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The Perfect Score -- 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.
The Perfect Score -- 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.
The Perfect Score -- 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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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Marc Hyman (story) &
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Release Date:
30 January 2004 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The S.A.T is hard to take. It's even harder to steal.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
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Mild, entertaining distraction See more (92 total) »

Cast

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Chris Evans ... Kyle

Bryan Greenberg ... Matty Matthews

Scarlett Johansson ... Francesca Curtis

Leonardo Nam ... Roy

Erika Christensen ... Anna Ross

Darius Miles ... Desmond Rhodes
Tyra Ferrell ... Desmond's Mother

Matthew Lillard ... Larry

Vanessa Angel ... Anita Donlee
Bill Mackenzie ... Lobby Guard
Dan Zukovic ... Mr. G

Iris Quinn ... Kyle's Mother

Lorena Gale ... Proctor
Patricia Idlette ... Receptionist

Lynda Boyd ... Anna's Mother
Michael Ryan ... Anna's Father
Robert Clarke ... Arnie Branch

Serge Houde ... Kurt Dooling

Kyle Labine ... Dave
Dee Jay Jackson ... ETS Lobby Guard
Alf Humphreys ... Tom Helton (as Alfred E. Humphreys)

Fulvio Cecere ... Francesca's Father
Mike Jarvis ... St. Johns Coach
Steve Makaj ... Kyle's Father

Kurt Max Runte ... SWAT Captain

Jay Brazeau ... Test Instructor

Rebecca Reichert ... Tiffany (as Rebecca Robbins)
Jessica May ... ETS Woman

Miriam Smith ... ETS Reception

Alex Green ... Security Guard
Samuel Scantlebury ... Keyon

Sonja Bennett ... Pregnant Girl
Sarah Afful ... Girl
Alex Corr ... Preppy Boy
Nikolas Malenovic ... Boy
John Shaw ... ETS Man
Jamie Yochlowitz ... Man in Jail
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rob 'Sluggo' Boyce ... Guard (uncredited)

Paul Campbell ... Guy in Truck (uncredited)

Stacy Choe ... Student (uncredited)
Waneeki Yokomee-Fung ... Tourist (uncredited)
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Directed by
Brian Robbins 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Marc Hyman (story) &
Jon Zack (story)

Mark Schwahn (screenplay) and
Marc Hyman (screenplay) &
Jon Zack (screenplay)

Produced by
Roger Birnbaum .... producer
Sharla S. Bridgett .... co-producer (as Sharla Sumpter)
Jonathan Glickman .... producer
Donald J. Lee Jr. .... executive producer
Brian Robbins .... producer
Michael Tollin .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Murphy 
 
Cinematography by
Clark Mathis 
 
Film Editing by
Ned Bastille 
 
Casting by
Amanda Mackey Johnson 
Cathy Sandrich 
 
Production Design by
Jaymes Hinkle 
 
Art Direction by
Sandi Tanaka  (as Sandra Tanaka)
 
Set Decoration by
Johanne Hubert 
 
Costume Design by
Melissa Toth 
 
Makeup Department
Rebeccah Delchambre .... assistant makeup artist
Rebeccah Delchambre .... makeup artist: re-shoots
Victoria Down .... makeup artist
Sarah Koppes .... assistant hair stylist (as Sarah MacDonald)
Thom MacIntyre .... hair stylist
Evelyne Noraz .... assistant makeup artist: New York
James Dean Patten .... assistant hair stylist
Eileen Tersago .... assistant hair stylist: New York
 
