Bad Education (2019)

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A superintendent of a school district works for the betterment of the student’s education when an embezzlement scheme is discovered, threatening to destroy everything.

Movie Introduction
"Bad Education" is a 2019 American police procedural film directed by Cory Finley and written by Mike Makowsky, based on a real-life scandal that was the largest public school embezzlement in American history. The movie includes performances by Hugh Jackman, Allison Janney, and Geraldine Viswanathan, alongside a supporting cast including Alex Wolff, Rafael Casal, and Ray Romano.

Plot Summary
Hugh Jackman stars as Dr. Frank Tassone, a charming superintendent adored by the Roslyn School District community on Long Island. Working alongside Assistant Superintendent Pam Gluckin (Allison Janney), he turns the regional public school into the fourth-best in the country. Their rigorous adherence to a honed image of abundance and quality contrasts sharply with their grift behind the scenes.

When high school journalist Rachel Bhargava (Geraldine Viswanathan) begins digging into the school's financial resources for a regular task, she discovers proof of prevalent financial misbehavior. It's revealed that countless dollars suggested for public education have been misappropriated for individual usage by Dr. Tassone and his associates.

Scandal and Aftermath
Rachel releases the findings in the school newspaper, triggering a scandal that engulfs the whole district. At First, Pam Gluckin bears the brunt of the fallout, with the board and community switching on her after she's captured embezzling cash. Nevertheless, Tassone, initially viewed as an innocent victim, soon discovers his own secrets deciphered after relentless examinations from Rachel and the local police.

When Tassone's double life and secret sweetheart in Las Vegas are exposed, the neighborhood that loved him turn on him, resulting in his resignation and arrest. The remainder of the school personnel involved in the scandal are likewise linked, developing a stunning stir in their upscale suburban community.

Last Notes
"Bad Education" is a crisp and insightful analysis of the facades set up by those in positions of power, particularly in well-to-do rural America. On display are both corruption in the education system and the societal pressures that allow such scandals to happen. The narrative, nevertheless, does not discharge the offenders of their actions, painting a chastening picture of 'good' people who succumb to greed and misused the general public's trust.

Hugh Jackman's efficiency as the charismatic yet deceitful superintendent is a standout and a dramatic departure from his renowned action functions. In Addition To Allison Janney's competent portrayal of Pam Gluckin and Geraldine Viswanathan's role as a girl revealing adult deceptions, the cast brings a measure of deep mankind to their characters that elevates the film.

In conclusion, "Bad Education" is a sobering but fascinating dramatisation of a major real-life school district scandal - one that defrauded American taxpayers out of millions of dollars and eroded self-confidence in a significant pillar of the community. The repercussions of the characters' actions function as a stark pointer about the significance of ethical management and responsibility.

Top Cast

  • Hugh Jackman (small)
    Hugh Jackman
    Frank Tassone
  • Allison Janney (small)
    Allison Janney
    Pam Gluckin
  • Geraldine Viswanathan (small)
    Geraldine Viswanathan
    Rachel Bhargava
  • Alex Wolff (small)
    Alex Wolff
    Nick Fleischman
  • Rafael Casal (small)
    Rafael Casal
    Kyle Contreras
  • Stephen Spinella (small)
    Stephen Spinella
    Thomas 'Tom' Tuggiero
  • Annaleigh Ashford (small)
    Annaleigh Ashford
    Jenny Aquila
  • Ray Romano (small)
    Ray Romano
    Big Bob Spicer
  • Hari Dhillon (small)
    Hari Dhillon
    David Bhargava
  • Jeremy Shamos (small)
    Jeremy Shamos
    Phil Metzger
  • Stephanie Kurtzuba (small)
    Stephanie Kurtzuba
    Carol Schweitzer