The Emperor's Club

The Emperor's Club (2002)

Ending / spoiler

Sedgewick Bell once again cheats on the Mr. Julius Caesar competition (the rematch) and Mr. Hundert notices; Hundert (again) asks Bell a question that's not in the index cards, Bell doesn't know the answer and Deepak wins; Bell announces to everyone present that he will run for senator. Mr. Hundert once again keeps quiet about Bell cheating and confesses to Martin Blythe that he gave his spot on the Caesar competition to Bell years ago. Hundert tries to teach Sedgewick Bell one last lesson but Bell says that he doesn't care about Hundert's principles and virtues and that he doesn't care if he needs to cheat in order to achieve his goals. Deepak, Massoudi and other former students honor Mr. Hundert with a plaque and a toast. Hundert leaves the Bell estate and narrates that he failed to mold Sedgewick Bell's character but he did inspire the other students. Hundert continues to teach at St. Benedict and Martin Blythe's son is one of Hundert's new students.