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Sugar & Spice (2001)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  26 January 2001 (USA)
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A popular high school cheerleader becomes pregnant with the star quarterback's child, only to find herself turning to crime to support the lifestyle she wants to live.

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Jack and Diane were lovers, two crazy kids living in the heartlands (Gee, and John Mellencamp didn't get any writing or soundtrack credits). Diane is the airheaded captain of the cheerleading squad, who follows her through whatever she does. Jack is, of course, the football team's star quarterback. Diane comes up pregnant and the two are thrown out of their homes. They move into an apartment, where they try to live on Jack's part-time salary as a clerk at a video store. Meanwhile both continue in school - cheerleading and quarterbacking. As Diane realizes that they are not making it financially, she recruits the other cheerleaders to help her rob a bank. Their cheerleader oath of all for one commits them to helping her. They get guns from a local hood, who gives them the weapons in exchange for putting his homely daughter on the cheerleading squad. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated PG-13 for language, sex-related humor and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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26 January 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sugar and Spice and Semiautomatics  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,025,113 (USA) (26 January 2001)

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$13,276,953 (USA) (2 March 2001)
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Sugar & Spice was supposed to be a black comedy about murdering for money, but the producers thought it too similar to Jawbreaker (1999), another teen black comedy, so the screenwriter re-wrote the script to what it is now. Mena Suvari commented, "Even though it doesn't have murder its still influenced by Heathers (1988)." See more »

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When the girls are in the living room talking about robbing the banks, Diane is shown laying down and then sitting up and then laying down and sitting up again. However, you never see her move See more »

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Lisa Janusch: Then, there's Hannah Wald. She's this uber-Christian, doesn't really say much. In fact, if she wasn't kinda pretty, you'd say ''Hey, who's the 'tard?''
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Let's Rob A Bank
Written by Linus of Hollywood
Performed by Size 14
Courtesy of Volcano Entertainment II, L.L.C.
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Sugar and spice gets better and better
20 September 2004 | by (Sri Lanka) – See all my reviews

This chick flick had lot to offer, especially the fact that desperate times lead to desperate measures. I loved this movie- to me it was like Clueless meets Point Break. It was amazing, and i thought all performances were great.

This new line cinema film, may have been a low budget one, but it was brilliant. Marley Shelton's character of Diane Weston, may not have been the perfect protagonist for this kind of movie,but she was sweet and funny- what i found good was Rachel Blanchard's portrayal as Hannah. We saw her before playing Cher is the unsuccesfull 'clueless' TV series, and in Road Trip as Tiffany- well though those were just inconsiderable, this performance was something different. Mena Suvari made a really good Kansas. Her partial sweet/tough looks, made her seem the perfect casting decision.

All in all- this mix of comedy and drama, makes this movie a great film for all teenagers. The famous pose of the 6 girls at the police station, is certainly unforgettable.


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