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March 24, 2013 9:23 PM   Subscribe

Looking for movies with a classic graduate cap toss: the speech is over, the plot comes to a pleasing conclusion, and then everybody, preferably the whole school, takes their hats off and tosses them in the air, in slo-mo. The sky is blue, it's a stock photography moment. What are movies or TV shows with this oh-so-cliche scene?
posted by saysthis to Media & Arts (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Legally Blonde
posted by Mchelly at 9:29 PM on March 24, 2013


I feel as though I remember this happening in one or more of the Police Academy movies.
posted by XMLicious at 9:29 PM on March 24, 2013


Sam Raimi's Spider-Man has one.
posted by incountrysleep at 9:36 PM on March 24, 2013


An Officer and a Gentleman.
posted by Melismata at 9:39 PM on March 24, 2013


The Paper Chase (I think)
posted by zippy at 10:11 PM on March 24, 2013


Reality Bites (I think)
Back to School
posted by calgirl at 10:48 PM on March 24, 2013


I came in to say Legally Blonde, too.
posted by salvia at 11:58 PM on March 24, 2013


High School Musical 3

....well, it's true....
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 12:11 AM on March 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


I believe Heaven's Gate has one near the start, though I can't find confirmation online.
posted by pont at 2:05 AM on March 25, 2013


Grease
posted by billiebee at 2:53 AM on March 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


With Honors.

Paper Chase ends with Hart at the ocean with the paper airplane.
posted by professor plum with a rope at 2:55 AM on March 25, 2013


Here is the scene from With Honors. Shot at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
posted by professor plum with a rope at 2:59 AM on March 25, 2013


The beginning of One Crazy Summer has this, with the bonus of someone being impaled by one of the caps.
posted by mikepop at 4:55 AM on March 25, 2013


Into the Wild

(I haven't seen the movie, but was an extra. I really hope all that hat throwing made it in.)
posted by dizziest at 7:32 AM on March 25, 2013


Can't Hardly Wait, I think.
posted by tacodave at 3:56 PM on March 25, 2013


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