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Graduation (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 2 May 2008 (USA)
Four best friends plot to rob a bank during their high school graduation ceremony in order to help out one of the teen's sick relatives.

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Michael Mayer

Writers:

Michael Mayer (story), D. Cory Turner (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine L. Albers Catherine L. Albers ... Mrs. Poole (as Catherine Albers)
Adam Arkin ... Dean Deeley
Greg Benson ... Sgt. Wrigley
Alice Eisner Alice Eisner ... Kitchen Server
Jarid Faubel ... Goth Senior
Aimee Garcia ... Suzy Winters
Robert Haley ... Doctor
Brandon Hanson ... Derek
Tommy Lafitte Tommy Lafitte ... Leroy Dell
Huey Lewis ... Mike
Chris Lowell ... Tom Jackson
Shannon Lucio ... Polly Deely
Chris Marquette ... Carl Jenkins
Blake Baxendell Blake Baxendell ... Badboy / Jock
Jennifer Massey ... Barbara
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Storyline

Four best friends, about to graduate from high school, must find a way to raise money to help a family member in need. When one of them discovers her banker father having an affair, the foursome plots to rob his bank during graduation ceremonies. When things don't go according to plan, they end up learning more about themselves in one day than they ever did in school. Written by Jane Sindell

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The future is theirs...if they don't get caught.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

2 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bank Heist See more »

Filming Locations:

Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Goofs

When Jackson grabs the cup of coffee to give to Carl near the beginning of the movie, there is no steam rising from it, but when the cup is actually handed to Carl, it is steaming. See more »

Quotes

Tom Jackson: [walks up to Chauncy and Polly dancing] I have to say you too are the cutest couple on the dance floor.
[sees Suzy and Carl walking up]
Tom Jackson: Take that back.
Carl Jenkins: Hey everyone.
Polly Deely: Hi.
Carl Jenkins: This is Suzy. She graduated a year ahead of us.
Suzy Winters: [to Polly] I work for your dad now.
Polly Deely: [sarcastically] Right.
Tom Jackson: Hi. I'm Tom. Jackson. I wouldn't know my whole from my head in the ground.
Carl Jenkins: [confused] All right!
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Soundtracks

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Written by Edward Elgar (as Sir Edward William Elgar)
Arranged by Brian Ralston
Performed by Washington High School Band, Phoenix, AZ
Chris Pierson, Director
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The Ultimate Movie Review!
3 March 2012 | by Tss5078See all my reviews

Graduation is an intense and clever thriller that surprised the hell out of me. It only got 3 1/2 stars, because the beginning drags on forever, but by the end of this film, you will be very satisfied. This young cast led by TV veteran, Chris Marquette, follows four best friends approaching their high school graduation. Unfortunate circumstances lead them to need a large sum of money and they come up with the only option available to them, rob a bank. This is a tough film to review without spoilers, so I can't say more than that, but this is a very clever film, with some great young actors. Although it was slow at first, the ending makes it all worthwhile, and you'll be very surprised at where the groups choices lead them. This may be a b-movie with a no-name cast, but it's one that will change the way you think about certain things and I highly recommend it!


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