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The Perfect Score (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  30 January 2004 (USA)
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Six high school seniors decide to break into the Princeton Testing Center so they can steal the answers to their upcoming SAT tests and all get perfect scores.

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Storyline

Six teenagers from diverse backgrounds - among them the school's star basketball player - conspire to break into a SAT testing center to steal the answers in hope of acing their exam. They ultimately realize that the answer to their problems and the key to their happiness may not lie in achieving a perfect score. Written by maria

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The S.A.T is hard to take. It's even harder to steal.

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some drug references | See all certifications »

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30 January 2004 (USA)  »

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Voll gepunktet  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,873,819 (USA) (30 January 2004)

Gross:

$10,387,706 (USA) (26 March 2004)
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Trivia

It is impossible to actually steal a copy of the SAT's because there are several versions. Everyone who takes it has different questions or the questions are in a different order. See more »

Goofs

The cheat sheets the kids made only had the letter answers. The SAT uses many different forms with both a different order of questions and a different order of answers. So the cheat sheets would have been useless. See more »

Quotes

Roy: [going through SAT questions] You know, a lot of people would think these questions are difficult... not me.
Desmond Rhodes: No?
Roy: No. These questions all have answers.
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The World Outside
by James Grundler
Performed by Paloalto
Courtesy of American Recordings, LLC & The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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The Perfect score has Perfect Combination...
28 January 2004 | by (Reston, VA) – See all my reviews

First let me say it is true this movie is not a new cutting edge idea, nor will it be nominated for any academy awards, but hopefully you were not expecting that. I thought this movie had the perfect combination for a classic comedy, great character combinations, interesting plot, and yes even some moral conviction. If you are looking for a good laugh this movie is a must see. Some of the characters kept me laughing long after the movie was over. To the detailed observer you may even find a few ironic twists and laughs throughout the movie Some almost assuredly intended and some only fate could have delivered. One of the best aspects the director and writer brought to this was to poke fun at some of the Aspects that will remind you of other films and popular teen television shows. If you are looking for an intense thought-provoking movie full of amazing special effects and academy performance this movie is not for you; however, if you just need a good laugh to brighten your day this film will almost certainly do the trick.


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