“Dad, did you know about Jerry?” There’s the drama, what did he know and what didn’t he know…that’s the question for ‘Paterno,’ in HBO’s movie about the disgraced Penn State football coach whose shining legacy was tainted in the wake of the child sex abuse convictions of his assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky. “It’s not black and white, it’s nuance.”
“You need to resign before somebody does it for you. People think that you knew about all of this.” “I didn’t know I don’t know what they’re talking about.” ‘Paterno’ centers on Penn State’s Joe Paterno after becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Paterno’s legacy is challenged and he is forced to face questions of institutional failure in regard to the victims. “He went in the pool with kids.” “Jerry did? Our kids? What are you saying?” “I’m saying you could’ve known otherwise you wouldn’t have let them go in the pool…right?”
“You need to step down. You need to resign before somebody does it for you.” “I raised millions of dollars for this university, I have a staff and a squad that can win a national championship and you want to fire me? Try it.” Directed by Barry Levinson from a screenplay written by Debora Cahn, John C. Richards and David McKenna, Academy Award® and Emmy® Award winner Al Pacino returns to HBO in the title role, as Penn State’s Joe Paterno. With a cast that includes Riley Keough, Al Pacino, Tess Frazer and Kathy Baker ‘Paterno’ is coming to HBO Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 8pm.
Al Pacino absolutely killed the role. Your Impression?
Source: YouTube, IMDb, https://www.hbo.com/movies/paterno