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The Perfect Score (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 30 January 2004 (USA)
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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Anna's Mother
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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

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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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,873,819, 1 February 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,387,706, 28 March 2004
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Trivia

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

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

Anna: Do I look like I need the answers?
Roy: You look like you need a PIMP!
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References The Breakfast Club (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Burning
by Benny Cassette and John Barnes III
Performed by Benny Cassette
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Better than expected
28 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

The Perfect Score is one of those movies you would expect to be incredibly stupid. The premise is absurd: kids try to steal the answers to the SAT. However, I found myself enjoying this movie. The characters are likable and have good reason to cross the line to cheat on the SAT. I especially enjoy Erika Christenson (who I didn't recognize from her work in Traffic and Swimfam) as the girl who needs a high SAT score to get into Brown University. This movie shows the pressure that high school students have on standardized testing in general. Their grades may be good, but without a good score on this one test makes the difference in what college they can get into. I was not a fan of standardized tests in high school and I do not like them now. I think that dislike of these tests adds to the appeal the movie. I give this movie a 6/10. It is worth 90 minutes of your time.


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