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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyra Ferrell ...
Desmond's Mother
Bill Mackenzie ...
Lobby Guard
Dan Zukovic ...
Kyle's Mother
Patricia Idlette ...
Anna's Mother


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


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


Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

30 January 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Voll gepunktet  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


During the conversation that Kyle has with his brother, the backpacks behind them change positions between shots See more »


Roy: In the woods?... With that big ass crow?
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References The Breakfast Club (1985) See more »


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Cheating or not... as long as you pass that exam!
3 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

Imagine, you failed your SAT test and your environment is pushing you so hard that you HAVE to pass for the retest. But, you're just not good enough. Or that the university you would like to go to requires a score that is way-beyond your capabilities.

What would you do? And if you decide to cheat, would you keep it a secret or would you share it with some people? In this movie, the secret leaks out and more people get involved in the plan: to steal the answers.

The diversity of characters in this movie often leads to funny situations or strange conversations.

The movie itself is a little predictable, but it stays nice. I would say, 7 out of 10.

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