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Bring It On (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sport | 25 August 2000 (USA)
A champion high school cheerleading squad discovers its previous captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city school and must scramble to compete at this year's championships.

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Peyton Reed
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirsten Dunst ... Torrance Shipman
Eliza Dushku ... Missy Pantone
Jesse Bradford ... Cliff Pantone
Gabrielle Union ... Isis
Clare Kramer ... Courtney
Nicole Bilderback ... Whitney
Tsianina Joelson ... Darcy
Rini Bell ... Kasey
Nathan West ... Jan
Huntley Ritter ... Les
Shamari Fears Shamari Fears ... Lava
Natina Reed ... Jenelope
Brandi Williams Brandi Williams ... Lafred
Richard Hillman ... Aaron
Lindsay Sloane ... Big Red
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Storyline

The Toro cheerleading squad from Rancho Carne High School in San Diego has got spirit, spunk, sass and a killer routine that's sure to land them the national championship trophy for the sixth year in a row. But for newly-elected team captain Torrance, the Toros' road to total cheer glory takes a shady turn when she discovers that their perfectly-choreographed routines were in fact stolen from the Clovers, a hip-hop squad from East Compton, by the Toro's former captain. While the Toros scramble to come up with a new routine, the Clovers, led by squad captain Isis have their own problems - coming up with enough money to cover their travel expenses to the championships. With time running out and the pressure mounting, both captains drive their squads to the point of exhaustion: Torrance, hell bent on saving the Toros' reputation, and Isis more determined than ever to see that the Clovers finally get the recognition that they deserve. But only one team can bring home the title, so may the... Written by <BriRyeMuls@aol.com>

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Taglines:

Backstabbing. Spotlight-grabbing. Secret-blabbing. A cheerleader's life is all that. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related material and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cheer Fever See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,362,105, 27 August 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$68,379,000, 4 January 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,449,929, 31 December 2001
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Missy hands in her form before auditioning for the team, the section for her name only has her first name on it, with no last name. Also, her address, written as "7762 Winnocks Neck Rd," could only be located in Scarborough, Maine. Missy said she's originally from Los Angeles, so either she moved from Maine very recently, and used her old address, or the movie made up an address to pretend it's where she moved to. See more »

Goofs

At one point in the movie, it is announced that 50 squads have made it to Nationals. This seems to imply one team from every state. However, in California, both the current top in state and last year's winners are able to attend Nationals. This would allow for a total of 51 teams. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Big Red: I'm sexy, I'm cute, / I'm popular to boot.
Big RedWhitneyCourtneyDarcyCarverKaseyTorrance Shipman: I'm bitchin', great hair, / The boys all love to stare, / I'm wanted, I'm hot, / I'm everything you're not, / I'm pretty, I'm cool, / I dominate this school, / Who am I? Just guess, / Guys wanna touch my chest, / I'm rockin', I smile, / And many think I'm vile, / I'm flyin', I jump, / You can look but don't you hump, / Whoo / I'm major, I roar, / I swear I'm not a whore, / We cheer and we lead, / We act like we're on speed, / Hate us '...
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Crazy Credits

Bloopers are also shown along with "Mickey" in the background See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD contains 2 alternate endings:
  • Torrance talks to the audience while in cheerleading uniform.
  • Torrance and Isis attend the same college and compete for captain of their college cheerleading squad.
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Soundtracks

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Written by Nina Ossoff / Anthony Battaglia (as Tony Battaglia) / Shaun Fisher
Performed by P.Y.T.
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A guilty pleasure!
22 March 2003 | by Pro JurySee all my reviews

This film does not aspire to be more than it is. Accepted for what it is, BRING IT ON is a perfect 10.

The quest here is the national cheerleader championships held each year in Orlando, Florida. In real life, the young competitors are tiny, thin-legged kids with braces. In BRING IT ON, all of the cheerleaders are fully developed amazingly nice looking So-Cal starlets. The result is eye candy perfection!

BRING IT ON has the right mix of good-natured fun and old fashioned sex appeal. A bikini car wash. Pajama sleep-overs. Cheerleader pom-poms every place! Each actress's smile lights up the darkest of nights. Pure American fun.

Speaking of fun, please don't miss the ending credits. BRING IT ON is an instant modern day classic that stands up to repeated viewings. Highly recommended for what it is.


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