HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 25 Chicago Passes to ‘The Cartel’ on U.S. Public School System

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly versionE-mail page to friendE-mail page to friendPDF versionPDF version
No votes yet

CHICAGO – In our latest documentary edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 25 admit-two run-of-engagement movie passes up for grabs to the new film “The Cartel” from filmmaker Bob Bowdon! The film features Bill Maher, Tom Brokaw, Pat Buchanan, Michael Bloomberg, Bob Ingle, Rev. Reginald Jackson, Anne Milgram, Joyce Powell and more. “The Cartel” opens on April 30, 2010 in Chicago.

To win your free “The Cartel” movie pass to any participating Chicago movie theater at the time and day of your choosing during the film’s run, all you need to do is answer our question in this Web-based submission form. That’s it! Directions to enter this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup and immediately win can be found beneath the graphic below.

The movie poster for The Cartel from filmmaker Bob Bowdon
The movie poster for “The Cartel” from filmmaker Bob Bowdon.
Image credit: Bowdon Media

Here is the plot description for “The Cartel”:

Teachers punished for speaking out. Principals fired for trying to do the right thing. Union leaders defending the indefensible. Bureaucrats blocking new charter schools. These are just some of the people we meet in “The Cartel”. The film also introduces us to teens who can’t read, parents desperate for change and teachers struggling to launch stable and alternative schools for inner-city kids who want to learn.

“The Cartel” shows us our educational system like we’ve never seen it before. Behind every dropout factory lurks a powerful, entrenched and self-serving cartel. The film draws an unequivocal bottom line: If we care about the future of our children, we must insist upon far-reaching and immediate reform. And we must do it now.

The movie trailer for “The Cartel” can be viewed now below.

To secure your free “The Cartel” movie pass, you must be logged into your HollywoodChicago.com Web site account. If you don’t yet have one, you can quickly register here. Having a free Web site account with a valid e-mail address is required to win this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup.

Next, simply answer our question. You must submit your answer using this confidential, Web-based submission form. Please do not comment in this Hookup. Your entry will be invalid if you only comment here and don’t submit into our Web-based form. Please only submit your answer using this submission form.

You must include your first and last name, e-mail address and physical mailing address in your submission. Your personal information will not be sold or shared, will be kept strictly confidential and is only for awarding winning entries. Please answer our question below.

Star If you could do one thing for educational reform in the U.S., what would it be?

This HollywoodChicago.com Hookup is simple: 25 HollywoodChicago.com readers will be randomly selected as our “The Cartel” Hookup winners! The winners will be mailed the movie passes at our expense. Good luck!

HollywoodChicago.com editor-in-chief and publisher Adam Fendelman


© 2010 Adam Fendelman, HollywoodChicago.com LLC

CBS's picture

The Cartel

Better teachers who care.

ammerocks's picture

better students who listen

Some way to motivate the kids.

Katy's picture

introduce real competition -

introduce real competition - vouchers for charter and private schools!

Anonymous's picture

base it on merit

base it on merit

Anonymous's picture

Educational Reform

Hold administrators accountable

Rica14's picture


Make teachers accountable for passing their students when they can’t read.

unklepaulie9090's picture

Educational Reform

If I could do one thing, it would be to make college and higher education more affordable.

afrotrek's picture


Aside from flogging disinterested parents and useless teahcers, I would… Wait, what was the question again?

marybelleiwanicki's picture

The Cartel

Increase the hours in the school day.

bitterbunny's picture


Free college!!!

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

User Login

Free Giveaway Mailing


  • Midnight Mass

    CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on October 21st, 2021, reviewing the new miniseries “Midnight Mass,” currently streaming on Netflix.

  • Chicago Party Aunt

    CHICAGO – The funny meter of Netflix went off the scale last week, as the animated series “Chicago Party Aunt” made its debut on September 17th. What began as a Twitter account by comic actor Chris Witaske (who also provides his voice talent) has morphed into the cartoon adventures of Aunt Diane Dumbowski, her nephew Daniel, and an array of familiar Chicago-isms and characters.


HollywoodChicago.com on Twitter


HollywoodChicago.com Top Ten Discussions