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The Perfect Score (2004)

 -  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

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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)  »

Also Known As:

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

Darius Miles was recruited out of High school by St. Johns University to play basketball and elected instead to go pro. His character in the movie wanted to go pro and instead elected to go to St. Johns University. See more »

Goofs

At one point, Desmond says that he could "Ace the math and still not get a 900." You get 400 points simply for putting your name on the test, 200 for verbal and 200 for math, leaving 600 for either section. If he were to ace the math section, this would leave him with a score of 1000 points, which is higher than a 900. See more »

Quotes

Francesca: [to Anna] You look like a slut. I like it.
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Performed by Benny Cassette
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Pleasantly surprised
4 July 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Perhaps it's because when one sees, "MTV Films", in the opening credits, one's expectations then hit rock bottom. It's as if MTV lulled me into a false sense of security, knowing the usual "depth" of their projects. However, I was pleasantly surprised by this little film. It doesn't hurt that I could watch Scarlett Johansson sitting on a couch doing nothing and I'd be enthralled for hours. At any rate, I found the film, though cliched, quite cute. Roy, the obvious comic relief, played his role very effectively, I laughed at him often. The other characters were of lesser involvement, but several stereotypical demographics were adequately represented: the brain, the jock, the average joe, the stoner, the angry rich girl, and the decent good guy. It truly was as if MTV was trying to create "The Breakfast Club", twenty years later, for a new generation. If they succeeded in that is debatable, but at least the made a decent, funny flick.


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