Telling the sordid true story of a man still very much alive but at the worst time in his life was a big responsibility for Hugh Jackman, one he took on despite the enormous pressure to get the story of disgraced Long Island schools superintendent Frank Tassone right. That is exactly what Jackman did in the HBO movie Bad Education, which garnered a reported $20 million in one of the biggest acquisition deals ever at a film festival when it was picked up by the pay-cable giant last gall out of Toronto.

“Frank was great, the best superintendent in the country. He was the highest-paid. He’d taken the Roslyn School to No. 4, and it was well on its way to becoming the No. 1

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