School for Scoundrels



School for Scoundrels is a 2006 comedy film, starring Billy Bob Thornton and Jon Heder, and directed by Todd Phillips. The film is based on the 1960 British film of the same name. The film was released on September 29, 2006 and is rated PG-13 for language, crude and sexual content, and some violence.

Roger (Jon Heder) is a New York City meter maid who has low self-esteem and has constant anxiety attacks. After his "little brother" requests a new Big Brother, Roger's friend Ian (David Cross), gives Roger a phone number to enroll in a self-help class. However, when Roger arrives with a $5,000 tuition fee, he realizes the class is a top-secret confidence-building class taught by Dr. P (Billy Bob Thornton) and Lesher (Michael Clarke Duncan). Roger is joined by twenty other students who all use self-help books and lack tenacity. Dr. P uses irregular and dangerous methods to teach the students how to stand up for themselves and take charge. Roger begins to quickly learn the class objectives and builds up the courage to ask his neighbor Amanda (Jacinda Barrett) on a date. After excelling at the class, Dr. P begins to compete for Amanda's affection and Roger must outwit his own teacher along with his friends to get the girl he loves.

* Billy Bob Thornton - Dr. P/Dennis Sherman
* Jon Heder - Roger
* Michael Clarke Duncan - Lesher
* Jacinda Barrett - Amanda
* David Cross - Ian
* Sarah Silverman - Becky
* DeRay Davis - Bee Bee
* Ben Stiller - Lonnie
* Horatio Sanz - Diego

Differences between original and remake:

The character of Dr. P is an homage to the headmaster of the fictional Yeovil College of Lifemanship, Stephen Potter, in the original 1960 film. The Lifemanship books on which both films are based were written by the real Stephen Potter. Both films feature a tennis game between love rivals as a set-piece.Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.
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