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Sugar & Spice (2001)

PG-13  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sara Marsh ...
Geeky Guy
David Belenky ...
Kevin Kling ...
Factory Worker


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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Get ready to cheer for the _bad_ girls. See more »


Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

26 January 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sugar and Spice and Semiautomatics  »

Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$13,276,953 (USA) (2 March 2001)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


References are made to the films Backdraft (1991) and Scream (1996), both staring W. Earl Brown, who plays the Terminator in this film. See more »


In the doctor's office, Cleo places the ultrasound wand on Diane twice. See more »


Cleo Miller: Did you say you are pregnant or you were pregnant. You had it, threw it out, and now you're gonna go dance all night?
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References Heat (1995) See more »


B'cos We Rock
Written by Muffin Spencer, Karen Frost, Johny Barrington and Stefan Gordon
Performed by Brassy
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Sugar & Spice — High school cheerleaders in trouble with spunk, flair, and laughs
14 February 2013 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

Sugar & Spice is almost a caricature of a teen movie. It is not, because it's not making fun of teens or teen movies, but has that slightly over the top smiley attitude that pushes you to that laughing place where you don't take things too seriously. Those who didn't like that movie didn't get that vibe. It is quite fun.

Now, it's not a perfect movie, the subject matter is treated very lightly, but the story, the dialogs, and the characters are all very entertaining. It doesn't bring anything new, per se, to the table, but it does it with flair, and laughs. The girls are beautiful, but not plastic perfect. The acting is simple, but sincere and adorable in certain cases.

One of the scene, when they announce they're getting married, is the perfect example of the quality and tone of the film. It and its followup scene in the car are hilarious.

If you want to see a good little known teen flick with an adult mask, that would to it.

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