See the story behind a shocking fall from grace. Al Pacino and director Barry Levinson ('You Don't Know Jack') reteam in a compelling portrait of legendary Penn State head-football coach Joe Paterno as his much-heralded career goes down in the flames of the infamous Jerry Sandusky sexual-abuse scandal. Set over the course of two weeks in late 2011, the film focuses not only on Paterno (Pacino) and his family, but also on Sara Ganim (Riley Keough), the 23-year-old reporter and Penn State grad who broke the story. As the case plays out in the headlines, Paterno learns of his lung cancer, which would soon claim his life.

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Ratings and Reviews

2.4 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

70% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: Paterno, elevated by deft direction from Barry Levinson and a strong Al Pacino performance, presents a hard-hitting dramatization of a gut-wrenching real-life story.

Cast & Crew

Information

Studio
HBO Films Presents An Edward R. Pressman Film, Levinson/Fontana Production and Barry Levinson Film
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright

Languages

Primary
English (Dolby 5.1, Stereo, CC)
Additional

French (Stereo, Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.

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