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Gotta Kick It Up! (2002)

TV-G | | Comedy, Drama, Family | TV Movie 26 July 2002
A school dance team get a new lease of life thanks to a teacher who lets them in on the secret of Latin rhythms for a big competition.

Director:

Ramón Menéndez

Writers:

Meghan Cole (story), Nancy De Los Santos (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Camille Guaty ... Daisy
America Ferrera ... Yolanda
Jhoanna Flores Jhoanna Flores ... Alyssa (as Joanna Flores)
Suilma Rodriguez ... Marisol
Sabrina Wiener Sabrina Wiener ... Esmeralda
Miguel Sandoval ... Principal Zavala
Erik Alexander Gavica Erik Alexander Gavica ... Chuy
Susan Egan ... Heather Bartlett
Elizabeth Sung ... Ms. Kim
Gina Gallego ... Alyssa's Mother
Gerry Del Sol ... Alyssa's Father
Valente Rodriguez ... Mr. Reyna
Anita Ortega Anita Ortega ... Mrs. Reyna
Yvonne Farrow ... Lynell
Ahmad Stoner ... Gomez
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Storyline

This was going to be the first year that Marshal Middle School was not going to have a dance team. All that changes when the new Biology teacher, Ms. Bartlett, agrees to be the coach. Now the girls need to prove that they are ready to compete and are able to win; not only to themselves, but to their parents and coach. Using the chant "si, se puede" or "yes, I can" the Dance team builds their confidence to perform. Written by Anonymous

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Yes We Can!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gotta Kick It Up! See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Disney Channel See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is one of only a few 'based on a true story' movies that the Disney Channel has ever created. See more »

Goofs

After the first competition, Alyssa is telling Esmeralda this is the most embarrassing day of her life with her parents there. She makes the mistake of calling Esmeralda by Alyssa. See more »

Quotes

Daisy: Mrs. Bartlett says that since she quit she spends every day wondering about what would have happened if she'd stayed. Every day Chuy! I don't want to wonder I want to know!
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Totally Sweet!
10 November 2005 | by jennifer_lathanSee all my reviews

I loved this movie, the story is empowering and encouraging to those that need someone to believe in them. It's important for girls to have an outlet for their creative energy. The girls have great spirit, drive, and work hard for what they want, and that can be a deadly combo. While the girls make some errors in judgment going behind the teacher's back, the teacher shouldn't have let her issues hold back her encouraging the girls to succeed! Once the coach and the girls started working together they made a great team. they show what hard work talent and determination can get you. I was very impressed with this film and it's one of my favorites


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