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Stick It (2006)

PG-13 | | 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Comedy | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

28 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pisando firme  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$10,803,610 (USA) (28 April 2006)


$26,870,825 (USA) (21 July 2006)

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1.85 : 1
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The feature film debut of Kellan Lutz. 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 »


Burt Vickerman: Haley, I'm not gonna tell you to play it safe, cause I'd be wasting my time. You wanna throw hard tricks, throw hard tricks. When you wanna control them, see me.
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References Patton (1970) See more »


Mambo 69
Written by Scott Nickoley, Jamie Dunlap, Patricio Castillo
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It's my favorite guilty pleasure from 2006
19 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

Haley Graham (Missy Peregrym) is a rebellious teen forced to attend a tough gymnastics academy after driving a motorcycle through a window. There, she gets into it with the tough coach (Jeff Bridges) and other girls, but they all have to work together if they want to win a gymnastic championship.

Stick It is a delightful comedy that features memorable dialog and fun performances. The film itself is pretty standard but it was still a lot of fun to watch. I think the screenplay played a big part in the entertainment factor. There were many great lines and scenes which was surprising since the trailer was kind of lame. However, I went in expecting a cheesy comedy and I had a good time. It was pretty corny yet director and screenwriter Jessica Bendinger had a good balance of the cheesiness so that it never became too much to bear.

There were a couple of things I didn't like about the film though. The second half was a bit more serious and therefore not as funny. As in most comedies, there's always a serious shift and it was just awkward when it happened. This had more to do with the performers rather than the director. Another thing, the message of the film was kind of stupid. I know, this is a harmless comedy and it shouldn't be taken seriously yet it was kind of lame to have all the contestants scratch because they weren't getting their way. It could have been a good idea because contestants do seem to get mad at the judges all the time but I didn't like the way they carried it out here.

The acting was pretty good with Missy Peregrym giving the best performance. Her line delivery was perfect and she had many charming scenes. Hopefully, there will be more of her in the future. Jeff Bridges was decent although he could have done this role in his sleep. Vanessa Lengies was good as a supporting player even though her character was pretty annoying. The rest of the performances were passable except for both Nikki SooHoo and Maddy Curly. They were just too wooden and just appeared awkward throughout the movie. Overall, Stick It was purely a guilty pleasure for me. It's no masterpiece but I did have fun while I was watching it. Rating 7/10

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