385 user 138 critic

Bring It On (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 25 August 2000 (USA)
A champion high school cheerleading squad discovers its previous captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city school and must scramble to compete at this year's championships.


1,760 ( 265)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

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.

Director: Steve Rash
Stars: Hayden Panettiere, Jake McDorman, JoJo Wright
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

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 »

Director: Steve Rash
Stars: Ashley Benson, Cassandra Scerbo, Noel Areizaga
Bring It on Again (Video 2004)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

When new students can't get onto their college cheerleading team, they form their own squad and prepare for a cheer off.

Director: Damon Santostefano
Stars: Anne Judson-Yager, Bree Turner, Kevin Cooney
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

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 »

Director: Bille Woodruff
Stars: Christina Milian, Vanessa Born, Cody Longo
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A high school jock makes a bet that he can turn an unattractive girl into the school's prom queen.

Director: Robert Iscove
Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook, Matthew Lillard
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A newspaper reporter enrolls in high school as part of research for a story.

Director: Raja Gosnell
Stars: Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Michael Vartan
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past.

Director: Thomas Carter
Stars: Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, Kerry Washington
Coyote Ugly (2000)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Aspiring songwriter Violet Sanford, after getting a job at a women-run NYC bar that teases its male patrons, comes out of her shell.

Director: David McNally
Stars: Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia, John Goodman
Clueless (1995)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.

Director: Amy Heckerling
Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A high school girl must find a substitute date to escort her to the prom.

Director: John Schultz
Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Adrian Grenier, Stephen Collins
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When a blonde sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend, she decides to follow him to law school to get him back and, once there, learns she has more legal savvy than she ever imagined.

Director: Robert Luketic
Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An FBI agent must go undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant to prevent a group from bombing the event.

Director: Donald Petrie
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt


Cast overview, first billed only:
Shamari Fears ...
Brandi Williams ...


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 <BriRyeMuls@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


One, Two, Three, CHEER See more »


Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related material and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

25 August 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cheer Fever  »

Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,362,105 (USA) (25 August 2000)


$68,353,550 (USA) (5 January 2001)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

| |


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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 »


High school level cheer competition routines are required to include a cheer to be yelled by the team with out music being played; only all star routines are exempt. See more »


[first lines]
Big Red: I'm sexy, I'm cute, / I'm popular to boot.
Big RedWhitneyCourtneyDarcyCarverKaseyTorrance Shipman: I'm bitchin', great hair, / The boys all love to stare, / I'm wanted, I'm hot, / I'm everything you're not, / I'm pretty, I'm cool, / I dominate this school, / Who am I? Just guess, / Guys wanna touch my chest, / I'm rockin', I smile, / And many think I'm vile, / I'm flyin', I jump, / You can look but don't you hump, / Whoo / I'm major, I roar, / I swear I'm not a whore, / We cheer and we lead, / We act like we're on speed, / Hate us '...
See more »

Crazy Credits

Peyton Reed plays the mime and is credited as Silencio Por Favor, which is Spanish for "Silence Please". See more »


Spoofed in Bob's Burgers: Gene It On (2014) See more »


Cheer For Me
Written by Artice Bartley / Carlos Spencer
Performed by 95 South
Courtesy of The RCA Record Label
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

7 March 2001 | by (The Poppy Field, OZ 69666) – See all my reviews

Interestingly enough, one of the most tired and boring cliches in both film and high school has been the subject of two genuinely enjoyable, if fluffy, movies in less than a year. I speak of course, about cheerleaders and both 'Bring It On' and 'Sugar and Spice'. But while 'Sugar and Spice' was campy and surreal, 'Bring It On' is a self-consciously serious movie advancing the idea of the cheerleader as athlete. While this idea is an honest and accurate one, it's one that audiences will only take so far. Cheerleaders may indeed be finer athletes than those on the sports teams they cheer for- I'd believe it, although I've never been a cheerleader and only rarely watch them on ESPN. I do know, though, that 'sissy, girly' activities are very frequently more difficult than 'tough, manly' activities, but try telling the boys that- or a movie audience. No matter how many big-budget and/or 'true story' movies are made wherein football is a metaphor for life or boxing is an affirmation of the greatness of the human spirit, even the most fascinating stories about sports like gymnastics or figure skating are strictly television movie-of-the-week fodder. In this atmosphere, you cannot make a cheerleading movie serious. You have to make it a joke. The smart folks behind Bring It On, though, realized that if they could strike a certain balance they could fulfill expectations but also get their point across. So they filled their flick with cute, peppy girls like Kirsten Dunst- always a delight, and well-cast here as a golden girl with a conscience- and snappy, irreverent jokes. They have a PG-13 locker room scene and a bikini carwash. They also have broken bones and high stress- very real factors in the lives of competitive cheerleaders. The squad is co-ed, and we get to know two of these curious, maligned creatures commonly known as male cheerleaders. One of them *is* gay- and an extremely well-adjusted, likable and "non-faggy" one, at that. The other is straight, and as horny as any frat boy in Animal House. We also have a tough girl named Missy transferring from L.A., along with her cute brother Cliff and the news that the Toro squad's cheers are not "100% original", as they had believed. Unfortunately for Kirsten's character Torrance and her Rancho Carne Toros, their ex-captain stole all their prize-winning routines from an East Compton squad (which are perhaps overly rude, even given the circumstances), that will be going to Nationals for the first time. So what's a cheerleading squad to do, except experience various pratfalls on the way to coming up with their own routine and competing and learning something about valuing your own strengths? It's better than it sounds, surprisingly- and refreshingly- enough. As for macho posturing at sports movies, the fact that this was a sueprise hit and 'Sugar and Spice' was not might just be a sign that there are audiences too smart to believe that any movie about female athletes must automatically be completely silly. What a surprising- and refreshing- change.

32 of 42 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Yes she was newty240
Twins or Regular Siblings? dirtynakedangel
Male cheerleaders? citystoporange
incest? ltomby
homophobic meganmarybrady
missy... Hrqprime
Discuss Bring It On (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page