Production Management
Daniel R. Chavez .... executive in charge of post production
Jim Rowe .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Burger .... third assistant director
David Klohn .... key second assistant director
Michele Panelli-Venetis .... first assistant director
Jennifer Zimmer .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
John Alvarez .... assistant art director
Katharina Brand .... set dresser
Christina Clarke .... on-set paint
Ron Clifford .... construction foreman
Steve Craine .... paint coordinator
Doris Deutschmann .... art department assistant
David Dowling .... assistant property master
Dave Emmonds .... head greensman
Julie Fontaine .... set decoration coordinator
Les Ford .... prop graphics
Susan Frontiera .... art department coordinator
Murray Gilmour .... assistant art director
Martin Hazenboom .... lead carpenter
Janette Hyland .... scenic painter
Anu Kiviloo .... set decoration buyer
Jan Kobylka .... construction coordinator
Eric Langstroth .... lead metal fabricator
Todd Lawley .... set dresser
Laurie Marsh .... set dresser
Steve Miller .... lead dresser
Rob Nicholson .... locations foreman (as Bob Nicholson)
Aoife O'Neill .... set dresser
Valentine Pavuls .... props buyer
David Perun .... property master
Blue Quirk .... construction buyer
Ken Sawatzky .... set dresser
Jennifer Silvertand .... assistant set decorator
Sharon Thompson .... art department coordinator
Loree Wershler .... graphic designer
Ling Yang .... storyboard artist
Milena Zdravkovic .... set designer
Anthony Zierhut .... storyboard artist
Janice Lynn Coats .... scenic carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
William Butler .... sound mixer: second unit
Kevin E. Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Ronald Eng .... supervising sound editor
Tammy Fearing .... adr supervisor
Dana LeBlanc Frankley .... assistant sound editor
David Husby .... sound mixer
Susan Kurtz .... dialog editor
Susan Kurtz .... sound editor
Chuck Michael .... sound editor
Ronnie Morgan .... assistant sound editor
Willard Overstreet .... foley supervisor
Steve Pederson .... sound re-recording mixer
Bryan Pennington .... consultant: Dolby film sound
Vic Radulich .... dialogue editor
Karen Schell .... sound assistant
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
Mike Szakmeister .... supervising dialogue editor
Kelly Zombor .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Dan Cervin .... head fabricator
Mike Splatt .... special effects assistant
Joel Whist .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Etienne Andlau .... rotoscope artist (as Etienne Terblanche)
Jonathan Block .... main title design & animation
Tatjana Bozinovski .... rotoscope artist
Dan Brittain .... digital artist
John Coats .... digital compositor
Roger Dorney .... visual effects supervisor
Tim Everitt .... animation supervisor
David Fogg .... digital compositor
Shauna M. Hirdler .... rotoscope artist
Dave Jacobs .... Visual Effects Production Assistant
Lincoln Kupchak .... visual effects editor: Flash Film Works
Dawn Brooks Macleod .... digital compositor (as Dawn Brooks)
John P. Mesa .... co-visual effects supervisor: Flash Film Works
William Mesa .... visual effects supervisor: Flash Film Works
Josh Novak .... lead compositor: main title sequence
Dan Novy .... digital artist
Jeffrey A. Okun .... visual effects consultant
Bruce Pearson .... 3D animation & compositing
Don Waller .... 3D character animator
Jeffrey White .... visual effects producer: Flash Film Works
Lisa Yoshisato .... rotoscope artist
Chia Evers .... rotoscope artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Dean Choe .... stunts
J.J. Makaro .... stunt coordinator
Leslie McMichael .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Bailey .... generator operator
Justin Bergler .... clapper loader: "a" camera
Dennis Brock .... gaffer
Andreas Carmona .... rigging best boy grip
Dean Collins .... key rigging grip
Douglas Curran .... still photographer
Jon Delgado .... electrician: New York
Todd Fairbairn .... lamp operator
Jim Filippone .... pilot: camera helicopter
Dan Gorval .... best boy grip
Scott Gray .... grip
Stuart Haggerty .... best boy electric
Jeff Hall .... rigging gaffer electric
Kevin Haverty .... second second assistant camera
Dan Henshaw .... assistant camera
Jay Markowski .... rigging generator operator
Kevin McCloy .... rigging best boy grip
Klaus Melchior .... 24 frame video operator
Ryan Monro .... dolly grip
Kim Olsen .... key grip
Guy Paterson .... lamp operator
Sean Rosseau .... rigging best boy electric
Luna Roth .... lamp operator
Jean-Marc Saldini .... assistant camera
John Sanderson .... video assist operator
Doug Schwartz .... camera operator
Troy James Sobotka .... leadman grip
Patrick Stepien .... "a" camera first assistant
Henry Tirl .... Steadicam operator
Henry Tirl .... camera operator: "a" camera
Trevor Wiens .... second assistant camera
 
Animation Department
Corey Bramall .... digital artist
 
Casting Department
Heike Brandstatter .... co-casting: Canada
Sig De Miguel .... casting associate
Seana Henry .... casting assistant
Alisa Kasmer .... casting assistant
Coreen Mayrs .... casting: Canada
Mandy Milicevic .... extras casting assistant
Lisa Ratke .... extras casting
Wendy Weidman .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andre Brouwer .... truck costumer (as Andre Brouer)
Janice Devries .... costume department coordinator
Patrick Gray .... set costumer
Zina Richardson .... set costumer
Ann Russell .... costume set supervisor
Gail L. Smith .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Richard Alderete .... assistant editor
Donald Freeman .... final colorist
Dennis McNeill .... color timer
Aram Nigoghossian .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Guy Erez .... musician
Helena Lea .... music editor
Jennifer Pyken .... music supervisor
Doug Trantow .... score mixer
Madonna Wade-Reed .... music supervisor
Denise Carver .... music clearances (uncredited)
Steven A. Saltzman .... additional music editor (uncredited)
Steven A. Saltzman .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Blue Angus .... transportation coordinator
Dave Byerley .... grip rigging driver (as Dave Byerly)
Don Dykens .... transportation captain
Pete Grant .... wardrobe driver
Rick Harasyn .... transportation co-captain
Michael Morpurgo .... driver: cast
Mike Murphy .... driver: cast
Bubba Ram .... driver: cast
Peter Seppanen .... driver
Barry Shelton .... driver: grip
Len Summers .... electrics pre-rig driver
Bob Townsend .... driver: honeywagon
 
