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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.

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Francine McDougall

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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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Why would the most popular girl in school wear a mask? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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New Line Cinema See more »
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| (extended)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Despite playing mother and daughter in the film Sean Young Mrs. Hill is actually 20 years older then her on screen daughter Mena Suvari (Kansas). See more »

Goofs

The shot of Eric Karros hitting the home run takes place in Shea Stadium in New York but the ball lands in the bleacher seats in Wrigley Field in Chicago. See more »

Quotes

Hannah: I'm sorry, can someone else please run the board? It's creepy, it's wrong, and it goes against the teachings of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Kansas: Hannah, in order to get real answers from the Netherworld, you've gotta have a Christian virgin run the board. Your kind is pure of heart, the devil won't dick with you.
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Girl Power
Written by Conall Fitzpatrick, Caroline Askew and Jacqueline Blake
Performed by Shampoo
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Special Markets
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A Good But Quite Short Crime/Comedy Teen Movie.
26 September 2001 | by famousgir1See all my reviews

Sugar And Spice wasn't released at any cinemas over here in the UK. I have no idea why. I mean, if bigger flop movies like Say It Isn't So and Josie And The Pussycats (-Was only released in a couple of cinemas though.) were released here than why not Sugar And Spice. Anyway, it was out to buy on DVD over here on Monday, so I brought it straight away. (The DVD contains no extras, just the movie trailer.)

Sugar And Spice a was comedy movie mixed with crime. It was NOTHING like cheerleading flick, Bring It On though. Yes, Sugar And Spice was about cheerleaders and there was the odd cheer at the high-school but that's it.

Now, Sugar And Spice, is about a group of high school cheerleaders, who are all the best of friends, and they would do anything for each-other. When one of them becomes pregnant with the star quarterback's child, she finds herself in need of some desperate cash, so with the help of her friends, they coy up a plan, to rob a bank, so she can get the money she needs.

The cast which includes the likes of, Marla Sokoloff, Marley Shelton, Mena Suvari and James Marsden are all quite good here.

The movie itself was interesting, but it could of been a little better. And, at only 78 minutes long, the movie definitely could of been a bit longer. Sugar And Spice was still a good movie, and if you're into teen movies, then I'm sure you'll enjoy this one. I give Sugar And Spice a 7/10.


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