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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

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The world of competitive gymnastics is about to be turned on its head. 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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$10,803,610 (USA) (28 April 2006)

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$26,870,825 (USA) (21 July 2006)
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Missy Elliott's video for the movie, "We Run This," won a 2006 MTV Video Music Award for Best Special Effects. See more »

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Near the beginning of Wei Wei's beam routine one of the shots clearly shows the extra-wide beam they used to shoot the dance moves. See more »

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Poot: [Uses both hands to throw up the devil horns] Too much rock for one hand, baby!
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References Patton (1970) See more »

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Our Lawyers Made Us Change the Name of This Song So We Wouldn't Get Sued
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Surprisingly good teen movie
12 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a movie I SHOULD have hated. It fits into several genres I normally can't stand. It's a teen movie (hate them), it's a sports movie (hate them), it's a formulaic troubled teen makes good with help of mentor movie (you get the idea). It came on cable one day and I ended up sticking with it-I'm glad I did. Instead of hating it, I found myself enjoying it quite a bit. It's definitely formulaic, but so are 95% of the movies out there, anyway. They just pull off the formula very well. Gymnastics is something I have a great deal of respect for (unlike figure skaters, sorry), those people are hardcore athletes. The scenes involving the actual gymnastics, whether in competition or practice, are filmed quite creatively. The actors are cast well, also, especially the lead. She looks so...all-American, for lack of a better description, and can actually act. I'm not a teenager, BTW, so I would imagine teens would enjoy this even more.

Quibbles? The music. It's not my taste (except for blink 182). Other than that, for this type of movie, they did a good job. This isn't supposed to be Taxi Driver or Fargo-just a relatively light, feel-good movie that hits the target it was aiming for.


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