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Paterno (2018)

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The film centers on Joe Paterno, who after becoming the most successful coach in college football history, is embroiled in Penn State's Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his ... See full summary »

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Barry Levinson
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Al Pacino ... Joe Paterno
Kathy Baker ... Sue Paterno
Kenneth Maharaj ... MRI Tech
Michael Mastro ... Guido D'Elia
Joshua Morgan ... Bobby - Media Wrangler
Ross Degraw ... Sports Producer
Mitchell L. Mack Mitchell L. Mack ... Devon Smith (as Mitchell Mack)
Larry Mitchell ... Jay Paterno
Darren Goldstein ... Mike McQueary
Riley Keough ... Sara Ganim
Nicholas Sadler ... Todd - Press Photographer
Sir Brodie ... Security Guard
Greg Grunberg ... Scott Paterno
Annie Parisse ... Mary Kay Paterno
Vito Vitiello Vito Vitiello ... Sports Director
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The film centers on Joe Paterno, who after becoming the most successful coach in college football history, is embroiled in Penn State's Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure regarding the victims.

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The greater the legend, the harder the fall.


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TV-MA

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Happy Valley See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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16:9 HD
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Al Pacino and Barry Levinson also worked together on You Don't Know Jack (2010) and The Humbling (2014). See more »

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[last lines]
Sara Ganim: Uh, I'm sorry. You said... 1976?
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Written by Tariq Trotter (as Tarik Collins), Levar Coppin, Deleno Matthews and Gregory Spearman
Performed by The Roots feat. Greg Porn
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A Meteoric Fall of the Great
24 April 2018 | by rdg45See all my reviews

History repeats itself once again with the systemic failure, from the top down, of the incompetence of so many people who chose to ignore a problem and pretended that nothing would ever happen due to their inability to accept responsibility and accountability. A very good performance by Al Pacino as Joe Paterno. You won't regret taking one hour and 45 minutes to view this film.


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