After a run-in with the law, Haley Graham (Missy Peregrym) is forced to return to the world from which she fled some years ago. Enrolled in an elite gymnastics program run by the legendary Burt Vickerman (Jeff Bridges), Haley's rebellious attitude gives way to something that just might be called team spirit.
Haley Graham is a former gymnast-turned-juvenile delinquent who, after one too many run-ins with the law, is forced to enroll at an elite gymnastics academy, the VGA in Houston, Texas which is run by the legendary Olympic gymnast Burt Vickerman. But the rebellious Haley is not welcomed into the academy by the other teenage gymnasts who despise her for walking out on her Junior Olympic team years earlier during a competition which cost them the gold medal. But Haley is not a docile person either and makes every effort to provoke conflicts with the other girls. Vickerman takes it upon himself to coach Haley in his own way to make her regain her self respect for the VGA's coming spot on the Gymnastic Nationals. Written by
Originally there were to be two sisters on the team played by Courtney and Kim Hirose, but Kim decided her senior year of high school would be more important so the sister characters were removed. See more »
When Burt Vickerman bounces of the trampoline after attempting a full and asks for 911 to be called, he is driven away in a vehicle marked with the words "Harris Co. Fire Department." Some believe this indicates that he was driven away in a fire truck. However, many fire departments have paramedics on staff and own ambulances that go out on emergency calls. Looking at the back of the truck, it is clear that it is the boxy shape of the back of an ambulance, not the shape of a fire engine. See more »
This is where the sport loses fans. The system, the judging, it's too confusing. The crowd just saw a spectacular skill, they don't understand why a gymnast is not rewarded for it. That's wrong.
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In 'Stick It' Missy Peregrym plays Haley Graham, a troubled ex-gymnast. When her adolescent antics bring her before the judge, she is given the choice of either jail time or back to training. Burt Vickerman (Jeff Bridges) is reluctant to bring her back. After walking out on the national championship, she is hard to trust. She let a lot of people down that day, friends and foes alike, but not everything is what it seems.
For what it was, this was an okay film. Most of the cast did surprisingly well, the choreography was really good. I think most of the actresses did their own routines. There is something of a surprise ending with a good message in the end.
However, I think this movie was fairly slow and not very believable. Haley appears to be too old for such competition. But, I think anyone who likes gymnastics or appreciates the competition will like this film.
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