After a run-in with the law, Haley Graham (Missy Peregrym) is forced to return to the world from which she fled some years ago. Enrolled in an elite gymnastics program run by the legendary Burt Vickerman (Jeff Bridges), Haley's rebellious attitude gives way to something that just might be called team spirit.
Haley Graham is a former gymnast-turned-juvenile delinquent who, after one too many run-ins with the law, is forced to enroll at an elite gymnastics academy, the VGA in Houston, Texas which is run by the legendary Olympic gymnast Burt Vickerman. But the rebellious Haley is not welcomed into the academy by the other teenage gymnasts who despise her for walking out on her Junior Olympic team years earlier during a competition which cost them the gold medal. But Haley is not a docile person either and makes every effort to provoke conflicts with the other girls. Vickerman takes it upon himself to coach Haley in his own way to make her regain her self respect for the VGA's coming spot on the Gymnastic Nationals.Written by
The banners shown on the wall during the IG Classic gymnastics meet help enforce the idea that the meet is held in Houston, Texas (where VGA is located). Banners include the Houston Chronicle (local Houston newspaper), Texas Instruments, Blue Bell Ice Cream and State Farm Insurance.All of these are very prominent well known Texas corporations. See more »
When Hayley's on beam at the classic, she's doing a handstand, and a tear falls on the beam. When she rights herself, she has wet trails down her cheeks. The wetness from her tears should have been down her forehead, since she was upside down when she was crying. See more »
[Spying on Haley practicing bars]
Can you imagine making it all the way to Worlds and walking out? It's totally insane.
Wei Wei Yong:
I heard she was tanking her double pikes in warm-ups. I think she just choked.
I can hear you! and I'll kill you!
[the girls slink behind a stack of mats]
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Didn't know what to expect from this movie, the movie surprised me a lot. The first bit was slow and I thought it was going to be a bad movie but it really picked up and made me go "Whoa" I really enjoyed the acting of Missy Peregrym(Hailey), she really deserves to get more parts and I hope to see her in many future movies. None of the other actors really stood out, except for her.
The gymnastics were so good, and so well coordinated, you have to give kudos to the girls in the movie for doing all that. Pretty much every time I was amazed that they can do that, and I wonder what other people can do like that. Just spectacular.
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