The Perfect Score


1h 33m 2004

Brief Synopsis

A group of six high school students band together and develop a plan to heist the SAT exam in order to prevent the test from unfairly defining who they'll become. Each in the group has their own set of circumstances that leads them to one conclusion--the only way to truly decide their fate is to cheat the system. The unofficial leader of the group is Kyle, an aspiring architect who dreams of attending an Ivy League school, but repeatedly scores below what is required for acceptance. He develops the plan with his best friend Matty, whose low SAT scores result in a rejection from Maryland University, where his girlfriend attends. Anna, who desires to meet her parents' standard of excellence, but is badly in need of some excitement, joins in and brings Desmond into the fold. Desmond is the star basketball player, who at the urging of his mother, decides to forgo the NBA for college, and needs to pass the SAT to get in. Providing the access inside the local education testing headquarters is Francesca, an anti-establishment girl, who joins in the scheme for kicks. Completing the group is Roy, a loner who wants in on the action after accidentally overhearing the plan. Although the kids seemingly share nothing in common, they band together and while getting to know each other, discover themselves in the process.

Film Details

Also Known As
Perfect Score
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Crime
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

A group of six high school students band together and develop a plan to heist the SAT exam in order to prevent the test from unfairly defining who they'll become. Each in the group has their own set of circumstances that leads them to one conclusion--the only way to truly decide their fate is to cheat the system. The unofficial leader of the group is Kyle, an aspiring architect who dreams of attending an Ivy League school, but repeatedly scores below what is required for acceptance. He develops the plan with his best friend Matty, whose low SAT scores result in a rejection from Maryland University, where his girlfriend attends. Anna, who desires to meet her parents' standard of excellence, but is badly in need of some excitement, joins in and brings Desmond into the fold. Desmond is the star basketball player, who at the urging of his mother, decides to forgo the NBA for college, and needs to pass the SAT to get in. Providing the access inside the local education testing headquarters is Francesca, an anti-establishment girl, who joins in the scheme for kicks. Completing the group is Roy, a loner who wants in on the action after accidentally overhearing the plan. Although the kids seemingly share nothing in common, they band together and while getting to know each other, discover themselves in the process.

