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 <>

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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)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie is only 73 minutes long, with two minutes of "where are they now?" and six minutes of credits for a running time of 81 minutes. See more »


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 »


Hank 'Terminator' Rogers: How many bullets do you need?
Diane: Bullets? No bullets! Oh my gosh, these are just to scare people. Kinda like a round-off, back handspring, whip back, double full. You never really use it - you just want the opposing squad to know you've got it.
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References Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) See more »


News Flash
Written by Conall Fitzpatrick, Caroline Askew and Jacqueline Blake
Performed by Shampoo
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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An entertaining comedy
30 January 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An entertaining comedy with Marley Shelton as the head cheerleader who gets pregnant with the star quarterback's child. Then, while watching that classic of modern cinema, "Point Break," on tv she hatches a plan that wouldn't it be great fun if her and her cheerleader buddies (including Mena Suvari) robbed a bank? Wouldn't that just help her with her financial problems? This is all very silly and the filmmakers wisely don't take any of this seriously, producing a very funny comedic take on cheerleading, high school and bad movies. GRADE: B+

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