Paterno (2018)
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Paterno (2018)

Genre
Drama, Biography
Release Date
April 07, 2018
Studio
HBO Films
Genre
Drama, Biography
Release Date
April 07, 2018
MPAA Rating
-
Duration
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Production Budget
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Studio
HBO Films
Official Site
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Director
Barry Levinson
Producer
Rick Nicita, Edward R. Pressman
Screenwriter
David McKenna, Debora Cahn, John C. Richards
Starring
  • Al Pacino as Tony
  • Riley Keough as Hannah
  • Annie Parisse
  • Kathy Baker as Louise Shepard
  • Tess Frazer
  • Greg Grunberg as Best Man
  • Midori Francis
  • Steve Coulter
  • Faith Logan
  • Benjamin Cook
  • Darren Goldstein
  • John D'Leo
  • Nicholas Sadler
  • Kristen Bush
  • Celia Au

A movie about former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, a man becomes the winningest coach in college football history and builds a powerhouse football program that turns him into a campus deity.

When his former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky is revealed to be a pedophile and it comes out Paterno was told and helped hide the scandal, the coach was summarily fired. He died shortly after of cancer - and many feel of a broken heart - and the school had little choice but to raze a fabled statue of Paterno just as the NCAA dropped the hammer with sanctions against the school that included removal of Paterno's wins going back to the cover-up. Sandusky was found guilty on 45 counts of sexual abuse against young boys and is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison.