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Cheats (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 1 November 2002 (USA)
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A group of friends cheat their way through high school.

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While other kids buy into countless hours of studying just so they can get a mark in some teacher's report book, Handsome Davis sees it as nothing more than a system of control over your mind. That's why Handsome and his three best friends Sammy, Victor and the cribsheet genius Applebee have banded together and found ways to cheat on their tests all through their school years. Everything had been going along smoothly until the gang entered their final year of high school and the stakes were upped by the school's principal, Mrs. Stark. If they get caught cheating again Stark will make a note in their permanent records and possibly kill their chances of getting into college. But can Handsome convince his pals to pull off one last, great cheat with him and outsmarting Stark and the system, even if it means possibly destroying their friendships? Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 on appeal for thematic elements, some language and crude sexual references | See all certifications »

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Many of the events in the story actually happened. Even the scene in which Handsome starts bashing the lockers and ripping off his shirt when Harkin accuses him and his friends of cheating on the test. See more »

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[Handsome, Sammy and Victor are pulled out of class in regards to cheating]
Mr. Harkin: You punks... must think I'm some kind of idiot.
Handsome: What the hell are you talking about?
Mr. Harkin: What am I talking about? What am I - I got a classroom full a kids in there, and the highest mark that anybody got was 55. Sammy you got 81, Handsome you got 84 and Victor you got 100 percen. Congratulations, Victor! Can anybody explain to me the root of this freak occurrence?
[a beat of silence]
Handsome: What the hell am I doing out here?
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Opening disclaimer: What you are about to see is inspired by a true story. Certain characters and situations have been fictionalized. See more »

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CAN'T GET THE BEST OF ME
Written by B-Real, Senen Reyes, Larry Muggerud, Eric Correa and Brad Wilk
Performed by Cypress Hill
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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i love this movie
20 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

While watching this movie i realized that it was the best 85 minutes of my life! Not only does it portray the exact idea that every teenager has in his/her mind, but they actually DO go through w/ the plans! Each character is so different that i almost wish they were my friends! This movie can be called nothing other than a flipping masterpiece! I believe that if you haven't seen this movie, then you are surely being deprived of something beautiful. I loved how they totally played Mr. Harkin (the flaming, mean teacher) and how they dissed Mrs. Herman. Not to mention how they screwed over horny and greedy! Oh man! just writing my view on this movie makes me want to go watch it again! and i believe i will! please, if you haven't had the joy of watching this movie before, i advise that you rent it, sit down with your closest friends, make some popcorn and gaze at the television! then try to contact Andrew Gurland, thanking him for giving you the chance to witness the most miraculous thing you've ever seen!

all in all - This movie is absolutely the best in the world. I beg everyone to see see and i learn from it; whether it be new techniques or not to ever cheat! In my mind it is a perfect depiction of the teenager mind in school. I think that in everyone's school there is a Victor, Handsome, Applebee, and Sammy, and quite possibly even a Shapiro! This movie is hands down perfection!


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