Neil Daly ... first assistant director: second unit
Alex Scricco ... second second assistant director
John Silvestri ... second assistant director
Peter Thorell ... first assistant director
Anthony Keating ... second second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Dalyn Boyd ... art department production assistant
Ashley Bradshaw ... art pa
Matt Chappell ... scenic artist
Jasmine Cho ... Art Department Coordinator
Brittany Henrickson ... assistant set decorator
Natalie Hoffman ... assistant art director / graphic designer (as Natalie Nareau Hoffman)
Karen Hudson ... additional graphic designer
Joe Kupillas ... key carpenter
Jake Marshall ... key on set dresser
Enzo Martinez ... set dresser
Tanicia Osuch ... camera scenic
Tom Palma ... set dresser
Maria Sylvania ... property master
Shane Torres ... assistant property master

Sound Department

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Colin Alexander ... adr editor / co-re-recording mixer
Mark Amicucci ... mix technician
Davi Aquino ... foley
Chelsea Body ... foley
Chris Chae ... assistant sound editor
Jane Curry ... adr studio producer: LA Studios
Jenna Dalla Riva ... foley
Dennis Dembeck ... mix technician
Peter Deutscher ... boom operator
Sandra Fox ... foley artist
Jack Heeren ... foley mixer
Ken Ishii ... sound mixer
Joy Jacobson ... post sound coordinator
Bobby Johanson ... adr mixer
Goro Koyama ... foley artist
Craig Kyllonen ... dialogue editor
Andy Malcolm ... foley artist
Charles Marcus ... Sound utility
Michael McFadden ... Utility Sound
Desiree Ortiz ... sound utility
Gene Park ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Ric Schnupp ... sound effects editor
Kevin Schultz ... foley mixer
Tricia Schultz ... adr studio producer: Harbor Picture Company
Claire Stiefel ... post production sound coordinator
Don White ... foley mixer
Kelsea Wigmore ... senior post sound producer
Kendra Eaves ... foley artist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Steven E. Fernandez ... special effects foreman
Joe Heffernan ... special effects technician
Steven Kirshoff ... special effects supervisor
Zachary Maggio ... special effects coordinator (as Zach Maggio)
Ben Riedman ... special effects foreman

Visual Effects by

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Matt Akey ... visual effects producer: Crafty Apes
Jessica Chamberlin ... visual effects set supervisor
Xinyue Cui ... digital compositor
Blake Goedde ... visual effects supervisor
Chris LeDoux ... vfx executive producer
Patrick O'Keeffe ... compositor
Suzanne C. Robertson ... visual effects coordinator
Lynn Walek ... visual effects coordinator: Crafty Apes

Stunts

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Giuseppe Ardizzone ... stunts
Chris Barnes ... stunts
Nitasha Bhambree ... Covering Stunt Coordinator
Mark Fichera ... stunts
Derek Johnson ... stunt double: Hugh Jackman
Noelle Therese Mulligan ... stunts (as Noelle Mulligan)
Stephen A. Pope ... stunt coordinator (as Stephen Pope) / stunts (as Stephen Pope)
Michael C. Brennan ... stunts: Vegas Cop (uncredited)
Kyle W. Brown ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Nicole Callender ... stunt driver (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Declan Mulvey ... stunts (uncredited)
Thomas Place ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Kevin Akers ... first assistant "a" camera
Joshua Bote ... film loader
Christopher Cafaro ... b camera 2nd assistant camera
James Dean Drummond ... camera loader
Doug Durant ... first assistant "b" camera
Matt Fleischmann ... a camera/steadicam operator
Rob Harlow ... key grip
Linda Kallerus ... Additional Still Photographer
Cornelia Klapper ... "a" camera second assistant
David Light ... electrician
Brian MacLean ... grip
Adam Mantell ... electrician
Jerad Molkenthin ... gaffer
John Oliveri ... first assistant camera: Reshoots
Callum Shaw ... electrician
Aileen Taylor ... b camera operator
Rehema Imani Trimiew ... 24 frame video playback
Brendan Walsh ... rigging gaffer
JoJo Whilden ... still photographer

