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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 »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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:

$10,772,580
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson who star in the film would go to play Captain America and Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films. They also co-star in The Nanny Diaries(2007). See more »

Goofs

ETS regulations require that math problems' answer options must go in numerical order. When the six are looking at the test on the computer, the second question goes A: 5 B: 3 C: 9 D:8 E:6. Obviously, these are not in numerical order. See more »

Quotes

[Francesca's father introduces another young bimbo]
Francesca's Father: Francesca, Tiffany. Tiffany, this is my daughter Francesca.
Tiffany: Hi.
Francesca: Peace.
Tiffany: Peace.
[Francesca leaves the house, then turns around]
Francesca: Oh, no. P-I-E-C-E - You.
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Connections

Referenced in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The World Outside
by James Grundler
Performed by Paloalto
Courtesy of American Recordings, LLC & 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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