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Sugar & Spice (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 26 January 2001 (USA)
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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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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The characters having their weapons in flower boxes is possibly a reference either to Dog Day Afternoon with Al Pacino or to Terminator 2:The Judgement Day with Arnold Schwarzenegger. See more »

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At the end of the movie when Lisa is in her Suburban, her hair is considerably darker and longer than it is while she's telling the story (which is in the same day). See more »

Quotes

Lisa Janusch: I don't know about the Hey, but the Ho was right on.
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References The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975) See more »

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MTV Daily News Theme
Written by Todd Mueller
Courtesy of MTV Networks
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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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