While other kids buy into countless hours of studying just so they can get a mark in some teacher's report book, Handsome Davis sees it as nothing more than a system of control over your mind. That's why Handsome and his three best friends Sammy, Victor and the cribsheet genius Applebee have banded together and found ways to cheat on their tests all through their school years. Everything had been going along smoothly until the gang entered their final year of high school and the stakes were upped by the school's principal, Mrs. Stark. If they get caught cheating again Stark will make a note in their permanent records and possibly kill their chances of getting into college. But can Handsome convince his pals to pull off one last, great cheat with him and outsmarting Stark and the system, even if it means possibly destroying their friendships?
Rule #1: Every cheating outfit needs a guy who can write crazy small.
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 on appeal for thematic elements, some language and crude sexual references
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Did You Know?
The real Applebee refused to take part in the documentary based on the actual Cheats, and as such his name had to be censored whenever used. See more
Opening disclaimer: What you are about to see is inspired by a true story. Certain characters and situations have been fictionalized. See more
A plotline was filmed in which Applebee has a stroke shortly after the anonymous letter had been handed in. While in reality this did actually happen to the man whom the character was based on, test audiences thought it to be too unbelievable and so it was cut. See more
Written by Art Alexakis
, Craig Montoya
and Greg Eklund
Performed by Everclear
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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