Starring: Jeff Daniels, Jena Malone, Paul Sorvino
Directed By: John Stockwell
An entertaining and irreverent look at contemporary high school life that raises some provocative questions about the values we teach our children. Based on a true story, this HBO Original Movie is about a group of high school students who, with the encouragement of a teacher, cheat in an academic decathlon to increase their odds against their cross-town rivals in the hopes of securing a better future. Underdogs with fewer resources and far less support from their school and peers, the students and teacher justify their actions with the arguments that total dedication alone would not make up for the lack of an even playing field.