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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.

Director:

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

Suzy Winters: Carl?
Carl Jenkins: No way.
[walks over to Suzy who is behind the counter at the bank]
Carl Jenkins: Suzy Winters? What the hell happened to you?
Suzy Winters: Oh you know. After graduation parent's gave me the boot. I worked retail for a while. It sucked. So I yanked the studs, ditched the leather and now I work here.
Carl Jenkins: And Suzy Winters goes suit.
Suzy Winters: Not quite. Remember that thing we talked about a long time ago?
[Lifts up shirt to reveal a thestooges tattoo on her thigh]
Carl Jenkins: Oooh, wow.
[lifts up shirt to show Suzy tattoo of Iggy Pop on his back]
[...]
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Referenced in Teen Wolf: The Tell (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

I Parade Myself
Written by Jon King and Andy Gill
Performed by Gang of Four
Under license from Gill Music and Story Worldwide
Courtesy of Sanctuary Music Publishing Limited
Published by Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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Annoying teenage movie flop
26 May 2008 | by saiga_xmmSee all my reviews

You can tell that this movie is going to be annoying right from the beginning. Not much buildup to make the viewers care about any of the characters. Do teenage kids really put their lives and future on the line to help out one of their friends' parent who's in dire need? Maybe. But this movie is very unconvincing of this notion.

What I can't stand is over acting and meaningless distractions that are meant to be funny. It's just annoying and questions any hint of realism. The part that did it for me was when the wannabe good actor with green hair gets distracted by a cute bank teller rather than deliver a crucial item of their plan. Blah. I turned it off. No need to watch further.

And I did enjoy movies like Sugar & Spice, Bring It on and even Stick It. All off the wall teenage movies that are charming and funny. This movie, Graduation, is a total mess, lacking in neither of these qualities.


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