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In Bodeen, Texas, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.

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Corbi
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Amber
Edward Austin Kelly ...
Pageant Coordinator
Mary Callaghan Lynch ...
Val
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Bliss Cavendar
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'Hot Tub' Johnny Rocket
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Pash
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Brooke Cavendar
Barbara Coven ...
Pageant Mother
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Shania Cavendar
Nina Kircher ...
Trudy
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Earl Cavendar
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Ronny
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Birdman
Douglas Minckiewicz ...
Colby (as Doug Minckewicz)
Michael Petrillo ...
Poindexter
Sean O'Reilly ...
Colby's Friend #2
Sam Zikakis ...
Colby's Friend #3
Kent Cummins ...
Atomic City Clerk #1
Sarah Yaeger ...
Atomic City Clerk #2
Chloe Trueheart ...
Atomic City Girl #1
Kyle Kentala ...
Atomic City Girl #2 (as Kyle 'Black Eyed Skeez' Kentala)
Genevieve Harrison ...
Atomic City Girl #3
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Oliver
John Eatherly ...
Oliver's Bandmate - 'Turbo Fruits'
Jonas Stein ...
Oliver's Bandmate - 'Turbo Fruits'
Max Van Peebles ...
Oliver's Bandmate - 'Turbo Fruits'
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Maggie Mayhem
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Bloody Holly
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Rosa Sparks
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Smashley Simpson
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Razor
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Iron Maven
Rusty Mewha ...
Holy Rollers Coach
Will Brick ...
Referee
Madge Levinson ...
Helen
Alexis O'Neill ...
Pocket Rocket
Eli Bleiler ...
Jaba the Slut
Kristen Adolfi ...
Manson Sister #1 (as Kristen 'Krissy Krash' Adolfi)
Rachel Piplica ...
Manson Sister #2 (as Rachel 'Iron Maiven' Piplica)
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Eva Destruction
LaTasha Pippen ...
Juana Beat'n (as Latasha Pippen)
Sydney Bennett ...
Kami Kaze
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Smashley's Fiancé
Brent Kyle ...
Savage
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Fight Attendants Coach
Claudia Rodgers ...
Mrs. Weaver
Wallace Bridges ...
Cop #1
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Terrifying Cop
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Cop #2
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Riley
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Rockabilly Roller Derby Fan (uncredited)
Max Bassett ...
Texas Bar Cowboy (uncredited)
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Bingo Bus Driver (uncredited)
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Derby Hopeful / Hot Tamale (uncredited)
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Derby Attendee (uncredited)
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Derby Fan (uncredited)
Gracie Denton ...
Extra (uncredited)
Julie DiJohn ...
Derby Fan (uncredited)
William C. Fox ...
Derby Fan (uncredited)
Erin Renee Frankfort ...
Derby Fan (uncredited)
Julia Garlotte ...
Pageant Girl (uncredited)
Nesti Gee ...
Derby Fan (uncredited)
Johnny Gel ...
Roller Derby Attendee (uncredited)
Penny Gibbs ...
Roller Derby Attendee (uncredited)
David Gibson ...
Cheering Fan (uncredited)
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Derby Fan (uncredited)
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Pageant Director (uncredited)
Doug Kolbicz ...
Derby Fan (uncredited)
Stacy Langenkamp ...
Adam (uncredited)
Diane M. Leach ...
Cowgirl Derby Fan (uncredited)
Lawrence W. Leach ...
Cowboy Derby Fan (uncredited)
Brent Mata ...
Guy Giving Keg Stands (uncredited)
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Derby Fan (uncredited)
Adam McNinch ...
Roller Derby Fan (uncredited)
Sarah O'Dea ...
Derby Fangirl (uncredited)
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Partygoer (uncredited)
Dwayne Roszkowski ...
Derby Fan (uncredited)
Jeffrey Scott Basham ...
Derby Fan (uncredited)
Jeff Solano ...
Derby Fan (uncredited)
Noah Stahl ...
Stunned Partygoer (uncredited)
Morris Lee Sullivan ...
Cowboy (uncredited)
Vincent Tran ...
Fanboy (uncredited)
Eric Tuchelske ...
Derby Fan (uncredited)
Joseph Victor ...
Roller Derby Fan (uncredited)

