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Elizabeth Kruger (screenplay)
Michael Swerdlick (screenplay)
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Release Date:
18 May 2005 (Hungary) See more »
It's an action adventure/adventure comedy. They play estranged twins with very opposite personalities... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ashley Olsen ... Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Dalton

Mary-Kate Olsen ... Shane Dalton

Brian Skala ... Marcus

Lukas Behnken ... Adam

Sarah Bastian ... Kelly (as Sera Bastian)

Joe Michael Burke ... Max

Zakk Moore ... Justin

Theo Rossi ... Anthony

Diana Carreno ... J.J.

Ty Hodges ... Charles (as Eric Ty Hodges)
Jeannette Weegar ... Sasha (as Jeanette Weegar)
Pablo Recasens ... Big Joe

Billy Aaron Brown ... Himself

Ben Easter ... Himself
Brocker Way ... Himself
Talon Ellithorpe ... Himself
Sterling Rice ... Office assistant
Cheryl Connell ... Office secretary
Kerri Morton ... Office intern #1
Kimberly Choma ... Office intern #2
Ella Lieberman ... Anthony's mom

Directed by
Craig Shapiro 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Elizabeth Kruger  screenplay
Michael Swerdlick  screenplay
Michael Swerdlick  story

Produced by
Peter Abrams .... executive producer
Bob Dahlin .... associate producer
Jeff Franks .... co-producer
J.P. Guerin .... executive producer
Robert L. Levy .... executive producer
Ashley Olsen .... executive producer
Mary-Kate Olsen .... executive producer
Neil Steinberg .... producer
Robert Thorne .... executive producer
Natan Zahavi .... producer
Jill Zimmerman .... co-producer
Original Music by
James S. Levine  (as James Levine)
Cinematography by
Guy Livneh 
Film Editing by
Sherwood Jones 
Casting by
Teri Fiddleman 
Shana Landsburg 
Production Design by
Jack Cloud 
Art Direction by
Karen Steward 
Costume Design by
Jeannette Godoy 
Shanna Knecht 
Judy B. Swartz  (as Judy Swartz)
Makeup Department
Joanne Barber .... key makeup artist
Roseanna Diana .... hair stylist
Dorit Genazzani .... key makeup artist
Danielle Russell .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Sherwood Jones .... post-production supervisor
Andjelija Vlaisavljevic .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Corky Cronin .... second second assistant director
Robert L. Levy .... second unit director (as Robert Levy)
Jay Ostrowski .... additional second assistant director
Roberto Ricardo .... second assistant director
Natan Zahavi .... first assistant director
Art Department
Eric J. Bates .... property master (as Eric Bates)
Kevin Gilbert .... on-set dresser
Bruce C. Knight II .... assistant property master (as Bruce Knight)
Sound Department
Richard Butler .... dubbing mixer
Andrew Casciato .... foley editor
Mary Jo Devenney .... sound mixer
Steven Erickson .... adr editor
Steven Erickson .... dialogue editor
Jeremy Hoenack .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeremy Hoenack .... supervising sound editor
Tony Kucenski .... foley artist (as Anthony Kucenski)
Srdjan 'Serge' Popovic .... boom operator (as Srdjan Popovic)
Noah Southall .... sound effects editor
Alejandro Alvarenga .... sound post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Dean Jackson .... digital effects artist
Johnny Martin .... stunt coordinator
Jörgtom Buttelmann .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Lowrance .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jaime Barajas .... video assist operator
Rick Edmondson .... key grip
Bryan Gilbert .... best boy grip
Saul Herckis .... gaffer
Eric Lee .... still photographer
Gary Lowrance .... electrician
Gary Lowrance .... grip
Tony Matulic .... second assistant camera (as Antony Matulic)
Richard Rasmussen .... best boy electric
Colleen Rea .... camera loader: second unit
Joseph Ruiz .... dolly grip
Wael Shukha .... electrician
Remi Tournois .... first assistant camera
Aiken Weiss .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laurel Goddard Thomas .... assistant costume designer
Cherlyn Lanning .... assistant costume designer
Lisa Stewart .... costumer
Editorial Department
Shaley Brooks .... colorist
Sal Koussa .... assistant editor
Kavitha Mathew .... assistant editor
Alex Nakada .... apprentice editor
Mike Summers .... apprentice editor
Luke Szabo .... on-line editor
Music Department
John Graves .... music editor
Tracy Hurley .... music supervisor
Michael Pagnotta .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Paul Feddersen .... transportation coordinator
Hugo Ocana .... driver
Colleen Rea .... driver
Benjamin Rivera .... driver
Lew Strong .... driver
Other crew
Kari Ashford .... double: Mary-Kate Olsen
Lisha Ashford .... double: Ashley Olsen
Manuel Brown .... production assistant
William Calvert .... adr loop group
Barbara Daoust .... dialogue coach
Leigh French .... loop group coordinator
Elisa Gabrielli .... adr loop group
Dov Gottesfeld .... production coordinator
Steven Graziani .... event consultant
Kelly Hayes .... production assistant
Frank Hintenberger .... craft service
Alicia Hopkins .... controller: USA
Hildelise Paez Lizarraga .... production coordinator
Gary Lowrance .... rescue diver
Oscar Manriquez Loya .... craft service
Joseph Daniel Nutt .... craft service
Luis Oropeza .... location manager
Phil Proctor .... adr loop group (as Philip Proctor)
Porscha Ricketts .... assistant: Ms. Zimmerman
Porscha Ricketts .... production administrator: Dualstar Productions
Al Rodrigo .... adr loop group
Kerry Schneider .... stand-in: Mary Kate Olson
Lisha Schneider .... stand-in: Ashley Olsen
Molly Schoneveld .... assistant: Mr. Abrams (as Molly Tripp)
Desiree Varni .... production accountant (as Desiree Killian)
Heather Wood .... script supervisor
Savannah Franks .... special thanks

