Southern California high school senior Carson arrives at the all-important "Cheer Camp Nationals" determined to lead her squad, the West High Sharks, to victory. But chic New Yorker Brooke and her team, the East High Jets, are equally steadfast in their pursuit of the competition's coveted "Spirit Stick." As tension mounts between the two rival squads, Carson falls for fellow cheerleader Penn, not realizing he's a Jet. When Brooke discovers the budding romance, she raises the stakes by challenging Carson to a one-on-one cheer-off. A spectacular "cheer fighting" sequence erupts into a no-holds-barred brawl and cheerleaders on both sides are suspended from the competition. With their dreams of taking home the top prize all but shattered, the leaders of both squads realize they'll have to take drastic measures to stay in the game.
Did You Know?
The primary rivalry in this film is between the "Sharks" and the "Jets", a reference to the rival gangs in West Side Story
(1961). See more
In the opening credits, the blue team comes in from the left and the red team from the right but when the camera zooms in closer it's the opposite. See more
This is like a total cheer-clipse of the sun!
References West Side Story
Written by Hilary Duff
, Kara DioGuardi
, Chico Bennett and Richard 'Humpty' Vission
Performed by Hilary Duff
Courtesy of Hollywood Records See more