• Publication date: January 25, 2010

Cheaters

Based on the true story of the 1994-95 Academic Decathlon team that cheated at the state finals; Dr. Plecki is an English teacher at Steinmetz High and coaching the school's Academic Decathlon team that has always lost before. Only this year someone gives them a copy of the test for the state finals...

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2000

MBC 2:

December 3, 2013 09:00 (KSA) ~ December 3, 2013 08:00 (CLT)

Based on the true story of the 1994-95 Academic Decathlon team that cheated at the state finals; Dr. Plecki is an English teacher at Steinmetz High and coaching the school's Academic Decathlon team that has always lost before. The state title has been the territory of Whitney Young High School for almost a decade now.

Dr. Plecki picks 7 smart students for this year's team and they end up coming in 5th, which qualifies them for the state competition. Yet chance will have it that the team members somehow get a copy of the test for the state finals. What are the rewards for cheating? Will they ultimately get found out?

Starring:

  • Jeff Daniels
  • Jena Malone
  • Paul Sorvino
  • Luke Edwards
  • Blake Heron
  • Dov Tiefenbach

Directed by:  John Stockwell

Rating:  R for language.