Directed by

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Drew Barrymore

Written by

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Shauna Cross ... (screenplay)
 
Shauna Cross ... (novel "Derby Girl")

Produced by

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Drew Barrymore ... producer
Nicole Brown ... co-producer
Peter Douglas ... executive producer
Joseph Drake ... executive producer (as Joe Drake)
Nancy Juvonen ... executive producer
Nathan Kahane ... executive producer
Kelli Konop ... co-producer
Jason Lust ... co-producer
Karyn McCarthy ... co-producer
Barry Mendel ... producer
Chris Miller ... executive producer
Kirsten Smith ... executive producer (as Kirsten 'Kiwi' Smith)

Music by

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The Section Quartet

Cinematography by

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Robert D. Yeoman ... director of photography (as Robert Yeoman)

Film Editing by

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Dylan Tichenor

Editorial Department

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Rick J. Brown ... co-colorist (as Rick Brown)
Stephanie Goldstein ... post-production assistant
Michael Hatzer ... digital intermediate colorist: Efilm
Kate Hickey ... apprentice editor
Natasha Leonnet ... digital intermediate colorist
Tim Maxwell ... digital transfer
Harry Muller ... color timer
Chris Patterson ... additional editor
Robert E. Phillips ... digital intermediate assistant producer: EFILM
Lisa Tutunjian ... digital intermediate editor

Casting By

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Justine Arteta ... (as Justine Baddeley)
Kim Davis-Wagner ... (as Kim Davis)

Production Design by

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Kevin Kavanaugh

Set Decoration by

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Meg Everist

Costume Design by

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Catherine Marie Thomas

Makeup Department

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Merribelle Anderson ... key hair stylist
Lauri Cuppetilli ... assistant makeup artist
Stephanie A. Fowler ... key makeup artist (as Stephanie Fowler)
Kimberly Jones ... makeup artist
Kimberley Kirkpatrick ... makeup artist
Eryn Krueger Mekash ... makeup department head (as Eryn Krueger)
Crystal Lambert ... hair stylist
Mike Mekash ... key makeup artist
Jeannette Moriarty ... hair stylist
Darylin Nagy ... makeup artist: Austin
Barbara Olvera ... hair department head
Sarah Strong ... additional hair
John Tarro ... hair stylist
Vicki Vacca ... makeup artist
Carolyn Tolley ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Kate Amer ... production supervisor
Kevin Flatow ... assistant production manager
Jack Schuster ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tony Adler ... first assistant director: second unit
Ryan Craig ... second assistant director
Valerie Johnson ... second second assistant director
Mike Livanos ... second assistant director: second unit
Jack Steinberg ... first assistant director: second unit
Dylan Tichenor ... second unit director
Jonathan Watson ... first assistant director

Art Department

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J. Todd Anderson ... storyboard artist
Jason Bartolone ... general foreman
Troy Borisy ... leadman
David Brayman ... props
Jim Buford ... set dresser
Jeff Butcher ... property master
Amy Graham ... assistant property master
James Jones ... track designer
Brent Kyle ... graphic designer
Robert Ludemann ... graphic designer: props
Keith Allan Miller ... set dresser
Matthew J. Norskog ... on-set dresser
Joe Ondrejko ... construction coordinator
Hollywood Nick Pagani ... picture car coordinator
Gordon Lorne Peck Jr. ... standby painter (as Gordon Peck Jr.)
Brittin Richter ... props
Sharon Roggio ... art department coordinator
Jacquelyn Ryan ... art department production assistant
Mark Sanger ... set dresser
Kim Thrasher ... property master: second unit

