Bad Education is a 2019 American dark comedy-drama film directed by Cory Finley.
Starring Hugh Jackman, Allison Janney, Geraldine Viswanathan, Alex Wolff, Rafael Casal, Annaleigh Ashford, Ray Romano, Stephen Spinella, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Hari Dhillon and others.
HBO on Tuesday, May 05, 2020 released the trailer:
Bad Education: Perception of Perfection | HBO.
In 2002, Dr. Frank Tassone (Hugh Jackman) is the superintendent of Roslyn School District in Long Island, which oversees Roslyn High School. Frank, along with his assistant superintendent Pam Gluckin (Allison Janney), have overseen major improvements in the district, with Roslyn becoming the 4th ranked public school in the country under their watch. The school's performance in turn stimulates the local economy, reaping rewards for school board head and real estate broker Bob Spicer (Ray Romano). Frank is beloved by students and parents alike, and sought after by women; Frank claims to have lost his wife several years ago, but is in fact a gay man in a secret relationship. While attending a conference in Las Vegas, Frank begins an affair with former student Kyle Contreras (Rafael Casal).
While writing an article for the Roslyn school paper about a skywalk the school is planning to construct, student reporter Rachel Bhargava (Geraldine Viswanathan) begins to discover discrepancies in the district's finances. Unbeknownst to anyone at the school, Frank and Pam are co-conspirators in a massive embezzlement scheme, defrauding the school district for millions of dollars. Pam's part in the scheme is discovered when her son Jimmy uses a Roslyn expense card to purchase building materials for Pam's home renovations; the purchases are noticed by a relative of Bob's, who alerts him to the purchases.
The next day, Pam is confronted about her actions. In an effort to cover up his part in the scheme, Frank convinces the school board to conceal the embezzlement from the public and from law enforcement. He also pressures Phil Metzger (Jeremy Shamos), the district's auditor, to estimate the amount stolen at around $250,000, despite the actual amount possibly being far higher. Pam is fired from her job, but given the opportunity to resign quietly and make restitution rather than having her misdeeds exposed. Frank also transfers Pam's niece Jenny, who works for the district, into a less visible 'special utilities' role, threatening to expose her own misuse of district funds when she confronts him.
Here is the full cast and characters of Bad Education.
The film Bad Education was scheduled to be released on September 8, 2019 (TIFF) and on April 25, 2020 (United States) by HBO Films, Home Box Office (HBO), HBO Max, Applause Entertainment, Film & TV House, GEM Entertainment and HBO España.
The duration of the film is 108 minutes.
Bad Education filming. Principal photography began in October 2018.
Bad Education got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.1/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 93/100.
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Official website: hbo.com/movies/bad-education
IMDB: Bad Education
Wikipedia: Bad Education (2019 film)