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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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Desmond's Mother
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Receptionist
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Anna's Mother
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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

Taglines:

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

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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

Desmond's Mother: Well, Roy, this is our dinnertime. We don't interrupt YOUR dinnertime, do we?
[Roy sniffs a piece of old pizza]
Roy: Uh... I don't have dinnertime.
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References The Breakfast Club (1985) See more »

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Last Way Out of Here
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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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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