Sound Department

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Marco Alicea ... digital transfer
Matt Andrews ... play back operator
James Austin ... engineering services
Christopher Barnett ... additional re-recording mixer
Jeremy Bowker ... foley recordist
Tim Burby ... digital editorial services
C. Douglas Cameron ... boom operator
Frank Clary ... assistant supervising sound editor / foley mixer
Graham Colwell ... additional adr recordist
John Countryman ... digital transfer
David O. Daniel ... sound mixer: Texas unit
Jamison Empey ... post production sound accountant
Sean England ... foley artist
Pascal Garneau ... foley editor
Justin Herman ... sound engineer
Ellen Heuer ... foley artist
Matt Hovland ... adr mixer
David C. Hughes ... sound effects editor (as David Hughes)
David Hunter ... digital editorial services
Mike Lane ... client services
Jared Marshack ... sound mixing recordist
Zach Martin ... recordist
Steve Morris ... engineering services
Gordon Ng ... client services
Tim Nielsen ... sound effects editor
Whit Norris ... sound mixer
Jordan O'Neill ... dts sound mastering engineer
Eva Porter ... client services
Brian Power ... additional adr recordist
Christopher Scarabosio ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Jurgen Scharpf ... mix technician
George E. Simpson Jr. ... boom operator
Dean St. John ... adr mixer
Kevin J. Summers ... sound utility
Bartek Swiatek ... additional sound utility
John Torrijos ... video services
Marshall Winn ... dialogue editor
Greg Zimmerman ... adr recordist
Scott R. Lewis ... mix technician (uncredited)
Clint Smith ... recordist (uncredited)
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Ken Gorrell ... special effects coordinator
Russell Tyrrell ... special effects foreman

Visual Effects by

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Dick Edwards ... visual effects supervisor: Invisible Effects

Stunts

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Jeffrey J. Dashnaw ... stunt coordinator
Dan Flannigan ... stunts
Kristen Garcia ... utility stunts (as Krissy Kat)
Nikki Hester-Jose ... stunt double: Drew Barrymore (as Nikki Hester)
Damita Jane Howard ... stunt double (as Damita Howard)
Dana Reed ... lead stunt double
James Ryan ... stunt player

Camera and Electrical Department

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Adam Barth ... key video assist
John Boccaccio ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Will Brick ... loader: 2nd Unit
Chul Hee Cho ... grip
Wallace Michael Chrouch ... PR photography
Scott Conn ... electrician
Chris Dame ... technocrane operator
Jaime Dawkins ... technocrane operator
Shannon DeWolfe ... loader
Stephen Drinon ... a camera: dolly grip
John Eschberger ... electrician
Eli Everhard ... lighting technician
Neil Fraser ... key grip: Austin
Joseph Guerino ... rigging gaffer
Bill Hong ... camera car operator
Casey Hotchkiss ... camera operator
Brad Irvin ... best boy grip: second unit
Robert Janecka ... electrician
Janet Jensen ... electrician
John C. Johnson ... rigging grip
Brian Kelly ... rigging electrician
Brad Knopf ... electrician: 2nd Unit
Kenny Kondratko ... grip
Peter Kuttner ... first assistant camera: second unit
Thomas D. Lairson Jr. ... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Thom Lairson)
Morgan Michael Lewis ... key grip
Colleen Lindl ... additional second assistant camera
Jimmy Lindsey ... director of photography: second unit
Lance Mayer ... libra head technician
Matthew McGinn ... film loader: Austin Unit
Darren Michaels ... unit still photographer
Joe Miller ... grip
Cory O'Dea ... grip
Todd 'Chin' Piepenbrok ... rigging electrician
Trevor Rios ... second assistant camera: red unit / second assistant: second unit
Chris Ritter ... lighting technician
John S. Robertson ... second grip
Jim Rogers ... best boy electric
Dick Saunders ... film loader: Austin unit
David A. Seekins ... assistant camera
Robert Settlemire ... camera operator: underwater scenes
Peter Simonite ... camera operator
Don Sustrich ... electrician
Steve Urban ... grip: austin
John Vecchio ... gaffer
Ezra Venetos ... best boy grip: Texas Crew
Keith Wandrei ... electrician
John Wendling ... dolly grip
Scott Wetzel ... video assist
Bill Wilkes ... grip
Santiago Yniguez ... bodymount technician
Harry Zimmerman ... first assistant camera: "b" camera