Casting Department

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Melissa Braun ... background casting managing associate
Dann Fink ... adr voice casting
Effie Reich ... background casting associate
Rachel Scola ... background casting assistant
Kate Sprance ... casting associate
Grace Ward ... casting assistant
Grant Wilfley ... background casting
Bruce Winant ... adr voice casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Romales Acker ... costume production assistant
Jordan Austin ... costumes pa
Laura Barreto ... assistant costume designer
Aris Bordo ... additional costumer
Anne Brenneke ... costume coordinator
Lolly Holloway ... additional costumer
Sara Lott ... set costumer
John Porto ... set costumer
Kristin Reynolds ... wardrobe supervisor (as Kristin Lindbeck)
Brian Sprouse ... costume assistant
Kayla Viani ... key costumer

Location Management

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Trish Gray ... location scout
Ronnie Kupferwasser ... location manager
Michael L. Mizrahi ... location scout
Tim Petryni ... location assistant
Daniel Tresca ... assistant location manager
Axuan Vrolijk ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Pablo Croissier ... score technical prep
Susan Jacobs ... music supervisor
Shari Johanson ... music editor
György Mohai ... score recorded by
Orlando Perez Rosso ... Programming
Suzana Peric ... music editor
John Rodd ... Scoring Mixer
Bálint Sapszon ... orchestrator
Ilyse Wolfe Tretter ... music clearance coordinator

Script and Continuity Department

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Narielys Márquez Carrasquillo ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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John Canavan ... transportation co-captain
Paul J. Mauro ... driver: grip trailer
John Pelosi ... Electric Trailer Driver
Gabe Turiello ... Camera car driver
David Webber ... props driver

Additional Crew

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Joaquin Acrich ... assistant: Brian Kavanaugh-Jones
Oscar Antonio Andrade ... production assistant
Katie Baumberger ... assistant: Mr. Finley
Omar Bermúdez ... marketing and creative services
Carles Berot ... trailer and creative producer
Teddy Blanks ... title designer
Brittney Brunelle ... assistant: Ms. Lebedev
Wendy Cohen ... clearance and product placement coordinator
Gregory Colica ... production assistant
Mike Davis ... stock footage coordinator
Troy Forjone ... first assistant accountant
Ellen Gannon ... production coordinator
Gabe Gilden ... production resources
Cathy Gurvis ... Post Production Accountant
Christopher Hall ... assistant production coordinator
Elizabeth Himelstein ... dialect coach: Allison Janney
Nicolas Jampol ... Clearance Counsel
Hannah Kelsy ... hand double: School News Worker
Michael T. King ... Lead Medic
Marina Pervak Lejsek ... completion guarantor: Film Finances Inc
Joseph Lombardi ... production accountant
Nicole Machon ... assistant to the producers
Irving Milgrom ... assistant: Mr. Jackman
Weasie Offerman ... production secretary
Kirsten Olson ... assistant: Mr. Berger
Jess Platt ... dialect coach: Mr. Jackman
Helen Sam ... completion guarantor: Film Finances, Inc.
David Sarussi ... stand-in
Matthew Silva ... production assistant
Molly Stone ... production executive
Anna Swando ... staff set production assistant
Melina Torres ... assistant: Mr. Moverman
Willie Trieger ... assistant: Mr. Vaisman
Debbie Von Arx ... Production Legal Counsel
Skylar A. Wilman ... insurance broker
Anjelica Valenciano ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Mark Ankner ... special thanks
Sev Ohanian ... thanks

Production Companies

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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.

Plot Keywords
Taglines Some People Learn the Hard Way See more »
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Also Known As
  • La estafa (Bad Education) (Spain)
  • Лошо образование (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • 壞教育 (Taiwan)
  • Kötü Eğitim (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Má Educação (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 108 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The writer, Mike Makowsky, was a middle school student in the Roslyn School District during the events of the film. See more »
Goofs When Frank is being questioned by the school's auditor about his flights to London, the auditor mentions Frank had booked first class on Concorde. In reality all Concorde seats were the same class, so there were no first class. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Bad Education (2020). See more »
Soundtracks Sugar Mountain Samba 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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