Sight and Sound - 01/01/2001
"...Surprisingly deft in execution..."
Jeff Daniels (SPEED, ARACHNOPHOBIA) plays a teacher in an inner city Chicago high school whose students get a chance to compete in an academic decathlon. When his students win against a better-funded school, Daniels is pleased as punch... until he finds out they cheated. The resulting media feeding frenzy and disgrace plunge the school into a dramatic reassessment of the situation. Based on a true story.