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The cult-favorite television series which offered a fun-house version of '70s "after-school specials" returns in this big-screen prequel to the show . Middle-aged ex-prostitute, former drug addict and all-around lowlife Jerri Blank (Amy Sedaris) emerges from prison at the age of 46 ready to start her life over again. Jerri arrives at her parents' home to discover that her father Guy (Dan Hedaya) divorced Jerri's mom and remarried before slipping into a coma. Jerri's stepmom Sara (Deborah Rush) decides to let her stay with the family in the hope her presence might bring Guy around, though she doesn't seem very fond of her new "daughter." Jerri decides to complete the education she abandoned years ago by enrolling at Flatpoint High School, where Principal Blackman (Greg Hollimon) has bigger fish to fry than a middle-aged sex offender as a student. It seems Flatpoint's science scores have been dreadful, and only a first-place entry in the county science fair will maintain the school's accreditation. Science fair guru Roger Beekman (Matthew Broderick) is brought in with hopes of creating a winning project, but science teacher Mr. Noblet (Stephen Colbert) objects to using outside talent and starts a separate team of his own, bringing in Jerri to give her something to do. As it happens, Noblet's team comes up with a potential prize-winner with their Soup Can Superconductor, while Beekman foolishly accepts the help of art teacher Mr. Jellineck (Paul Dinello) and ends up with a dance routine instead of a science presentation. Determined to win out over Noblet's team, Beekman tries to get his hand on the plans for Noblet's project by convincing handsome Brason (Chris Pratt) to charm them away from weak-willed Jerri. also features cameo appearances from Philip Seymour Hoffman, Allison Janney, Ian Holm, and Kristen Johnston. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:June 28, 2006


Amy Sedaris
as Jerri Blank
Deborah Rush
as Sara Blank
Carlo Alban
as Megawatti Sacarnaputri
Maria Thayer
as Tammi Littlenut
Paul Dinello
as Geoffrey Jellineck
Stephen Colbert
as Chuck Noblet
Chris Pratt
as Brason
Elisabeth Harnois
as Monica
Joseph Cross
as Derrick Blank
Greg Hollimon
as Principal Blackman
Dan Hedaya
as Guy Blank
Matthew Broderick
as Roger Beekman
David Pasquesi
as Stew
Alexis Dziena
as Melissa
Ian Holm
as Dr. Putney
Sarah Jessica Parker
as Peggy Callas
Allison Janney
as Alice
Philip Seymour Hoffman
as Henry
Lian Moy
as Lian
Jeremy Chu
as Jeremy
Olivia Oguma
as Olivia
Hechter Ubarry
as Nico
Delores Duffy
as Iris Puffybush
Michael Rivera
as Maniaco
Evelyn McGee
as Claire Noblet
Jonah Bobo
as Shamus Noblet
Timothy Hsu
as Mascot
Chris Larkin
as Kim
Wallace Little
as Trake
Chandra Wilson
as Reba
Kristy Thomas
as Wanda
Tom Guiry
as P John
Calvin Robertson
as Les Tuckles
Kristen Johnston
as Coach Divers
Justin Theroux
as Carlo Honklin


Paul Dinello
Mark Roberts
Valerie Schaer Nathanson
Lorena David
Amy Sedaris
Stephen Colbert
Paul Dinello
Oliver Bokelberg
Marcelo Zarvos
Composer (Music Score)
Michael R. Miller
Mylene Santos
Art Director
Stephen Colbert
Rob Burnett
Executive Producer
Fred Nigro
Executive Producer
David Letterman
Executive Producer
Victoria Farrell
Costume Designer
Siobhan Flaherty
Set Decorator
Sandy Berman
Sound/Sound Designer
Jeffrey Lazar
First Assistant Director
Richard Move
Joseph Middleton
Jennifer L. Booth
Line Producer
Rosemary Lombard
Unit Production Manager