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Cheats (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 1 November 2002 (USA)
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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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Though filmed for theaters and having had a lot of marketing done by the studio, the film's theatrical release was canceled at the last minute and it premiered on HBO and Cinemax instead. This was New Line Cinema's only film not to be broadcast on Starz, despite their long pay-TV deal with Starz, since 1995. It wasn't until 2005, New Line moved their pay-TV deal with HBO and Cinemax. See more »

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Handsome: The greatest hoax in the history of institutionalized education is the myth of the permanent record.
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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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one of the most under-apprechiated high school comedies ever...
11 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cheats is one of those rare movies that actually captures what its like to be a teenager and not only a teenager, one with real problems. This movie is obviously a comedy and i found it truly hilarious, but the characters and their lives were real. The main character comes from a broken family and his father is a pervert, the other characters have their own personal struggles with acceptance, self confidence, and self value. Most of the movies and shows about high school focus 100% on relationships and getting drunk. This movie is on the level of Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and thats a big deal. The movie has great young actors that play their roles the right way, and a great supporting role from Mary Tyler Moore. Overall this movie is one of my all time favorites and i am saddened that it gets continuously looked over.


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