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Director:
Writers (WGA):
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Beach volleyball just got hotter.
Plot:
A washed out former star in need of money has a get rich plan...start a volleyball team whose players consist of group of beautiful athletic strippers. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Burt Reynolds ... Billy Cole

Paul Rodriguez ... Wong

D.L. Hughley ... Tenspot

Angie Everhart ... Julie

Paul Wesley ... Jackson Fargo

Katheryn Winnick ... Olga

Marnette Patterson ... Crystal

Kenya Moore ... Champagne

Gabrielle Reece ... Christina Hansen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tom Arnold ... Himself
Amy Briede ... Woman (as Amy Simonelli Briede)
Bruce Bruce ... Himself

Gary Busey ... Himself

Luis Chávez ... Carlos
Josh Cook ... Beach Cameraman

Chris Coppola ... Chris

Patricia De Leon ... Corazon

Pat Finn ... Big Dan Wiener
Lance Forbes ... Manager

Ken Garito ... Tommy Z

Casey Hendershot ... Thug

Sophiah Koikas ... Dancer

Steve Monroe ... Steve
Sammy Montero ... Gardner
John B. Mueller ... Spectator

Rick Overton ... Buckner

Diana Terranova ... Skye

Tony Danza ... Himself (uncredited)

Charles Hailey ... Volleyball Announcer / Commentator (uncredited)
Brett Hudson ... Blind Man (closing credits) (uncredited)
Todd Langwell ... Volleyball Official (uncredited)
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Directed by
Harry Basil 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Brett Hudson (written by) &
Burt Kearns (written by) &
Albert S. Ruddy (written by)

Produced by
Mary Aymar .... associate producer
Gray Frederickson .... executive producer
Brett Hudson .... producer
Jerry P. Jacobs .... co-producer
Burt Kearns .... producer
Albert S. Ruddy .... producer
John Simonelli .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Eric Amdahl 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Goi 
 
Film Editing by
Rick Tuber 
 
Casting by
Allison Cowitt 
Mike Fenton 
 
Production Design by
John Larena 
 
Art Direction by
Helen Harwell 
 
Costume Design by
Bonnie Stauch 
 
Makeup Department
Simone Almekias-Siegl .... personal makeup artist: Burt Reynolds
Sabine Rohrman .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Anthony Bozanich .... post-production supervisor
Jerry P. Jacobs .... post-production supervisor
Jerry P. Jacobs .... unit production manager
Lori Slomka .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen Harrison .... first assistant director
Ken Twohy .... crowds assistant director
Tara Nicole Weyr .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Freddie Joe Farnsworth .... property master
Ryan Patrick Kelly .... set dresser
Allan Lane .... set dresser
Lanie Mimikakis .... assistant prop master
Carlos Sanchez .... set dresser
Doug Scott .... leadman
Nathan A. Smith .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Jason Brennan .... sound re-recording mixer
Rob Cunningham .... boom operator
Lorita de la Cerna .... adr mixer
Marc Glassman .... sound effects editor
Anthony Krajchir .... sound engineer
Daniel D. Monahan .... production sound mixer
Patrick O'Sullivan .... supervising sound editor
Phillip W. Palmer .... production sound mixer: second unit
Paul Ratajczak .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Swanson .... sound utility
 
Visual Effects by
Daniel Barone .... digital effects artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James 'Keeper' Auld .... best boy grip
Dave Bone .... dolly grip
Joseph Cosko Jr. .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Brian Dawson .... best boy electric
Houman Forough .... additional camera operator
Sean Haeseler .... set lighting technician
Vessie Kazachka .... camera loader
Grg Magidow .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Greg Magidow)
Jean-Pierre Marangokis .... key grip
Caleb H. Poynter .... gaffer
Alfredo Rosado .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Charles Schner .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Chip Schner)
Charles Schner .... director of photography: second unit
Michael Stumpf .... Steadicam operator
Michael Stumpf .... camera operator: "a" camera
Adam Wilson .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Fante Zamora .... additional grip
 
Casting Department
Chris Bustard .... additional casting
Chris Bustard .... extras casting
Ann Frederick .... casting assistant
Cash Oshman .... crowd casting
Julie Weissman .... extras casting
 
