A transfer student to a rough high school tries joining the cheer-leading squad and she not only faces off against the head cheerleader, but against her former school in preparation for a cheer-off competition.
Southern California high school senior Carson arrives at the all-important "Cheer Camp Nationals" determined to lead her squad, the West High Sharks, to victory. But chic New Yorker Brooke ... See full summary »
Lina Cruz is a tough, sharp-witted Latina cheerleader from East L.A. who transfers to a posh, West Los Angeles high school after her widowed mother remarries a wealthy man and Lina not only... See full summary »
The Toro cheerleading squad from Rancho Carne High School in San Diego has got spirit, spunk, sass and a killer routine that's sure to land them the national championship trophy for the sixth year in a row. But for newly-elected team captain Torrance, the Toros' road to total cheer glory takes a shady turn when she discovers that their perfectly-choreographed routines were in fact stolen from the Clovers, a hip-hop squad from East Compton, by the Toro's former captain. While the Toros scramble to come up with a new routine, the Clovers, led by squad captain Isis have their own problems - coming up with enough money to cover their travel expenses to the championships. With time running out and the pressure mounting, both captains drive their squads to the point of exhaustion: Torrance, hell bent on saving the Toros' reputation, and Isis more determined than ever to see that the Clovers finally get the recognition that they deserve. But only one team can bring home the title, so may the... Written by
The Toros gym scenes were filmed at San Diego all girls Catholic school Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP). OLP cheerleaders cheer for OLP as the Pilots and for their brother school, all boys Catholic school St. Augustine (STA). Real OLP/STA cheerleaders can be seen in the movie at the regionals and nationals in their Saints cheer uniforms. They are shown at regionals after the Broncos praying and at nationals, sitting next to the Clovers as they announce the winners. See more »
During the Clovers' final routine one of the girls that runs by has a belly button ring. No body piercings are allowed during cheerleading competitions, and deductions would result from not following the rules. Similarly, they are wearing body glitter, also illegal. See more »
The words "big" and "britches" come to mind.
She's crazy. She'll kill us all.
Some of us haven't spent the whole summer working out. Right, Carver?
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PEYTON REED wears CONVERSE tennis shoes and eats KRISPY KREME doughnuts. See more »
This movie was extremely enjoyable and I recommend it. The characters are not annoying for the most part, and I especially enjoyed seeing new faces Elisa Dushku (Missy) and Jesse Bradford (Cliff). They have screen presence and should be in front of the camera for many years to come, especially Elisa, who is really very beautiful. When you look at her, there's so much there, unlike most actresses whose faces do not say anything. You can tell there is alot going on in her mind just by her face.
The screenplay is intelligent and very funny and aside from a slow stretch or two, I really liked the movie. It is not like "Clueless" or anything else, which of course is a good thing.
One of my favorite scenes is when Cliff and Torrance (Kirsten Dunst) are brushing their teeth. Its probably a throw-away scene and there is no dialogue, but it was really great, for me at least.
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