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USA:92 min | Argentina:92 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Continuity: Near the end of the movie, when the two teams are competing in a relay race, they have to swim in a pool then race on wave runners in the ocean. A few minutes later, when you see the teams racing on the beach to the rope ladders, everyone's clothes are dry. There is no way their clothes would have dried in that time.See more »
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Referenced in Home for Actresses (2011)See more »
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
What can I say? It's an Olsen twins movie, 25 November 2003
Author: vchimpanzee

Shane and Lizzie are sisters whose parents divorced. Shane went with her mother to California, and she cares about nature, she refuses to eat meat, and she practices yoga. Lizzie stayed with her father in the Washington, D.C., area, and she is intelligent, politically involved, driven to succeed, and carries a cell phone everywhere. Both girls want to change the world, in their own way.

Shane and the others wonder why there are only seven contestants when eight is normal. It seems Lizzie is late (unusual for her, actually), and when she finally does show up, Shane is not happy. Both girls come close to quitting.

The show is part 'Survivor' and part 'Fear Factor'. The eight young people are divided into two teams. Since the show is being filmed in Mexico, the teams are the Aztecs and the Mayans. Both sisters end up on the Mayan team.

As is often true in Disney movies, the ones you don't want to win get ahead in the competition, and you begin to wonder about the team you support, who are subjected to humiliation whenever they fail. But both Shane and Lizzie contribute unique abilities to their team, so there is a chance.

Though I have seen only clips of reality shows, I thought the 'Challenge' program seemed very realistic in its presentation, as if I was watching that show rather than a movie about it. The acting performances were stereotypical for the most part. But I especially enjoyed the conceited swimmer on the Aztec team. And I can't help but like those Olsen twins. At times, especially in the blooper reel at the end and in the interviews that appeared on the 'Challenge' program, they seemed more sophisticated than the cute little girls we have come to know. But they have yet to shake that adorable image.

It wasn't a great movie, and not a classic by any means, but it was Disney-style fun.

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