Synopsis: 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?
Genre: Drama
Director(s): John Stockwell
Production: HBO Video
  Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

You know what they say?

- That it was your idea.

Give us what we want and you can

another school to start again.

You're only fifteen.

He is abuse of it.

And of your ignorance.

- And your innocence.

But you are grown up.

You now know what is right and wrong.

You know the difference now, huh?

- Right and wrong.


What does' t to

if I'm the same ...

and what am I, except less than he

greater than I?

Here we are at least Friday

God has not built.

His envy cast us.

Here we can prevail and that is

what I want, even if it is in hell.

Better reign in hell,

than serve in heaven.

Thank you, Asha.

What does Satan with better atmospheres

in hell, than serve in heaven?

Call anything.

Has anyone an idea?

What if you had the choice.

What would you choose ...

if you're in a big house to live

but as a driver ...

or if you're in a shelter was

live, but as the king.

What would you choose?

What kind of car I have

as a driver?

You have no license, you idiot.

- Who do you call an idiot, you idiot?

I save that blonde your head.

Pride. It was all about.

Lucifer was too proud to follow

so he started for himself.

What was there Dante

at its port?

Let all hope fly

as you enter.

That must come to the door.

The outcast wearing his days here ...

- In adversity and suffering.

Sounds not good.

- Do you live like a parasite?

Why were Adam and Eve problems?

- She ate the apple.

From the tree of knowledge.

They wanted knowledge.

God tested them.

- He did not say why it could not.

They could eat of every tree,

but not of it.

Then you can expect something.

Thus, the man just once.

We have already had.

- But that's just my opinion.


you take the bowling club again?

Make sure their balls

not in the gutter aim.

Sorry, that I shall not.

Well. Janie, you want the committee

for the school to be?

But beginning now, at least one week

for the party.


Now a function we all

death fear.

Here you masochistic of.

The academic decathlon team. Jerry?

Would you even try?

He can not do worse.

- That is beautiful to lose.

Three times is right ship.

academic decathlon

meeting at half past three

Sorry I am late.

What? Is the meeting has already finished?

Thanks for your help.

- You thanks.

You think we can. Other

teachers want to challenge us.

You think we are intelligent.

Jolie, I am always amazed

about what you say.

I will appoint and slyboots

a cargo burritos they sure.

That boy is Dominik Wesolowski.

- School Test 1410. 40 average.

He belongs to the best students.

That is his fault.

Kurgan, Paul.

School Test 1120. 38 average.

Last year he was too busy

with the elections.

He thinks he can change something.

Agnieska Maryniarczyk.

School Test 370. 37 average.

She is a virgin.

- Does it matter?

If your hair are so.

Darius Bettus. 1520 on the school test.

It is that he is so handsome ...

Flickas, Inwin. 30 average.

Should the test still do.

I 'm not outstanding, but

he has a vivid imagination.

Kur, Matt.

Look what a baby.

This is a team, not a dating pool.

- It may still both.

Welcome to the academic decathlon,

the main competition.

Compare your knowledge

with students from top schools.

The academic decathlon gives

your school a sense of pride.

Make your school and living

an academic success.

Students from around the country are participating

with this game ...

and extend their boundaries.

There are ten interesting topics

written by six buttons ...

a speech, an interview,

a workpiece and a super quiz.

The winner of each state fighting

to honor, prestige and scholarship.

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John Stockwell

John R. Stockwell (born 1937) is a former CIA officer who became a critic of United States government policies after serving seven tours of duty over thirteen years. Having managed American involvement in the Angolan Civil War as Chief of the Angola Task Force during its 1975 covert operations, he resigned and wrote In Search of Enemies. more…

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