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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.

Director:

Brian Robbins

Writers:

Marc Hyman (story), Jon Zack (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Erika Christensen ... Anna
Chris Evans ... Kyle
Bryan Greenberg ... Matty Matthews
Scarlett Johansson ... Francesca
Darius Miles ... Desmond
Leonardo Nam ... Roy
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 Patricia Idlette ... Receptionist
Lynda Boyd ... 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.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some drug references | See all certifications »

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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

In the scene where in Francesca imagines that she was Trinity from The Matrix, the reflection of the door knob shows that she was still wearing her old clothes from the previous scene and the not the tight leather clothing of Trinity. In the next shot she slowly raises her hands to her head, but the next shot shows her hands are already on her head, the follow shot shows again her hand being slowly raised. See more »

Quotes

Roy: [after giving SAT answers to stoners] Next year at Harvard, SAT is gonna stand for Stoned And Toasted.
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Features Heat (1995) See more »

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by Fefe Dobson, Jason Levine and James McCollum
Performed by Fefe Dobson
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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The perfect no-brainer
19 June 2004 | by jappegoodSee all my reviews

Of course, this isn't great citizen kane style cinema, but this movie is fun to watch, especially if you are in the target demographic like me. This is a typical teen/college movie, minus the grossness of movies like American pie. If you liked "Better luck tomorrow" (also distributed by MTV films), then I think you will like this one. I have to say that "better luck tomorrow" was a much, much, better teen scam/heist movie, but this one rolls along merrily. The script isn't really well done, but it has a few good jokes, like "If they make it into a movie, I wonder who'll play me...I hope your hung like a horse." Scarlet Johansson is great, as always, even with this auto-pilot acting.(like in eight legged feaks, but tha's what I like about Scarlet. She switches from camp/kitch/crap to great movies without any difficulty) The movie is perfect for when you're way to stressed because of your exams at college, like me today.


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Official Sites:

Paramount Pictures

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Perfect Score See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,873,819, 1 February 2004

Gross USA:

$10,391,003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,898,337
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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