Casting Department

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Sarah Dowling ... extras casting: Texas
Rose Gilpin ... extras casting
Freya Krasnow ... casting assistant
Kathy Mooney ... casting: Michigan
Jacquelyn Palmquist ... casting associate
Janet Pound ... casting: Michigan
Kathy Remski ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jodi Baldwin ... wardrobe supervisor
Cynthia Bond ... set costumer
Danielle Cadorette ... costume shop supervisor
Mickey Carleton ... assistant costume designer
Cindy Chu ... costume assistant (as Cindy Choo)
Kent Cummins ... wardrobe
Kristi Hoffman ... set costumer
Stacy Lauwers ... set costumer
Bernadine Vida ... costumer: extras

Location Management

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Stephen Andrzejewski ... key assistant location manager
Dustin Daniels ... assistant location manager
Jose Angel Hernandez ... location manager: Austin unit
Caitlin Ringness ... assistant location manager
Phil VanSpronsen ... location assistant / location manager: second unit
Desirae Wallace ... locations assistant: Austin unit

Music Department

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Jessica Dolinger ... music licensing
Jim Dunbar ... music coordinator
Robert Miller ... composer: additional music
Randall Poster ... music supervisor
Ronald J. Webb ... music editor

Transportation Department

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Christina Cooper ... transportation office coordinator (as Christina Schmidt)
Robert Foster Jr. ... driver: honeywagon
William Hissong ... driver
John McLaughlin ... transportation coordinator
Robert Middendorff ... driver
Hardy Ophuls ... transportation co-captain: Los Angeles
Franco Rea ... teamster driver
Timothy Schewee ... transportation co-captain
David Schmidt ... transportation captain

