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Bring It On (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Sport  |  25 August 2000 (USA)
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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.

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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>

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It's amazing what some girls will do to get on top and stay there. See more »

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

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£1,704,786 (UK) (12 January 2001)
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The Nationals were filmed in Oceanside, California. See more »

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When Torrance drops the spirit stick, it is a red, white and blue wooden stick. This is an NCA spirit stick and they are at a UCA camp. UCA's spirit sticks are blue, yellow and white and are hollow plastic tubes with end caps. See more »

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Torrance Shipman: So, is that your band or something?
Cliff: The Clash? Uh... no. It's a British punk band, circa 1977 to 1983-ish, original lineup anyway.
Torrance Shipman: How vintage!
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Peyton Reed plays the mime and is credited as Silencio Por Favor, which is Spanish for "Silence Please". See more »

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Slang Dat Bottom
Written by Kenneth Terry
Performed by Devastator X
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Good (clean?) fun!
13 September 2000 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

I am not going to make any excuses. This was an excellent film for all ages. So many of the positive reviews I have seen prior to this one have had to make disclaimers (e.g. yes, it was childish...) but I will not do so. I am going to be confident in the intelligence of anyone reading this to understand that the quality of a film always has to be taken in the context it was meant to be viewed in. Bring It On is an excellent farce making fun of The Stereotypical Cheerleader. At the same time, the characters were very real, well played, and easy to empathize with. The movement (dance?) was lots of fun to watch. I also felt that the characters were much more realistic than many teenage characters are usually portrayed in film - more sarcastic and intelligently witty and sexual than usual. I think this is good, because many films give the impression that all teenagers are naive and childish, when in fact this is not necessarily the case. I must admit though that I couldn't help thinking that certain things had to happen the way they did for the sake of Political Correctness, and that is disappointing, but from the filmmakers perspective understandable. It was good to see a little bit of gay-friendliness in the film, which is rare to find in any films.

Overall, I thought it was a lot of fun and I left the film feeling good!


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