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Cadet Kelly (2002)

A fashion-conscious youngster is horrified when she is forced to move to military school.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hilary Duff ... Kelly
Christy Carlson Romano ... Jennifer (as Christy Romano)
Gary Cole ... Sir
Shawn Ashmore ... Brad
Aimee Garcia ... Gloria
Linda Kash ... Samantha
Nigel Hamer ... Adam
Sarah Gadon ... Amanda
Andrea Lewis ... Carla
Joe Matheson Joe Matheson ... General Archer
Beverlee Buzon Beverlee Buzon ... Grace
Dalene Irvine Dalene Irvine ... Marie
Avery Saltzman Avery Saltzman ... Kevin
Christopher Tai Christopher Tai ... Sr. Cadet Officer
Josh Wittig Josh Wittig ... Cadet Bugler
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Storyline

As the clumsiest, most clueless cadet to enter George Washington Military Academy, Kelly seems to be fighting an uphill battle to fit in. But it's all out-out war when she butts heads with Cadet Captain Stone, a tough-as-nails, by-the-book "commanding officer" determined to break her spirit. Written by Ammodog69

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cadete Kelly See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Shawn Ashmore had to attend military school for 3 months, also taking voice lessons to be able to project as a cadet major. See more »

Goofs

When Kelly does her impromptu routine with Jennifer on the field, her rifle disappears. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kelly Collins: [narrating voice over] Hey, I always known there are some stories that have to be told, but I never realized my memoirs would be one of them.
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Referenced in Stick It (2006) See more »

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You Can Be Anything
Written,Produced & Arranged by Michèle Vice-Maslin & Chuck Wild' (I)'
Performed by Joelle James
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Lizzie Goes to Military School
19 September 2007 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

In Cadet Kelly, Hillary Duff takes her Lizzie McGuire character and does a Private Benjamin by going to military school. Instead of the cartoon Lizzie revealing her inner most thoughts for the audience, Duff does a narration over the action of the film.

To bond with her new stepfather, Gary Cole, who is a retired career army man, Duff is put in military school where Cole came from and where he's now the commandant.

A lot of the same situations that happen in comedies like Private Benjamin and even further back with Rosalind Russell's Never Wave at a WAC occur here. Nothing new added and Hillary Duff is certainly no Rosalind Russell, but she's an appealing young lady, if she wasn't that Lizzie McGuire series would not have run for any length of time.

Another Disney regular Christy Carlson Romano from Even Stevens is also along as Duff's military school tormentor, her Eileen Brennan.

It's not Citizen Kane or The Godfather, but there are worst ways to kill two hours than watching Cadet Kelly.


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