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School for scoundrels / Scoundrel Productions ; Weinstein Company ; Media Talent Group ; Todd Phillips Company ; Dimension Films ; Picked Last ; produced by Daniel Goldberg, Geyer Kosinski, Todd Phillips ; screenplay by Todd Phillips & Scot Armstrong ; directed by Todd Phillips.

Phillips, Todd, 1970- (Added Author). Thornton, Billy Bob. (Added Author). Heder, Jon, 1978- (Added Author). Barrett, Jacinda. (Added Author). Walsh, Matt, 1964- (Added Author). Sanz, Horatio. (Added Author). Brown, Jonathan, 1970- (Added Author). Beck, Christophe, 1972- (Added Author). Potter, Stephen, 1900-1969 School for scoundrels or how to win without actually cheating! (Added Author). Chester, Hal E. (Added Author). Moyes, Patricia (Added Author). Weinstein Company. (Added Author). Billy Bob Thornton, Jon Heder, Jacinda Barrett, Matt Walsh, Horatio Sanz, Todd Louiso, Michael Clarke Duncan, Paul Scheer, Jon Glaser, Leonard Earl Howze. (Cast).
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Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: [Unrated Ballbuster ed. ; Widescreen ed.].
  • Publisher: New York : Weinstein Company, [2007]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Based on the novel "School for scoundrels or how to win without actually cheating!" by Stephen Potter and the 1960 screenplay by Hal Chester and Patricia Moyes.
Title from container.
Special features: Alternate ending; Gag reel; The making of you didn't see on TV; Feature commentary with writer/director Todd phillips and writer Scot Armstrong; Theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Jonathan Brown ; editors, Leslie Jones, Dan Schalk ; music, Christophe Beck ; costume designer, Louise Mingenbach ; production designer, Nelson Coates.
Participant or Performer Note:
Billy Bob Thornton, Jon Heder, Jacinda Barrett, Matt Walsh, Horatio Sanz, Todd Louiso, Michael Clarke Duncan, Paul Scheer, Jon Glaser, Leonard Earl Howze.
Summary, etc.:
Roger Waddell is a meek New York City meter maid, who is having a rough time at work and failing in his social life. When Roger's third "Little Brother" in a row dumps him, the recreation center manager suggests he call a mysterious phone number. Sitting at home, Roger calls the number and reaches Dr. P, who then instructs him to show up at the Learning Annex carrying a manila envelope with $5,000 cash. When he arrives, he and another new student meet Lesher, Dr. P's assistant. Soon, they learn Dr. P is running a very unorthodox class in how to gain confidence and change your life. When Dr. P looks at this new collection of losers, he becomes disgusted and ends class early. Lesher is instructed to hand out beepers. The new "recruits" must carry the beepers and initiate a confrontation with someone nearby when instructed. Soon, Roger begins to excel in the class and gains the confidence to ask his neighbor out on a date. But Dr. P is a competitive guy and does not like to be upstaged by his students, so he begins to romance the same girl as Roger in an attempt to steal her away.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned. In English or subtitles in Spanish.
Subject: Confidence > Drama.
Interpersonal confrontation > Drama.
Teacher-student relationships > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Genre: Films for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Comedy films.

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