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SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS
UK: Paramount Pictures UK
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Jon Heder, Jacinda Barrett, Michael Clarke Duncan, Luis Guzman, David Cross, Horatio Sanz, Sarah Silverman, Matt Walsh, Todd Louiso, Ben Stiller, Andrew Daly, Cody Arens, Teddy Coluca, Joanne Baron, Jon Glaser, Bob Stephenson, Jack Kehler, Marcella Lowery, Nicole Randall Johnson, Jessica Stroup, Paul Scheer, Leonard Earl Howze, Aziz Ansari, Dan Fogler, Cynthia Loebe, Lizz Carter, Steve Monroe, Alyxx Morgen, DeRay Davis, Omar J Dorsey, Kimberly Evan, Jeannette Gould, Sandy Helberg, Sean Lake Ronald Sylvers, Andrew Waldinger, Kevin Watson, Armen Weitzman
Director: Todd Phillips
UK: 101 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for language, crude and sexual content, and some violence
UK Certificate: 12A contains infrequent strong language and moderate sex references
USA Release Date: 29 September 2006
UK Release Date: 23 February 2007
In SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS, Jon Heder plays Roger, a beleaguered New York City meter maid who is plagued by anxiety and low self-esteem. In order to overcome his feelings of inadequacy, Roger enrolls in a top-secret confidence-building class taught by the suavely underhanded Dr P (Billy Bob Thornton). Aided by his assistant, Lesher (Michael Clarke Duncan), Dr P uses unorthodox, often dangerous methods, but he guarantees results: Employ his techniques and you will unleash your inner lion.
Surrounded by a band of misfit classmates - Walsh (Matt Walsh), who's dying to move out of mother's basement; Diego (Horatio Sanz), a punching bag for his hen-pecker of a wife; and Eli (Todd Louiso), a shy guy just looking for female companionship - Roger's confidence grows and he makes his way to the head of the class, even finding the courage to ask out his long time crush, Amanda (Jacinda Barrett).
But Roger soon discovers that star students have a way of catapulting Dr P's competitive side into high gear. Surely enough, the teacher sets out to infiltrate and destroy Roger's personal and professional life. Nothing is off limits for Dr P, not even the object of Roger's affection. In order to show Amanda Dr P's true colors, Roger must rally his new friends and find a way to beat the master at his own game.