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Sugar & Spice (2001)

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A popular high-school cheerleader becomes pregnant by the star quarterback and turns to crime to support her desired lifestyle.

Director:

Francine McDougall

Writer:

Mandy Nelson

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marla Sokoloff ... Lisa Janusch
Marley Shelton ... Diane Weston
Melissa George ... Cleo Miller
Mena Suvari ... Kansas Hill
Rachel Blanchard ... Hannah Wald
Alexandra Holden ... Fern Rogers
Sara Marsh ... Lucy Whitman
James Marsden ... Jack Bartlett
Sean Young ... Mrs. Hill
W. Earl Brown ... Hank 'Terminator' Rogers
Adam Busch ... Geeky Guy
Jake Hoffman ... Ted
Nate Maher ... Chris
David Belenky David Belenky ... Bruce
Kevin Kling Kevin Kling ... Factory Worker
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Storyline

Jack and Diane were lovers, two crazy kids living in the heartlands. Airheaded Diane captains the cheerleading squad, who follow her through whatever she does. Jack is, of course, the football team's star quarterback. When Diane becomes pregnant, the two are thrown out of their homes and move into an apartment where they try to live on Jack's part-time salary from clerking at a video store. Meanwhile both continue in school - cheerleading and quarterbacking. When Diane realizes that they're not making it financially, she recruits the other cheerleaders to help her rob a bank. Their cheerleader oath of all for one commits them to helping her. A local hood gives them guns in exchange for their promise to put his homely daughter on the cheerleading squad. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Get ready to cheer for the _bad_ girls. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sex-related humor and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sugar and Spice and Semiautomatics See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,891,176, 28 January 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,276,953, 4 March 2001
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New Line Cinema See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The writing credit was changed to "Mandy Nelson" shortly before the film's release. See more »

Goofs

When the girls are in the doctor's office for Diane's ultrasound, one of the girls starts moving the wand over Diane's belly, looking at the images on the screen. There is no conducting jelly on Diane, so there should be nothing showing up on the screen. See more »

Quotes

Kansas: It's in the Bible, so just shut the hell up!
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Connections

References National Velvet (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Bohemian Like You
Written by Courtney Taylor-Taylor
Performed by The Dandy Warhols
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Hold The Cheese...
15 October 2002 | by SILENCEikillyouSee all my reviews

... and you got no movie, here. But wait!! Don't leave, yet. What the hell's wrong with cheese... -Albeit, once in a while. Stay with me here. I love fries with cheese. Hot dogs with cheese. Pizza... you guessed it. Hamburgers. Mac-n-Cheez. 'Nuff said, there, I think. The point: cheese is good, though overindulgence could cause health problems. But, everyone should watch this film, at least once.

What worked: In a word: CUTE! I don't think I've seen a cuter movie out there. Definately, never more lovable, laughable and NICE!! bank robbers; not even in the movie 'Bandits'. Again, you owe it to yourself to see this movie; if just once, since you don't want to over do it on your cheese intake. Even if it is so yummy.

What didn't work: Well, nothing that wasn't planned to be lame. Though, it might have used more of an element of suspense or danger. The minor plot twist was a bit -blah-.

8/10 - I kept going between 6 and 8 out of 10. The plot didn't have a lot of depth, but I stuck with 8 because I enjoyed it, in spite of myself and I don't think the writer really intended for you to be on the edge of your seat. Key word here: FUN!!

thank you


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