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Cheaters (2000)




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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.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama, Television
Directed By:
Written By: John Stockwell
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 9, 2001
HBO Video


Jeff Daniels
as Gerard Plecki
Jena Malone
as Jolie Fitch
Paul Sorvino
as Constantine Kiamos
Anna Raj
as Agnieska
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All Critics (6)

...Cheaters is more than just movie-of-the-week fodder.

Full Review… | October 2, 2002
Reel Film Reviews

Pulls the clichés of the inspirational teacher movie straight through the looking glass.

Full Review… | September 10, 2001

August 17, 2005

June 1, 2005

April 8, 2004
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Full Review… | April 4, 2011
Montreal Film Journal

Audience Reviews for Cheaters


Surprisingly good film inspired by real events, an acid social critique of both the media and the education system. Jeff Daniels can be very good in the right roles.

Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer


A pretty cool TV movie about students sticking it to standardized testing.

Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer


I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this one. Almost a portrait of modern day life where everything is alright as long as you wind up on top.

Christopher Brown

Super Reviewer

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