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Cheats (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 1 November 2002 (USA)
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A group of friends cheat their way through high school.

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Andrew Gurland

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Andrew Gurland
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathryn Anderson ... 2nd Grade Teacher
Babs Chula ... Mrs. Rosengarden (as Babz Chula)
Dixon Cohee ... Greedy
Casey Dubois Casey Dubois ... Handsome - 2nd Grade & Kindergarten
Griffin Dunne ... Mr. Davis
Trevor Fehrman Trevor Fehrman ... Handsome
Leonie Haworth Leonie Haworth ... Julie - 2nd Grade
Brandy Kopp ... Hot Girl #1 (as Brandy Heidrick)
Elden Henson ... Sammy
P.J. Johal ... Semi-Foreigner
Brett Kelly ... Sammy - 2nd Grade & Kindergarten
David Krumholtz ... Evan Rosengarden
Matthew Lawrence ... Victor
Maggie Lawson ... Julie
Mary Tyler Moore ... Mrs. Stark
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Storyline

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? Written by Anonymous

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Teachers, Prepare To Be Schooled! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for thematic elements, some language and crude sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Though filmed for theaters and having had a lot of marketing done by the studio, the film's theatrical release was canceled at the last minute and it premiered on HBO and Cinemax instead. This was New Line Cinema's only film not to be broadcast on Starz, despite their long pay-TV deal with Starz, since 1995. It wasn't until 2005, New Line moved their pay-TV deal with HBO and Cinemax. See more »

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Handsome: Sammy and I may have hated school, but Victor - Victor hated everything. His motto was "I hate everything."
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Crazy Credits

Opening disclaimer: What you are about to see is inspired by a true story. Certain characters and situations have been fictionalized. See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »

Soundtracks

CAN'T GET THE BEST OF ME
Written by B-Real, Sen D.O.G., Deejay Muggs, Eric Bobo Correa and Brad Wilk
Performed by Cypress Hill
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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unfortunately went direct to cable
17 November 2002 | by stigs84See all my reviews

I work at a mall, in a store across from a movie theatre. I remember,about a year or so ago, maybe longer, that the trailer for this movie was displayed on the tv that the theatre set up. I remember it specifically because I remember thinking,"they should change the title, there's already a movie called cheaters." After that, I heard nothing more of the film. Until, that is, about three weeks ago, when I was walking out of another movie theatre after seeing "Ghost Ship." I saw the "Cheaters" poster in the lobby. This time I remember thinking,"its about time, it's finally coming out." Flash forward to today, about three weeks later. I just got done watching a movie on Cinemax called "Cheats." I had a feeling it was the same damn movie, and after visitng imdb.com, I realized I was right. The movie probably got plucked out of theatres so fast,I wouldn't be surprised if the poster for it is still hanging up at my local theatre's lobby. The question is....why? I thought the movie was hysterical, I really don't understand it. New Line Cinema has a habit of turning down good movies, such as Overnight Delivery, Campfire Tales, Happy Campers, and now Cheats,as well. I really think this movie would have done good at the box office,it was much better than some of the crap New Line puts in theatres.Oh well, hopefully everybody will check it out and give this film a much better fate on home video(whenever it gets there, it's currently not available.)


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