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5 January 2009 (USA) See more »
A fourth grader and her friends deal with bullying from a more popular girl in their class. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Directed by
Martha Coolidge 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mary Casanova  novel
Christine Coyle Johnson  screenplay
Julie Prendiville Roux  screenplay

Produced by
Mark Amin .... executive producer
Mark Amin .... producer
Ellen L. Brothers .... producer
Martha Coolidge .... executive producer
Albert T. Dickerson III .... co-producer
David Higgins .... producer
Andrew Reimer .... producer
Cami Winikoff .... producer
Original Music by
Jennie Muskett 
Cinematography by
Johnny E. Jensen 
Film Editing by
Elba Sanchez-Short 
Casting by
Aleta Chappelle 
Production Design by
James H. Spencer 
Set Decoration by
Amy Vuckovich 
Costume Design by
Van Broughton Ramsey 
Makeup Department
Elena Arroy .... makeup artist
Laura Calvo .... makeup artist
Sallie Ciganovich .... hair stylist
Ruth Haney .... makeup artist
Dean Jones .... makeup department head
Jennifer Mann .... makeup artist
Kerry Mendenhall .... hair stylist
Soo-Jin Yoon .... hair department head (as Soo Jin Yoon)
Hope Zarro .... hair consultant
Production Management
Albert T. Dickerson III .... unit production manager
James Masi .... post supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pamela Kuri .... first assistant director (as Pamela S. Kuri)
Jill Maxcy .... second assistant director
Catherine Marie McDonald .... key second assistant director (as Catherine M. McDonald)
Art Department
Aaron Kaleo Carter .... set dresser (as Aaron Carter)
Brian Ferguson .... leadman
Dave Lake .... on-set dresser
Jennifer Raftery .... property master (as Jennifer R. Raftery)
Danny Rea .... set dresser
Amy Rost .... assistant property master
Rose Shawhan .... set dresser
Rick Stockman .... set dresser
Sound Department
Jon Ailetcher .... production sound mixer
Joe Dzuban .... re-recording mixer
Joe Dzuban .... supervising sound editor
Justin Dzuban .... dialogue editor
Josh Eckberg .... sound recordist
Fred Johnston .... boom operator
Diane Marshall .... foley artist
Glenn T. Morgan .... supervising sound editor
Myron Nettinga .... re-recording mixer
Mike Sanchez .... utility sound technician
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist
Joseph Tsai .... sound effects editor
Brett Voss .... foley mixer
Steve Weiss .... additional sound mixer
Special Effects by
Jason Dodd .... special effects
Wayne Eaton .... special effects
Beverley Hartigan .... special effects supervisor
John C. Hartigan .... special effects
Daniel Mustoe .... special effects (as Dan 'Bear' Mustoe)
Steve Newquist .... special effects
Glenn Sabin .... special effects
Jeffrey G. Barnett .... utility stunts (as Jeffrey Barnett)
Jessica Bryant .... stunts
Jayson Dumenigo .... utility stunt rigger
Skyler Hudson .... stunts
Eric Linden .... utility stunts
Heidi Pascoe .... stunt coordinator
Ian Quinn .... utility stunts
Justin T. Woods .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Benny Alvarado .... electrician
Fred Antenorcruz .... electrician
Eduardo Barraza .... dolly grip
Mike Blauvelt .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Chris Byers .... key grip (as Christopher Byers)
Eric Forand .... electrician
Chris Garlington .... best boy grip
Michael E. Gips .... electrician
Erik Gonzales .... electrician
Prashant Gupta .... still photographer
Arien Hatch .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Jason Jensen .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
John Johnson .... still photographer (as John P. Johnson)
Shane D. Kelly .... gaffer
Julian Samuel Lopez .... grip (as Julian S. Lopez)
Peter Norkus .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Ricky Rosales .... grip
R. Dustin Sanchez .... electrician
Daniel Shepard .... grip
Travis Stewart .... electrician
Michael Stradling .... film loader
Joseph F. Valentine .... camera operator: "b" camera
David M. Wood .... best boy electric
Satoshi Yamazaki .... grip
John Zivelonghi .... electrician
Casting Department
Patty Majorczak-Connolly .... adr voice casting
Jeffrey M. Paal .... extras casting
Mark Sussman .... adr voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brett Gathrid .... costumer
Nancy Grossi .... costumer
Betsey Potter .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Marcella Serrano .... first assistant editor
Location Management
Terry Gusto .... location manager
Steven D. Levine .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Giorgio Bertuccelli .... additional music editor
Celia M. Carter .... music assistant
Paul Clarvis .... musician: percussion
Geoff Foster .... score mixer
Geoff Foster .... score recordist
Dave Hartley .... musician: keyboards (as David Hartley)
Kathleen Hasay .... music assistant
Joel C. High .... music supervisor
Cory Milano .... supervising music editor
Jennie Muskett .... orchestrator
Jennie Muskett .... score arranger
Jennie Muskett .... score programmer
Alex Nutton .... composer studio assistant
Rebecca Rienks .... music consultant
Sonia Slany .... musician: violin
David Walters .... musician: guitars
Jonathan Williams .... musician: cello
Other crew
Amy Banks .... first assistant accountant (as Amy M. Banks)
Megan Boswell .... creative consultant: for American Girl
Sarah Clifford .... animal supplier
Sarah Clifford .... mini llama wrangler
Lori Dresen .... creative consultant: for American Girl
Yasmine Gazelle .... production assistant (as Yasmine Temraz)
Judy Hannay .... production assistant
Blaine G. Houserman .... production accountant (as Blaine Houserman)
Ari Joffe .... set production assistant
Jerica Lieberman .... assistant to director
Jerica Lieberman .... production assistant
Lorenzo Manetti .... assistant production coordinator
Lee Marshall .... production office assistant
Joel Meyer-England .... set intern
Kari Montgomery .... script supervisor
Heidi Brook Myers .... adr loop group
Sarah Quale .... accounting clerk
Laura Sherman .... production coordinator
Laura C. Sherman .... production coordinator
Alexander Soto .... office production assistant
Patricia Warren .... script coordinator
Amy Banks .... payroll accountant (uncredited)

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91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-7 (TV rating) | Norway:10 (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Shelby Harmon, who played Jayden, was killed in 2012 by her abusive boyfriend. She was 20.See more »
Continuity: In swim club, when Chrissa told Tara to leave Tyler alone, she was on the diving board ladder. When Tara said no and turned back to Tyler and when the camera went back to Chrissa, she is off the ladder.See more »
Movie Connections:
Irish RoseSee more »


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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Not that great..., 8 August 2013
Author: relious from United States

This movie was very disappointing, It's called Chrissa Stands Strong but she hardly does any of that. Most of the movie is about a girl named Tara who bullies another girl (Chrissa) and she never stands up for herself or the other girls who get bullied. It also seems like the school is not very helpful at stopping bullying either as some of the bullying takes place near teachers. This movie seemed like a tutorial on how to bully someone, honestly they should have focused more on Chrissa standing up to herself and putting an end to the bullying. Having a girl run around and insult people for an hour and a half is not a good plot for a movie that's supposed to prevent bullying. Don't make the mistake I made, don't waste your time with this movie. It's not worth it.

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