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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.

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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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Taglines:

The future is theirs...if they don't get caught.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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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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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Soundtracks

Goons
Written by Bradley Spalter and Amadeus
Performed by Shay
Under license from Cherry Lane Music (ASCAP) and B-Rad Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Bradley Spalter Music Group
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Bravo!
12 May 2008 | by choulSee all my reviews

Well done! I was very pleased with this movie. I found it to be well written and executed. It was a little different from your usual bank robber type movie, as it involves pulling off the heist during your high school graduation ceremony! The suspense in this movie is off the charts, better take your bathroom break before it starts because your not going to want to leave your seat. Many young actors in this film, both in age and in their careers, and they were all very impressive. I liked that this was not a big name film, it gives it more of a personal feel. You really able to be in the moment with the actors. Great movie experience! Get off your rump and go see it, you'll be glad you did :)


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