Editorial Department
Michael Kingsbury .... negative cutter
Michael Spear .... associate editor
Mike Spear .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Karl Sandin .... music scoring mixer
Greg Sill .... music supervisor (as Gregory Sill)
 
Transportation Department
Ed Adams .... transportation captain
Sean Cyphers .... driver
Brandon Handt .... driver
Kyle Jetton .... driver
Curt Larson .... transportation co-captain
Dave Preston .... art driver
Tony Ruiz .... transportation coordinator
Chris Sharff .... driver
 
Other crew
Richard Bellos .... photo double: Burt Reynolds
Richard Bellos .... stand-in: Burt Reynolds
Amy Briede .... production assistant
Dante .... warm-up comic
Wayne Fielder .... supervising medic
Courtney Gordon .... studio coordinator
Jason Z. Kemp .... key set production assistant
Mike Kohl .... production assistant
Mike James Masumoto .... location manager
Lance McDaniel .... assistant to producers
Danielle McKee .... production assistant
Dawn Miller .... unit publicist
Tracy Scott .... script supervisor
Dane Selznick .... volleyball coordinator
Megan Slemp .... production assistant
Shari Sontag .... accountant
Sean Kevin Sweeney .... production assistant
Karen Toronjo .... production coordinator
Lynn M. van Kuilenburg .... location manager
Bryan Meyers .... accounting clerk (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Mark A. Stansberry .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for some sexual content and brief language
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93 min
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Not terrible, but Burt Reynolds should have known better, 20 February 2008
Author: D_Burke from United States

Over the last ten years, Burt Reynolds has straddled the line between being an A-lister and a B-lister. His best known comeback was in 1997, when he re-emerged into the A-list spotlight with "Boogie Nights". Ten years later, he was still making good movies along the likes of "Mystery, Alaska" and the decent remake of "The Longest Yard". If he keeps doing movies like "Cloud 9", he may have to kiss those A-list parts goodbye again.

The problem with "Cloud 9" is not that Burt Reynolds is bad in it. In fact, the movie starts out really well with Reynolds playing a lovable loser. It's not the first time he plays one of these characters, and he usually plays it very well. It's just that the movie is boggled down with so many sports and rags-to-riches movie clichés that by the end, the movie seems far from original even though the premise is.

The premise is another great thing about this movie, and the movie had the right idea about where to go with it until the very end. The problems occur with the lack of character development. Burt Reynolds' and D.L. Hughley's characters are pretty well developed, but the strippers could have been made into more interesting characters. Instead, they are just one-dimensional stereotypes borrowed from other movies. There's the jive-talking black woman, the blond stripper with a heart of gold, the angry Latino stripper, and the Russian bombshell that no speak English good. Oh yeah, and although Angie Everheart does a better-than-expected acting job in this movie, her character has been done before. If I had a nickel for every movie where there was a smart, single mother who was forced to strip to support their only child, I'd be a millionaire. In fact, wasn't Burt Reynolds himself in a big budget film with one of those characters? The name "Striptease" rings a bell, as does the name "Demi Moore". And as I remember, that movie didn't get stellar reviews either.

Last but not least, Gabrielle Reese could have been utilized better in this movie. Sure, she's a natural fit for playing a professional volleyball athlete, since she is one in real life. But the problem comes when she expresses her objection to strippers playing volleyball, since that would bring the wrong kind of exposure to the sport. Of course she is correct and has a valid point, but the movie unevenly makes her out to be the villain of the story because of that viewpoint. Plus, the guys in the movie make fun of the fact that she's built like an athlete, which doesn't send a good message to young women who see this movie. They appear to completely forget the fact that Gaby Reese is one of the most beautiful women in the world, let alone the most gorgeous athlete. In fact, I found myself rooting for her side at the end of the film, and really not caring either way if the heroines won.

This movie was very promising. In fact, the movie started out great, and even Paul Rodriguez was funny as Juan a.k.a. Wong. However, the really important characters in this story were underdeveloped, and so many movie clichés, tired archetypes, and male posturing made this movie unenjoyable. I reiterate when I say that Burt Reynolds should probably get a new agent, because he has been in and can be in better movies.

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