Other crew
Evan Allen .... production assistant
J.B. Benna .... production assistant
Karen Bergen .... payroll accountant
Bianca Bezdek-Goodloe .... legal services
Christian Brockey .... assistant production coordinator: New York
Carol Sue Byron .... production accountant
Charlene Callihoo .... first assistant accountant
Jill Christensen .... production coordinator: re-shoots
Zarah Chun .... craft service
Zarah Chun .... first aid
Andrew D. Cooke .... location manager: New York
Shelley Crawford .... script supervisor
Robbie Davis .... physiotherapist: Los Angeles
Dwayne Deverill .... star wagon
Rick Dugdale .... assistant location manager
Angeline Duran .... assistant: Mike Tollin
Mark Robert Ellis .... basketball coordinator (as Mark Ellis)
Heidi Falconer .... unit publicist
Kathy Ferrey .... assistant production coordinator
Nicole Florian .... assistant production office coordinator
Jay Floyd .... clearance administrator
Ross Framo .... computer playback supervisor
Sean Garcia .... key office production assistant: reshoots
Bill Garvey .... assistant location manager: second unit
Alexander Glua .... production assistant
Tom Houle .... star wagon
Wendy Jessen .... aerial ground safety
Erica Kay .... production coordinator: New York
Micah Kelpin .... production assistant
Michele Lee .... assistant accountant (as Michele Shellenberg)
Jennifer Lewis .... production assistant
Gwen MacQueen .... accounting clerk
Mike Marshall .... security captain
Siân McArthur .... production assistant
Dwane McIsaac .... assistant chef (as Dwayne McIsaac)
Richard McKay .... car wrangler
Richard McKay .... mechanic
Danny McNair .... assistant to writer
Bob McQuarrie .... key production assistant
Robert Miller .... assistant basketball coordinator
Shreyas Mithiawala .... computer playback coordinator
Shreyas Mithiawala .... graphics coordinator
Michele Mueller .... second assistant production coordinator
Michelle Parzentny .... production coordinator
Tony Peterson .... chef
Mike Reilly .... production assistant: New York
M. Ross-Michaels .... first assistant accountant
Ellen Rydzewski .... assistant: Mr. Robbins
Frank Slaten .... production assistant: New York
Dylan Staniforth .... production assistant
Marlena Thomas .... executive coordinator: Mr. Birnbaum
James Thompson .... assistant location manager
Debbie Tieman .... first assistant accountant: Vancouver reshoots
Costa Vassos .... location manager
Heather Vedan .... assistant location manager (as Heather Byrne)
Patty Willett .... assistant: Don Lee
Crystal Williams .... production assistant
Jeff Wonnenberg .... production assistant
Jack Wright .... star wagon
Kody Zimmermann .... office production assistant (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some drug references
Runtime:
93 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:12 (DVD rating) | Finland:K-11 | Germany:6 | Iceland:12 | Malaysia:18PL | Netherlands:6 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | UK:12A (original rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (2004) | USA:PG-13

Did You Know?

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:
Plot holes: The premise of the movie, that the SAT test has an answer key that is written down somewhere and can be memorized or taken, is false. In reality, each test was distinct and unique, to prevent such cracking of the code and cheating of the systems. There is not a way to control which student receives which version of the test, in order to prepare fully a reliable list of answer codes for any student or group of students.See more »
Quotes:
Roy:I'm the ghost, man. I hear things, and I see things. But no one hears or sees me.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
The World OutsideSee more »

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29 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Mild, entertaining distraction, 11 September 2004
Author: Shawn Watson (curiositykilledshawn@gmail.com) from The Underverse

There's lots of clichés and stereotypes to endure when watching a high school movie. For the most of it, The Perfect Score manages to avoid most of these clichés though the characters are a bit stereotypical. There's the brainy kid, the rebel, the stoner, the loser, the jock and the good guy. Hardly a breathtaking assortment of originals eh?

But their plan to steal the SAT scores and their interaction together are what make this movie worthwhile. The unimaginative marketing for this movie claims it to be Ocean's 11 meets The Breakfast Club. But the actors are carrying the movie, doing the best they can with weak material, rather than the 'wild' premise.

I especially liked Roy, the stoner and narrator as he got the most back story and had more a character arc than the rest of them. And it was pleasant to have the lovely, oh-so-cute Erika Christensen though I'm not too fussed about Scarlett Johansen (she looks like a teenage version of my mother!). A non-Shaggy, but still manic, Matthew Lillard has a small role as a concerned big brother.

You'll not remember it 5 minutes after the credits role but for a non-threatening, easy-going movie The Perfect Score fits nicely. You could do a helluva lot worse. And what else do you expect from an MTV movie?

The DVD is in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen with lackluster Dolby 5.1, though to be fair it mostly a dialogue-driven movie. There are a bunch of fluff features for those who care.

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