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Stick It (2006)

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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.

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Jessica Bendinger
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Bridges ... Burt Vickerman
Missy Peregrym ... Haley Graham
Vanessa Lengies ... Joanne Charis
Nikki SooHoo ... Wei Wei Yong
Maddy Curley ... Mina Hoyt
Kellan Lutz ... Frank
John Patrick Amedori ... Poot
Mio Dzakula Mio Dzakula ... Ivan
Svetlana Efremova ... Dorrie
Jon Gries ... Brice Graham
Gia Carides ... Alice Graham
Tarah Paige Tarah Paige ... Tricia Skilken
Polly Holliday ... Judge Westreich
Julie Warner ... Mrs. Charis
Annie Corley ... Officer Ferguson
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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Taglines:

Defy and Conquer. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some crude remarks | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Disney [United States]

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pisando firme See more »

Filming Locations:

Fairfield, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,803,610, 30 April 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,870,825, 23 July 2006
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

2008 Olympic gold medalist, Nastia Liukin, has a cameo in this film. She was 'chosen to win' the uneven bar competition. See more »

Goofs

When Haley Graham got in the truck with those two guys, the front window was very dirty. When they switched the camera position, all of sudden, the front window became crystal clear which in the back window of the car it still has "wash me" on it. See more »

Quotes

Poot: [as Haley drives away] Did you catch that?
Frank: What, that I'm totally her favorite?
Poot: Dude, why do you always gotta bite my moment? It taste good?
Frank: [Slurps] Delicious!
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Connections

Featured in Missy Elliott: We Run This (2006) See more »

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Brain Stew
Written by Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool (as Frank Wright), Mike Dirnt (as Michael Pritchard)
Performed by Green Day
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Stick It to the Teen Movie
29 April 2006 | by taydiggitySee all my reviews

So maybe it isn't an Oscar winner, but Stick It was, by far, certainly not the worst movie to hit theaters this year. No, Tristan & Isolde would take that honor. Still, I thought this movie was worth a review written by someone who was not so obviously a guy dragged to the theater by his girlfriend and by someone with some prior experience in the gymnastics world.

While this is not a movie that adults will credit as worth while, the younger generations (13-20) will certainly find it entertaining. The comedy, in my opinion, was well scripted and executed. The actors will not win any awards for their performances, but they were able to bring the characters to life and make them seem real.

The struggle shown for the girls in the gymnastics competitions is one that most competitors face. The judges are harsh and the rules, some of them, are ridiculous.

The movie is ultimately about overcoming the obstacles thrown in your life, finding someone who will believe in you no matter what, and realizing what is most important to you.

I would certainly recommend this movie.


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