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High School Ripped Me a New One (2005)

David Arnold and Andrew Sloan are two high school nerdy-outcasts, your typical losers. They've got no game and more importantly, no dates for prom. Just when they are feeling incessantly ... See full summary »

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Robert Amacker ...
David Arnold
Christina Davlin ...
Mary
Alexa Fabbri ...
Student
Orlando Macon ...
Al
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Coach
Olee Wade ...
Joey
Cameron Washington ...
Andrew Sloan
Angela Young ...
Liz Carter
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David Arnold and Andrew Sloan are two high school nerdy-outcasts, your typical losers. They've got no game and more importantly, no dates for prom. Just when they are feeling incessantly desperate the boys stumble upon a car full of cash and opt to keep it believing it's the answer to their dilemma; who says money can't buy happiness?! Overnight David and Andrew become "too cool for school" when the new cars, clothes and "Fierce" lifestyle shoot them to top-popularity status, especially with the babes. But alas, their timely fortune is too good to be true as the mafia wants their money back and they're not playing around. The boys now have cops, crooks and mobsters on their tail, all who won't stop at anything until they get their hands on the cash. All this for prom dates! Written by Natasha Dantzig

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Two high school losers become popular overnight when they find a stash of misplaced mafia money

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9 June 2005 (USA)  »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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Funny First Film!
19 July 2005 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

From young and fresh writer/director Cameron Washington comes this witty and original comedy about two high school losers trying to find dates for the prom. David Arnold (Robert Amacker) and Andrew Sloan (Cameron Washington) are perpetual losers who suck at life. All bets are off, however, when David and Andrew are transformed into "cool kids" overnight after finding a crap-load of money in the back seat of David's ridiculous excuse for a car.

I stumbled across this light-hearted comedy amongst the darker, more-serious norm at the San Francisco Black Film Festival in early June. I decided to give it a shot, having been emotionally consumed by all the social commentary of the rest of the lot. I was picked up indeed.

Watching David and Andrew unsuspectingly gallivant around with the mob's money is pure and hilarious entertainment. The characters are genuine, and the jokes inventive, while the incorporation of jazz into the soundtrack is anything but cliché. The opening shot is nostalgic San Francisco, my hometown, and the montage near the middle of the film made me laugh harder than I have in a long while. I walked out of the Eureka Theatre with a sore abdomen and a smile stretching from ear to ear. Don't miss this one if given the opportunity.


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