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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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Rule #4: The permanent record is a MYTH perpetrated to keep the student in fear. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

1 November 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chea+ers  »

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Did You Know?


The real Applebee refused to take part in the documentary based on the actual Cheats, and as such his name had to be censored whenever used. See more »


Victor: He doesn't know karate like my karate.
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Crazy Credits

The filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks to the following for their contribution to the making of this movie: The Bender Family The Dix Family The Gurland Family The Peroff Family See more »


Written by Chris Cheney
Performed by The Living End
Courtesy of Resprise Records
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19 February 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This a brilliant little flick that I would recommend to anyone who has schemed his way through higher education. The movie has great performances from Joey Lawrence's brother and Handsom Davis, as they pull tricks and make crib cheats to get to the top. The end is epic and some of the quotes are just plain brilliance.

Definitely one of the better flicks I have seen about high school.

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