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Sugar & Spice (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 26 January 2001 (USA)
A popular high-school cheerleader becomes pregnant by the star quarterback and turns to crime to support her desired lifestyle.

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Storyline

Jack and Diane were lovers, two crazy kids living in the heartlands. Airheaded Diane captains the cheerleading squad, who follow her through whatever she does. Jack is, of course, the football team's star quarterback. When Diane becomes pregnant, the two are thrown out of their homes and move into an apartment where they try to live on Jack's part-time salary from clerking at a video store. Meanwhile both continue in school - cheerleading and quarterbacking. When Diane realizes that they're 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. A local hood gives them guns in exchange for their promise to put his homely daughter on the cheerleading squad. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Comedy | Crime

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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  »

Box Office

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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 »

Goofs

When the girls are in the bathroom before the pep rally, the bow in Diane's hair is blue. When we see the girls doing their cheer at the pep rally, the bow in Diane's hair is red. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Hill: Kansas, I'd like you to meet someone special.
[a lady comes up]
Kansas: Jesus Christ, Mom! It's bad enough you're in prison, but now i have to add p.s my moms a dyke too?
Mrs. Hill: Shut up! You mouthy little shit!
Kansas: Don't mouthy shit me, I'm outta here.
Mrs. Hill: Hold on a minute. Mink ain't my bitch if that's what you think. She's a specialist in banks.
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References 9½ Weeks (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

She's So Huge
Written by James Book, Nick Lucero, Adam Paskowitz and Peter Perdichizzi
Performed by The Flys
Courtesy of Trauma Records
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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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