Here's First Look Of Al Pacino As Legendary Penn State Coach Joe Paterno
Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Legendary actor Al Pacino is currently in production portraying former Penn State coach Joe Paterno in an upcoming HBO film. The movie does not have a release date yet, but this is your first look at Pacino as the Nittany Lions famous coach...
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we know exactly what happened - why do we need a movie to repeat it all? And I hope the Paterno family doesn't get a single penny from this movie, but I'm sure they are.
Reply6 days
Al Pacino with Joe Pesci's voice would nail it
Reply7 days
So this movie is about Joe Paterno knowing that his fellow coach is raping little boys at the football facilities? Who would watch this?
Reply8 days
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What a sad fall from Grace. Paterno is the for poster child for "sometimes doing nothing has consequences too".
Reply8 days
The only redeeming thing about the whole pedophilia incident is it probably was what killed him when it all surfaced. Now if someone would break a mop handle off in Jerry the circle will be squared. Who the F thought doing a movie would be a good idea? I guess it's all in the name of tolerance now, but I can't tolerate that junk.
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Does it show the part where he burns in Hell?
Reply8 days
Hopefully he will do the "game of inches" speech at some point in the movie.
Reply8 days
Pacino is the GOAT -- I wish this was a feature film and not just an HBO movie
Reply8 days
Wow either Pacino has aged like hell or he's the best actor ever.
Reply8 days
Have you not seen any movie since 1960?
8 days
I mean, he isn't as young as he was in The Godfather, but.. And I know this is a crazy concept, but they have ways to make people look older... or younger. or whatever.. when they are acting in a movie.
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C3W
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I just hope it's more about his life and football and only touches briefly on the Sandusky thing. Like we get it, Sandusky sucks. Joe made a couple mistakes and ended up in too deep.
Reply8 days
Couple of mistakes huh? Wonder if it would just be a "couple mistakes" if it was your boy and the man who knew everything going on did nothing.
8 days
You will be disappointed, I think the whole point of the movie is the Sandusky shite. Oh yeah, that little bitty mistake Joe made. He knew, a coach, who he employed to coach part of his team, was a phediphile and failed to act on it. Oppps. What a small mistake.
8 days
Part 2 is Baylor and part 3 is going to be Bama.
Reply8 days
If this movie is not a 100% slam fest on his arse it will be a disgrace. The movie should focus on nothing but paternos pos character.
Reply8 days
Damn. He looks bad.
Reply8 days
I understand Tony Cox has signed on for a cameo role as Nick Saban.....
Reply8 days
God help PSU fans if this movie ends up on par with the Bear Bryant movie which starred of all people Gary Busey as Coach Bryant.
Reply8 days
Holy Christ. I just watched 8 minutes of that terrible movie.
8 days
I wanna see Alec Baldwin playing Pacino playing Paterno. And give me Danny Akyroyd as Sandusky.
Reply8 days
Should just start with Sandusky walking a child to the showers and Joe turning his back on him to gaze on his statue from his window ... cause to me , everything that happened before that is irrelevant .....
Reply9 days
The skin is too tight.
Reply9 days
If it's wrong to have a statue of Joe, why isn't it wrong to make a movie?
Reply9 days
Penn State's not making the movie.
8 days
I think Pacino can show the complexities of the man probably better than most actors. I've always thought that there was more to the whole Paterno/Sandusky thing then what was let out.
Reply9 days
Yep, almost like Paterno was "put to sleep" to shut him up, instead of natural causes. I mean there was kids who came from broken homes getting molested in Penn State summer camps during the day, right in ur face!! A lot more to all of that than what is put out there by our law enforcement & media. *cover up*
9 days
Before all of this happened, I use to say if Paterno didn't die while still coaching, he would die soon after retirement, but I didn't expect it to be that soon. Things seemed to fall in line at the right times. A Penn St football coordinator molested kids and would bring them to Penn St's facility and do stuff to them in the show. Paterno is forced to retire. Evidence shows Paterno knew Sandusky was trying to play hide the pickle with teenage boys. Paterno has cancer. Oh he is dead..
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Before all of this happened, I use to say if Paterno didn't die while still coaching, he would die soon after retirement, but I didn't expect it to be that soon. Things seemed to fall in line at the right times. A Penn St football coordinator molested kids and would bring them to Penn St's facility and do stuff to them in the show. Paterno is forced to retire. Evidence shows Paterno knew Sandusky was trying to play hide the pickle with teenage boys. Paterno has cancer. Oh he is dead..
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