Other crew

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David Artushin ... production staff
Alexis Auditore ... assistant: Ms. Konop
Jennifer Barbee ... roller derby trainer
Chris Basham ... web design/build
Kevin Boyd ... computer/video operator
Rebecca Boyle ... script supervisor
Kyle Calvin Campbell ... production assistant: second unit (as Kyle Campbell)
Michele Campbell ... production secretary
Todd F. Campbell ... production assistant
Alex Capaldi ... travel coordinator
Alexandra Cohen ... roller derby trainer
Alison Cohen ... production counsel (as Alison S. Cohen)
Luke Crawford ... production assistant: Austin unit
Adam Cuthbert ... production assistant
Darell Day ... production assistant
Jesse Dean ... production assistant
Tara Dean ... production legal
Sara Denson ... production secretary: Texas
Neal Dusedau ... assistant: Mr. Mendel
C. Kyle Eckles ... craft service
Ezekiel Alexander Enriquez ... production assistant (as Ezekiel Alexander)
Aaron Ensweiler ... assistant: Ms. Brown
Dan Eppley ... production assistant
Rob Fegen ... production coordinator
Todd D. Filener ... set medic: pre-production
Geoffrey Frost ... set production assistant
Wendy Gaboury ... tax credit consultant
Tairon Gaffney ... craft service
James Greiner ... security manager
Valerie Higgins ... production office assistant (as Valerie Meloche)
Mason Hughes ... assistant: Mr. Miller
Alexandra Jorgensen ... production assistant
Laura King ... set medic
Brent Kyle ... assistant: Drew Barrymore
Daniella LaGraff ... accounting clerk
Ashley Lewis ... assistant: Mr. Kahane
Kana LiVolsi ... set production assistant: Austin
Gabriella Ludlow ... production legal
Christie Mattull ... insurance services
Laura Maurer ... assistant: Ms. Juvonen
Rob McEntegart ... executive vice president, business affairs: Mandate Pictures
Bryan Meganck ... craft service assistant
Megan Meganck ... key craft service
Brian Murphy ... production assistant: Austin, Texas
Karen S. Neasi ... product placement
Chris O'Hara ... key set production assistant
Bill Oaks ... insurance claims accountant
Jason Ormand ... set production assistant: Austin
Harley Pasternak ... fitness trainer
Rob Pellecchia ... production counsel
Constance Pierce-Winters ... production assistant (as Constance Pierce Winters)
Shane Pritchett ... office production assistant
Karen Ramirez ... production coordinator: Texas
Michael Ridley ... assistant: Ms. McCarthy
Brendt Rioux ... production assistant
Jason Roby ... key set production assistant: second unit
Babe Ruthless ... technical consultant
Christine Santiago Drake ... assistant: Mr. Mendel (as Christine Santiago)
Jackie Saygan ... assistant accountant
Erin Smith ... roller derby trainer
Kelly Dean Smith ... assistant: Ms. Barrymore
Spooky Stevens ... unit publicist
Heather Tyler ... post production accountant
Marc T.S. Zakalik ... production assistant
Kana LiVolsi ... production assistant (uncredited)
Trina Naz ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Miguel Arteta ... thanks
Jaid Barrymore ... special thanks
Gretchen Driskell ... special thanks: The City of Saline, Michigan Mayor
Jason Hughley ... the producers wish to thank
Justin Long ... thanks
Steven Spielberg ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In a town near Austin, Bliss Cavendar's strong-willed mom believes Bliss, at 17, can win pageants - the key to a happy life. Bliss isn't the beauty pageant type: she's shy, quiet, and has just one friend, Pash, her fellow waitress at a diner. Things change for Bliss when she discovers a women's roller derby league in Austin, tries out, proves to be whip fast, and makes a team. Now she needs to become someone tough on the rink, keep her parents from finding out where she goes twice a week, and do something about a first crush, on a musician she meets at the derby. Meanwhile, mom still sees Bliss as Miss Bluebonnet. Things are on a collision course; will everyone get banged up? Written by

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Taglines Be Your Own Hero See more »
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Also Known As
  • Derby Girl (United States)
  • Whip It! (United States)
  • Roller Girls Diary (Japan, English title)
  • Bliss (France)
  • Roller Girl - Manchmal ist die schiefe Bahn der richtige Weg (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 111 min
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Box Office

Budget $15,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $4,650,812, 04 Oct 2009
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $16,633,035, 10 Dec 2009

Did You Know?

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Trivia The Manson Sisters were played by Rachel Piplica and Kristen Adolfi - better known as Iron Maiven and Krissy Krash of the Los Angeles Derby Dolls. The pair skated for the Hurl Scouts in the film and in real life skate for the Tough Cookies, the team on which the Scouts were based. See more »
Goofs In several parking lots, multiple parked cars do not have front license plates. Texas requires cars to have front car license plates. But Michigan, where the film was shot, does not have front car license plates. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince/(500) Days of Summer/Homecoming (2009). See more »
Soundtracks Knocked Up See more »
Crazy Credits Bloopers run during closing credits. See more »
Quotes Bliss Cavendar: [helping Pash to the toilet] Come on, let's get this out.
Pash: [belches low] It's cool. I swallowed it.
Bliss Cavendar: Come on, just stick your fingers down your throat. You'll feel better.
Pash: No! You stick your fingers down YOUR throat.
Bliss Cavendar: ...Pash... you ever thought... about your parents making love... your dad's naked body...
Pash: ...WHAT?
Bliss Cavendar: His balls jiggling... sweaty?
Pash: nnoo!
[throws up, heaving]
Pash: [whimpers] That's not fair!
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