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Cheaters
Jena Malone

Jena Malone

Screen Time: 70%
Role: Jolie Fitch
Age: 15 years old

 

Cheaters

2000
Rating: 8 (1 votes)
Directed: John Stockwell
Country: USA
Language: English
Genre: Drama
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0218094

Summary

In the fall of 1994, a teacher at Chicago's run-down Steinmetz High recruits seven students for an academic decathlon team. They work long hours, preparing for the February regional event, won for ten straight years by a privileged, preppy school. Steinmetz finishes just well enough to be invited to the state meet. When a team member steals a copy of the state test, the teacher and kids face a dilemma: to remain honest, or to cheat and score a victory for kids in underfunded schools. When they do well, they must face a withering barrage of investigations, accusations, lawyers' lies, and reporters' intrusions. Is it all worth it? What lessons does cheating teach?