Director: John Stockwell Cast: Jeff Daniels, Jena Malone, Paul Sorvino


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Moral hypocrisy and the woes of America's public schools and educational system are the focus of Cheaters, which is based on a real-life 1995 cheating scandal at a Chicago high school. In a working class area of the city, teacher Dr. Gerald Plecki (Jeff Daniels) is desperate for his students to triumph at an upcoming academic decathlon against students of a more affluent high school across town. His desperation causes him to cast a blind eye when one of his students gets hold of a copy of the decathlon test -- and, thanks to their combined dedication to cheating -- the team wins the competition with the highest total score in state history. Of course, the score leads to suspicion on the part of Illinois officials, and the resulting scandal is accompanied by a media frenzy of monolithic proportions. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx

Product Details

Release Date: 08/17/2012
UPC: 0883316491409
Original Release: 2000
Source: Hbo Archives
Sales rank: 76,267

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeff Daniels Dr. Gerald Piecki
Jena Malone Jolie Fitch
Paul Sorvino Constantine Kiamos
Luke Edwards Darius
Dan Warry-Smith Paul
Blake Heron Matt
Robert Joy Actor
Ned Eisenberg Actor

Technical Credits
John Stockwell Director,Screenwriter
Suzanne Coston Executive Producer
Suzanne De Passe Executive Producer
Paul Haslinger Score Composer
David Hennings Cinematographer
Randi Hiller Casting
Diane Kerbel Casting
Craig Lathrop Production Designer
Kevin Reidy Producer
Eric Sears Editor

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