Bring It On (2000) Poster



Carla Mackauf, who plays Aaron's college girlfriend ("You were a cheerleader?") is a real-life Lakers cheerleader.
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During the filming of the scene when Torrance, Missy, Jan and Les carpool to a football game, a driver, angry that the film's motorcade was making him late for dinner, attempted to drive the camera truck off the road. It appears the character of Les is just an overly cautious driver who keeps checking his side mirrors. Huntley Ritter is really watching Mr. Road Rage get pulled over by the Highway Patrol.
All of the actors who were playing cheerleaders had to go to what they ended up calling "Cheerleader Boot Camp".
Kirsten Dunst and Gabrielle Union were both cheerleaders in school.
As seen in the movie trailer, additional scenes showing Isis' personal and school life were shot, even giving her a boyfriend, but were eventually cut from the film.
Shamari Fears, Natina Reed, and Brandi Williams form the singing trio Blaque. They sing the song "As If" on the movie's soundtrack.
The vintage rock t-shirts that Cliff wears throughout the film are from director Peyton Reed's extensive collection.
The very last scene to be filmed was the toothbrush flirting scene with Jesse Bradford and Kirsten Dunst.
The cheer that Missy hears from out of the hotel window is a cheer from Kirsten Dunst's high school alma mater.
The Clovers line 'Can we beat these Buffys down so I can go home' is an homage. Clare Kramer and Eliza Dushku have played villains on Buffy The Vampire slayer (1997).
The Toros and Clovers cheerleaders' uniforms show the midriff, which is strictly forbidden on high school competitive teams.
The Toros gym scenes were filmed at Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP), a Catholic girls school in San Diego. OLP cheerleaders cheer for their school, as the Pilots, and for St. Augustine, a Catholic boys school. In the movie, real OLP cheerleaders appear at the regionals and nationals, in their Saints cheer uniforms. In the regionals, they are after the Broncos, praying. At the nationals, they are sitting next to the Clovers as the winners are announced.
The Advanced Chemistry textbook that Torrance is studying is not a real book at all. The PHD writer is actually the Assistant Propmaster's name. Though not real, the book is credited at the end of the film as an actual book that was cleared for use.
The high school pictured in the movie is actually San Diego State University. A statue of the founder of the university can be seen in the shot at Missy's car before Torrance and Missy go to see the Clovers.
The high school's name, Rancho Carne, can be translated as Meat Ranch.
Huntley Ritter performed the Nationals scene with a sprained ankle.
Of the film's 2 top billed actresses Kirsten Dunst found fame involving vampires ('Interview with a Vampire') whilst Eliza Dushku found fame as a vampire Slayer ('Buffy the Vampire Slayer').
During the first football game scene, the male cheerleaders behind Missy (Eliza Dushku) are not making the Torro "bull" hand signal like the rest of the cheer team. Instead, they are making "the shocker" hand signal.
The fight song played by the Rancho Carne band at the football game scene is actually the "Cav Song", the traditional fight song used by the University of Virginia.
The Nationals were filmed in Oceanside, California.
Eliza Dushku and Clare Kramer (Missy and Courtney) were both on the T.V. series Buffy the Vampire Slayer at one point. Eliza was Faith, a second vampire slayer gone bad girl in season three. Clare was the goddess Glory who takes Buffy's sister to open a portal to hell. Nicole Bilderback (Whitney) also cameoed in a couple of episodes in season three as a Cordette.
Of all the cheerleaders featured, only Kirsten Dunst, Rini Bell, and Brandi Williams were still teenagers during filming. Everyone else was in their 20s; Gabrielle Union being the oldest at 27.
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The character of Whitney was originally scripted as a peroxide blonde.
Terri Conn had three callbacks for the role of Torrance before Kirsten Dunst was cast in the part.
Eliza Dushku and Clare Kramer share three projects in common. Bring it On, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, And Tru Calling
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In the scene where the Clovers are writing someone to ask for money for the competition, the woman they are writing to is named Pauletta Patterson. This is the same legal name of Gabrielle Union's character Mary Jane Paul on Being Mary Jane.
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In this film Lindasy Sloane plays a bitchy head cheerleader who picks on the junior members of the team. In 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' she played the junior member picked on by the bitchy head cheerleader.
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When the Toros walk in to the regional championships you can see a cheerleader dressed as a Falcon from the 1984 cheerleading movie "Gimme an F" over Missy's right shoulder.
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Beth LaMure: In the last scene during the Awards ceremony, the "editor of Cheer Fashion Magazine, Ms. Brandi Tattersol", is Director Peyton Reed's then-wife.

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Peyton Reed: The character of "Mime" is credited as "Silencio Por Favor", which means "Silence Please"... in Spanish.


The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In the final performance, the Toro's routine incorporates every dance style Torrance names, while coming up with a new show.
According to the National Federation Interscholastic Spirit Association, many of the stunts the teams perform in the national competition, including fly-overs, basket-tosses with head-over-heels rotation, and stunts more than two bodies high, are illegal at the high school level.

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