Code Breakers (film)

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Code Breakers is an ESPN Original Entertainment television film[1] that was first broadcast December 10, 2005 at 9 pm ET on ESPN and ESPN HD.[2] The movie followed the Heisman Trophy presentation.

Synopsis[edit]

The movie chronicles the 1951 cheating scandal at West Point and its impact on Army's football team, which was forced to cut loose virtually its entire squad. Going into the 1950 Army–Navy Game, the Cadets football team was heavily favored, yet went on to lose to a weak Midshipmen squad, 14–2. The Academy and football team were then thrown into a scandal when 90 cadets, including 37 lettering football players, were dismissed in a cheating scandal which broke the Academy's Honor Code.[3]

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Production notes[edit]

A principal shooting location was Victoria College, Toronto.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brian Lowry (8 December 2005). "Review: ‘Codebreakers’". Variety. Archived from the original on 7 November 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "ESPN’s Latest Original Film, “CodeBreakers,” Debuts Saturday". SportsBusiness Daily. 9 December 2005. Archived from the original on 7 November 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Mel Bracht (9 December 2005). "ESPN original movie 'Codebreakers' ESPN tracks the Code' Former OU assistant featured in movie on West Point scandal". NewsOK.com. Retrieved 7 November 2015.  |archive-url= is malformed: save command (help)

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