Al Pacino stars as Penn State football coach Joe Paterno Saturday 8PM on HBO

Al Pacino stars as legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, who spent his final months in the shadow of the sexual abuse scandal surrounding former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

PATERNO: Starring Al Pacino and directed by Barry Levinson, this drama centers on Penn State’s Joe Paterno in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. 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.

The film also stars Riley Keough as Sara Ganim, the 23-year-old journalist who first reported on the Sandusky case for the Patriot-News; Kathy Baker as Sue Paterno, Joe’s wife; Greg Grunberg as Scott Paterno and Larry Mitchell as Jay Paterno, Joe’s sons; and Annie Parisse as Mary Kay Paterno, Joe’s daughter.


A Levinson/Fontana production of a Barry Levinson Film; executive produced by Barry Levinson, Jason Sosnoff, Edward R. Pressman, Rick Nicita and Lindsay Sloane; Amy Herman produces. Produced in association with Sony Pictures Television. Written by Debora Cahn and John C. Richards.

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