Bring It On


Bring It On

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Despite the formulaic, fluffy storyline, this movie is surprisingly fun to watch, mostly due to its high energy and how it humorously spoofs cheerleading instead of taking itself too seriously.



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The hard work, dedication, and personal politics behind "rah rah rah!" and "sis boom bah!" go under the microscope in this engaging teen comedy. Torrance Shipman (Kirsten Dunst) discovers that being captain of her San Diego high school's six-time championship-winning cheerleading squad is more complicated than she had imagined. Torrance's parents want her to spend more time on her homework, her boyfriend wants her to spend more time with him, and she learns that the squad's former captain stole some of their best routines from other teams -- and that Isis (Gabrielle Union), captain of a top squad at a crosstown, inner-city high school, plans to fight back this year. To make things worse, when one of the cheerleaders is injured, Torrance is forced to replace her with Missy (Eliza Dushku), a cynical new kid who is involved only because the school doesn't offer gymnastics. In the midst of this chaos, with the national championship around the corner, Torrance couldn't have picked a worse time to fall in love with Cliff (Jesse Bradford), a classmate who cares a lot more about punk rock than school spirit. Dunst trained with a cheerleading squad for her role, though a double performed the more complicated stunts. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Kirsten Dunst
as Torrance Shipman
Eliza Dushku
as Missy Pantone
Jesse Bradford
as Cliff Pantone
Clare Kramer
as Courtney
Rini Bell
as Kasey
Natina Reed
as Jenelope
Holmes Osborne
as Bruce Shipman
Sherry Hursey
as Christine Shipman
Cody McMains
as Justin Shipman
David Edwards
as Toros Tight End
Ashley Howard
as Toros Quarterback
Nikole Lee Amateau
as New Pope Cheerleader No. 1
Clementine Ford
as New Pope Cheerleader No. 2
Grant Thompson
as Costa Mesa Quarterback
Leonard Clifton
as Costa Mesa Linebacker
Marie Lynn Wise
as Argumentative Girl
Dru Mouser
as Been-Crying-for-Hours Girl
Tracy Pacheco
as Rappin' White Girl
Alicia Michelle Sassano
as Be-Aggressive Girl
Natasha Soll
as Start-Over Girl
Ryan Drummond
as Theatre Boy
Paullin Wolfe
as Tiny Tot Cheerleader
David E. Willis
as Emcee No. 1
Beth LaMure
as Emcee No. 2
Anne Fletcher
as Event Coordinator
Doug Waldo
as UCA Official
Annie Hinton
as High-Strung Mom
Louise Gallagher
as Class Monitor
Clay Edmond Kraski
as Football Announcer
Daniella Kuhn
as TV Reporter
Aloma Wright
as Pauletta
Paul Bloom
as TV Commentator
Jodi Harris
as Cheer Coach
Nectar Rose
as Nervous Cheerleader
Hilary Salvatore
as Toothless Cheerleader
Elizabeth Johnson
as Confident Cheerleader
Riley Smith
as Guy Cheerleader
Carla Mackauf
as Aaron's Lover
Anna Lisa Mendiola
as Clover Cheerleader
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