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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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Winning isn't Everything -- It's the Only Thing See more »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Carla Mackauf, who plays Aaron's college girlfriend ("You were a cheerleader?") is a real-life Lakers cheerleader. See more »

Goofs

Whenever Cliff appears on screen, in some shots, he appears to have a tattoo of a roman numeral on his upper left bicep. In the scene where Missy is practicing her cheers in their living room and Cliff walks in and makes fun of her, his 'tattoo' is severely faded and almost completely washed off from his skin. However, in the final scenes in the movie, during the shot of Cliff in the crowd rocking out to the Toros' routine at Nationals, Cliff's arm is raised and his tattoo is once again visible and freshly filled in. It *is* possible that Cliff could have just liked to draw fake tattoos on his body like his sister did in the audition scene, but being as the film takes place over a several month period, the odds of him continually drawing the same tattoo in the same spot is highly unlikely. 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

Peyton Reed plays the mime and is credited as Silencio Por Favor, which is Spanish for "Silence Please". See more »

Alternate Versions

Deleted Scenes include:
  • Torrance calls Carver in the hospital after she breaks her leg.
  • Darcy uses cheers to remember SAT words for a test.
  • A perverted Earth Science Teacher spies on the girls trying out for cheerleading.
  • Jan defends male cheerleaders during tryouts after Missy makes a crack about the guys.
  • Torrance flirts with Cliff in his kitchen after he catches her drinking out of his orange juice carton.
  • Torrance's parents pressure her about her college plans.
  • Torrance says bye to her family as she leaves for Florida.
  • New Pope Cheerleaders, a fundamentalist squad, stick the words "U SUCK!" using marshmellows on the Toros bus windows.
  • An extended version of the locker room scene.
  • An extended version of the scene where the stripper tries out for cheerleading.
  • An extended version of the scene where Big Red dares Torrance to drop the spirit stick in front of the whole cheerleading camp.
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I'm Money
Written by Ed Udhus / Ali Tabatabaee / Greg Bergdorf / Justin Mauriello / Ben Osmundson
Performed by Zebrahead
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Classic cheer for the best teen movie and an original film
16 October 2015 | by ivo-cobra8See all my reviews

Bring It On (2000) is a underrated teen cheerleading movie with Kirsten Dunst and Eliza Dushku. It is my favorite high school teen comedy and I honestly don't care what anyone says about this film. 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. I love this film. Torrance Shipman (Kirsten Dunst) was the most memorable and my favorite character from my all time favorite actress Kirsten Dunst. I went trough high school watching this film. I love sport comedy films, like were Major League (1989) and I love this team sport comedy film. It was followed by four direct-to-video sequels, none of which contain any of the original cast members. Bring It on is original true, the best, cheerleading comedy in the film series.

I love this film and I always will, it is my favorite film of all time. At least it is much better than they are teen comedy this days. Jessica Bendinger wanted to mix cheerleading and hip-hop, the two tastes that taste great together, it's like peanut butter and chocolate, which she did. The choreography very beautiful, the dance moves were pretty good and amazing.

Long before "Pitch Perfect" became a hit franchise and every group of women became our #squadgoals, there were the Toros and the Clovers. Fifteen years ago this month, Universal released "Bring It On" into theaters, a low budget, high-school comedy about rival cheerleading teams that spawned four spin off films, a stage musical, and helped pave the way for the Barden Bellas, the McKinley glee club and many more The plot of the film centers on Torrance Shipman (Kirsten Dunst), who inherits the position of captain on her high school's cheerleading squad and attempts to lead her team to a sixth national title. However, Torrance is informed by the newest team member, Missy Pantone (Eliza Dushku), that she is in possession of a stolen routine. When the originators of the work vow to win, Torrance and her squad must go to different lengths in order to create an original performance.

The Toro cheerleading squad has 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 (Kirsten Dunst), the Toro's road to cheer glory stumbles when she discovers their perfectly choreographed routines were stolen from a hot hip-hop squad across town. Now the squad must scramble to find a new routine to compete in this year's competition.

I love this movie and I am not saying that as a blonde or a cheerleader! No offense : / This is the best Bring It On movie out of all of them. Kirsten Dunst in an amazing actress. This movie is funny, very cute, and the original Bring It On!

At Rancho Carne High School, cheerleading is everything to student Torrance (Kirsten Dunst), who aching to be named head cheerleader of school squad the Toros, continuing the aggressive pursuit of dominance started by graduating member, Big Red (Lindsay Slone). Requiring a new cheerleader to help fill a gap caused by an accident, the squad welcomes Missy (Eliza Dushku) to the team, though the new student isn't sure her cynical ways are a good fit, while her brother, Cliff (Jesse Bradford), welcomes the assimilation, attracted to Torrance and her indefatigable spirit. When she realizes routines established by Big Red are actually stolen from the East Compton Clovers, led by icy Isis (Gabrielle Union), Torrance loses confidence, requiring support from the splintered Toros and outside influences as she attempts to rebuild what was lost.

Director Peyton Reed and screenwriter Jessica Bendinger (who tried to reheat her formula for 2006's "Stick It") favor bigness when it comes to the antics contained in "Bring It On." Summoning blinding cheerleading spirit, the production turns the quest for trophies into a cartoon, complete with aggressive close-ups and screamed line readings, while the writing retains finger-snap timing and an interest in developing its own vocabulary (e.g. Torrance demanding that the Toros are not a "cheerocracy"), always on the go in terms of characterization and plotting (a mid-movie detour with the Toros and a professional choreographer harboring an obsession with "spirit fingers" is amusing).

The rating I am giving is 10/10 for been Entertained sport film. The film isn't perfect, it has flaws. The Toros cheerleading squad should have win on the end of the film and they didn't. That move hurt the film. In all the sequels all cheerleading squad team won in this film they didn't. The film is good because of Kirsten Dunst. Believe it or not, it's been 15 years since everyone's favorite campy cheerleader movie, ​Bring It On​, debuted. Kirsten Dunst, aka captain Torrance Shipman, appeared on ​The Late Late Show With James Corden ​last night and talked about her first major lead role. "None of us knew it would become a hit," she says. "We were just a couple of young people in San Diego making a Universal film no one cared about.

10/10 Grade: A Studio: Beacon Communications Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford, Gabrielle Union, Clare Kramer Director: Peyton Reed Producers: Marc Abraham, Thomas Bliss Screenplay: Jessica Bendinger Rated: PG-13 Running Time: 1 Hr. 38 Mins. Budget: $10.000.000 Box Office: $68,379,000


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