A group of teenagers cheat their way through high school. Director: Andrew Gurland. Actors: Maggie Lawson, David Krumholtz, Elden Henson, Griffin Dunne, Kathryn Anderson, Mary Tyler Moore, Matthew Lawrence, Will Sanderson, Barbara Tyson, Morris Panych, Jewel Staite, Trevor Fehrman, Martin Starr.
Matthew Lawrence,Trevor Fehrman,Kathryn Anderson,David Krumholtz,Griffin Dunne,Mary Tyler Moore
Four high school friends use their various skills to create a crack team of academic cheaters in Cheats: Handsome (Trevor Fehrman), the ringleader who finds a way to squirrel out of anything Sammy (Elden Henson), his childhood cohort, who's starting to wonder if honest effort might be more rewarding than cheating Victor (Matthew Lawrence), an up-and-coming thug with good looks and Applebee (Martin Starr), who writes the smallest and most precise crib notes of all time. They've held it together until their senior year, when their conflicting morals create rifts that threaten their solidarity. Cheats wants to be a combination of a classic heist flick and a celebration of the outsider, like Rushmore unfortunately, everything about the movie feels false, from its depiction of the high school hierarchy to the implausible schemes. Also featuring Mary Tyler Moore as the school principal.