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?
Teachers, Prepare To Be Schooled!
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 on appeal for thematic elements, some language and crude sexual references
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Did You Know?
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
Teddy wasn't an idiot, she was a genius, and you killed her.
Opening disclaimer: What you are about to see is inspired by a true story. Certain characters and situations have been fictionalized. See more
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
WHY CAN'T WE BE FRIENDS
Written by Thomas Allen
(as Sylvester Allen), Harold R. Brown
(as Harold Brown),
(as Morris Dickerson), Lonnie Jordan
(as Leroy Jordan), Charles Miller
, Lee Oskar
, Howard E. Scott
(as Howard Scott) and Jerry Goldstein
Performed by War
Courtesy of Avenue Records / Far Out Productions. Inc. See more