Sony Pictures | Release Date: May 29, 2009
Summary: It is 1986. An emotionally damaged New York reporter is sent to cover the hometown hoopla for a local hero. But rather than pursue his assignment, which leaves him cold, he follows a group of disaffected students, whose own hero - their beloved, unconventional teacher has just died under a cloud of scandal. Their passionate and, at times, ludicrous expressions of grief attract the reporter. He moves into their alternate universe, a willing "substitute teacher", but descends into a web of lies and misplaced sexual desire with this group of confused and combustible youths who attempt to cast him as their new hero and teacher. (Sony Pictures)
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Rating: Rated R for sexuality, language and some drug use, all involving teens.
Production: Station3
Genres: Drama
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jun 16, 2009
Director Credit
Jonathan Glatzer Director
Writer Credit
Jonathan Glatzer Writer
Robert Lawson Writer
Cast Credit
Andrea Brooks Sue
Andrew Wheeler Principal Dick Person
Aubrey Mozino Blythe
Colleen Rennison Sylvia
Gabrielle Rose Mrs. Bridigan
Hilary Duff Lucy Diamond
Ingrid Nilson Ann
Josh Peck Jim Lement
Laura Konechny Lute Lement
Max Hoffman Fenster Itski
Molly Price Donna Arbetter
Molly Shannon Penelope Little
Olivia Thirlby Tess Sullivan
Sarah Lind Peggy Popoladopolous
Steve Coogan Campbell Babbitt
Producer Credit
Anthony Miranda Executive Producer
Dureyshevar Supervising Producer
Jack Nasser Executive Producer
James Hoke Executive Producer
Jonathan Glatzer Producer
Joseph Nahas Executive Producer
Joseph Nasser Executive Producer
R.D. Robb Producer
Robert Lawson Co-Producer
Steve Coogan Executive Producer