Here's the first full trailer for 'Paterno' — HBO's film starring Al Pacino that tells the story of the disgraced coach's role in the Penn State child sex abuse scandal

Tyler Lauletta
Paterno HBO trailer

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  • HBO has released the first full-length trailer for the upcoming film, "Paterno."
  • The film stars Al Pacino as the longtime head coach of Penn State football during the fallout of the child sexual abuse scandal and assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
  • The trailer shows Pacino as Paterno refusing to resign and daring the University to fire him.
  • It also depicts the outrage Paterno's dismissal caused across the University, with students and fans rioting in defense of their longtime coach.
  • The film will debut on April 7.


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