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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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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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test | high school | exam | teenager | parent | See more »

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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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Mike Jarvis plays himself as the head basketball coach at St. Johns University. By the time the movie was released he had been fired as the university's head. See more »

Goofs

ETS regulations require that math problems' answer options must go in numerical order. When the six are looking at the test on the computer, the second question goes A: 5 B: 3 C: 9 D:8 E:6. Obviously, these are not in numerical order. See more »

Quotes

Desmond Rhodes: [when group explains reasons for cooperating] I'm here cuz the SAT is racist.
Matty: Well, that didn't take long, did it?
Desmond Rhodes: What, you don't think so? Who made the test? Rich white guys. Who scored the highest on the test?
Roy: [interrupts Desmond] Asian chicks. Middle-class asian girls who watch less than an hour of television a day. They can't drive, but they can kick the shit out of the SAT.
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References Dawson's Creek (1998) See more »

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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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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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