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Stick It (2006)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Sport  -  28 April 2006 (USA)
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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.

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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 Anonymous

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Sometimes, the best way to get in the game is to throw out the rules. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for some crude remarks | See all certifications »

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£131,043 (UK) (13 October 2006)

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£131,043 (UK) (13 October 2006)
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2008 Olympic gold medalist, Nastia Liukin, has a cameo in this film. She was 'chosen to win' the uneven bar competition. See more »

Goofs

In the last shot of the scene when Haley is running back from the diner, the shadow of the camera can be seen from the street lights. See more »

Quotes

Joanne: Deja jealous Haley?
Haley Graham: Yes, I'm so jealous of Joanne that I've already memorized her pre-school beam routine.
Dorrie: Hey, easy. I choreographed that routine.
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References Rambo III (1988) See more »

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The Battle of Marathon
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Arranged by Pete Labella
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Stick It to the Teen Movie
29 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So maybe it isn't an Oscar winner, but Stick It was, by far, certainly not the worst movie to hit theaters this year. No, Tristan & Isolde would take that honor. Still, I thought this movie was worth a review written by someone who was not so obviously a guy dragged to the theater by his girlfriend and by someone with some prior experience in the gymnastics world.

While this is not a movie that adults will credit as worth while, the younger generations (13-20) will certainly find it entertaining. The comedy, in my opinion, was well scripted and executed. The actors will not win any awards for their performances, but they were able to bring the characters to life and make them seem real.

The struggle shown for the girls in the gymnastics competitions is one that most competitors face. The judges are harsh and the rules, some of them, are ridiculous.

The movie is ultimately about overcoming the obstacles thrown in your life, finding someone who will believe in you no matter what, and realizing what is most important to you.

I would certainly recommend this movie.


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