Crew

Michael Adkins

Wardrobe Supervisor

Richard Alderete

Assistant Editor

Rico Alson

Video

John Alvarez

Assistant Art Director

Charles Andre

Stunts

Mark Angus

Transportation Coordinator

K C Bailey

Photography

John Barnes

Song

Bob Baron

Adr Mixer

Ned Bastille

Editor

Justin Bergler

Assistant Camera

Roger Birnbaum

Producer

Pierre Bouvier

Song

Rob Boyce

Stunts

Tatjana Bozinovski

Rotoscope Animator

Kathrina Brand

On-Set Dresser

Heike Brandstatter

Casting

Denis Brock

Chief Lighting Technician

Christian Brockey

Assistant Production Coordinator

Dawn Brooks

Digital Effects Artist

Andre Brouwer

Costumer

Paul Burger

Assistant Director

Heather Byrne

Assistant Location Manager

Carol Byron

Production Auditor

Paul Carden

Dialogue Editor

Andreas Carmona

Rigging Grip

Kevin E Carpenter

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Shari Carpenter

Script Supervisor

Benny Cassette

Song

Benny Cassette

Song Performer

Noreen R. Cheleden

Assistant Director

Dean Choe

Stunts

Zina Chomani

Costumer

Zarah Chun

Medic

Christina Clarke

Scenic Artist

Jay Clennan

Grip

Ronald W Clifford

Foreman

Errin Clutton

Casting Assistant

Phil Cohen

Assistant Camera

Alisa Colley

Assistant Camera

Dean Collins

Grip

Charles-andre Comeau

Song

Andrew D Cooke

Location Manager

Gareth Coombes

Song

Robert Joseph Coombes

Song

Shelley Crawford

Script Supervisor

Douglas Curran

Photography

Scott Curtis

Foley Editor

Sig De Miguel

Casting Associate

Mike Delaney

Chief Lighting Technician

Rebeccah Delchambre

Makeup

Fefe Dobson

Song Performer

Fefe Dobson

Song

Roger Dorney

Visual Effects Supervisor

David Dowling

Assistant Property Master

Victoria Down

Makeup Artist

Don Dykens

Transportation Captain

Mark Ellis

Coach

Mark Ellis

Technical Advisor

David Emmonds

Greensman

Ronald Eng

Supervising Sound Editor

Glen Engels

Grip

Brian Eno

Song

Brian Eno

Song Performer

Guy Erez

Song

Nicole Evangelista

Wardrobe Assistant

Tim Everitt

Animation Supervisor

Chia Evers

Rotoscope Animator

Todd Fairbairn

Electrician

Tammy Fearing

Adr Editor

Julie Feiner

Adr Editor

Nicole Florian

Assistant Production Coordinator

David Fogg

Compositing Supervisor

Dana Le Blanc Frankley

Assistant Sound Editor

Lisa Frucht

Wardrobe Supervisor

Bill Garvey

Assistant Location Manager

Murray Gilmour

Assistant Art Director

Jonathan Glickman

Producer

Daniel Goffey

Song

Mark S Gordon

Dialogue Editor

Dan Gorval

Grip

Scott Gray

Grip

Dave Grohl

Song

James Grundler

Song

Richard Guinness

Grip

Brian Gunn

Other

Mark Gunn

Other

Stuart Haggerty

Chief Lighting Technician

Jeffrey M. Hall

Rigging Electrician

Rick Harasyn

Transportation Co-Captain

Robin Harlan

Foley Artist

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Oliver Hawkins

Song

Martin Hazenboom

Carpenter

Seana Henry

Casting Assistant

Dan Henshaw

Assistant Camera

Jaymes Hinkle

Production Designer

Shauna Hirdler

Rotoscope Animator

D'angelo Holmes

Song

Gaston Howard

Stunts

Johanne Hubert

Set Decorator

David Husby

Sound Mixer

Marc Hyman

Screenplay

Marc Hyman

Story By

Mai Iskander

Loader

Eric Jackson

Song

Ernie Jackson

Stunts

David Jacobs

Visual Effects

Amanda Mackey Johnson

Casting

Dave Jones

Scenic Artist

Stacy Jones

Song

Erica Kay

Production Coordinator

Michelle L Keiser

Assistant Director

Billy Kerwick

Rigging Grip

Bob Khaleel

Song

Steve Kirshoff

Special Effects Coordinator

David Klohn

Assistant Director

Jan Kobylka

Construction Coordinator

Peter Koob

Dga Trainee

Robert Krakower

Acting Coach

Robert Krakower

Dialogue Coach

Lincoln Kupchak

Visual Effects Editor

Susan Kurtz

Dialogue Editor

Michael Latino

Steadicam Operator

Michael Latino

Assistant Camera

J Todd Lawley

On-Set Dresser

Helena Lea

Music Editor

Donald J. Lee

Unit Production Manager

Donald J. Lee

Executive Producer

Sebastian Lefebvre

Song

Jason Levine

Song

Lawrence Loewinger

Sound Mixer

Bruce Maccallum

Camera Operator

Sarah Macdonald

Hair Stylist

George Majoros

Assistant Camera

J.j. Makaro

Stunt Coordinator

Jay Markowsky

Rigging Electrician

Clark Mathis

Director Of Photography

Coreen Mayrs

Casting

Kevin Mccloy

Grip

James Mccollum

Song

Jim Mcconkey

Camera Operator

Jim Mcconkey

Steadicam Operator

Tom Mcdermott

Property Master

Mike Mcdonald

Chief Lighting Technician

Robert Mcgavin

Rigging Electrician

Thom Mcintyre

Hair Stylist

Klaus Melchior

Video Playback

Nate Mendel

Song

John P. Mesa

Visual Effects Supervisor

William Mesa

Visual Effects Supervisor

Chuck Michael

Sound Effects Editor

M. Ross Michaels

Auditor

Robert Miller

Coach

Sarah Monat

Foley Artist

Ryan Monro

Dolly Grip

Ronnie Morgan

Assistant Sound Editor

Michelle Mueller

Assistant Production Coordinator

John Murphy

Music

Maggie Murphy

Assistant Director

Aram Nigoghossian

Assistant Editor

Evelyne Noraz

Makeup

Sammie Norris

Song

Dan Novy

Visual Effects Supervisor

Aoife O'neill

Dresser

Jeffrey A. Okun

Visual Effects Supervisor

Kimberly T Olsen

Grip

Willard Overstreet

Foley Editor

Dan Paikin

Boom Operator

Holly Palmer

Song Performer

Holly Palmer

Song

Michele Panelli-venetis

Assistant Director

Michelle Parzentny

Production Coordinator

Guy Patterson

Electrician

Bruce Pearson

Digital Effects Artist

Bruce Pearson

3-D Animator

Steve Pederson

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Bryan Pennington

Consultant

Fred Perron

Stunts

David Perun

Property Master

Jennifer Pyken

Music Supervisor

Michael Quinn

Song

Vic Radulich

Adr Editor

Lisa Ratke

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Brian Robbins

Producer

Kris Roe

Song

Luna Roth

Electrician

Sean Rousseau

Rigging Electrician

Jim Rowe

Unit Production Manager

Ann Russell

Costume Supervisor

Ellen Rydzewski

Assistant

Jean-marc Saldini

Assistant Camera

Danny Salk

Video

Sam Roberts Band

Song Performer

Sam Roberts Band

Song

John Sanderson

Video

Cathy Sandrich Gelfond

Casting

Karen Schell

Sound

Mark Schwahn

Screenplay

Doug Schwartz

Camera Operator

Film Details

Also Known As
Perfect Score
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Crime
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 30, 2004

Released in United States on Video June 29, 2004

Marc Hyman received low- against mid-six figures for his story pitch.

Released in United States Winter January 30, 2004

Released in United States on Video June 29, 2004