Stick It

Stick It

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Director: Jessica Bendinger

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym, Vanessa Lengies

     
 

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A cocky teenager learns some important lessons about playing by her own rules in this comedy drama. Haley Graham (Missy Peregrym) is a gifted 17-year-old gymnast with a strong rebellious streak -- strong enough that she walked away from her teammates on the eve of a major international tournament because she'd had enough of the rigidSee more details below

Overview

A cocky teenager learns some important lessons about playing by her own rules in this comedy drama. Haley Graham (Missy Peregrym) is a gifted 17-year-old gymnast with a strong rebellious streak -- strong enough that she walked away from her teammates on the eve of a major international tournament because she'd had enough of the rigid regimentation of Team U.S.A. After experiencing a scrape with the law with her extreme-cycling friends, Haley is given an unusual sentence -- attending the Vickerman Gymnastics Academy, a world-class training facility run by Burt Vickerman (Jeff Bridges), who has led some of the world's greatest gymnasts to championship status. Haley makes no secret of her dislike of life at Vickerman's, and her fellow athletes aren't about to forgive her just yet for letting down her teammates. But while Vickerman makes clear things are to be done his way, he respects Haley's talent, and together she shows him and her new teammates how to follow the rules while still expressing your individuality. Also starring Tarah Paige and Vanessa Lengies, Stick It was the first directorial credit for Jessica Bendinger, who wrote the critically praised teen comedy Bring It On.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
If the women’s gymnastics film Stick It calls to mind the cheerleader flick Bring It On, the comparison isn’t accidental: The films share a writer, Jessica Bendinger, who steps up to director with this entertaining feature. After a run-in with the law, disgraced former gymnast Haley Graham (Missy Peregrym) is ordered to serve out her probationary period in the world she fled years before. Enrolled in an elite gymnastics program run by legendary trainer Burt Vickerman (Jeff Bridges), she initially retains her rebellious attitude but eventually wins the respect of her fellow athletes. With the exception of the ever-reliable Bridges -- perfectly cast as the no-nonsense coach -- the performers aren’t as diverting as the spunky cast of Bring It On. Stick It does, however, feature some awe-inspiring displays of gymnastics, and the DVD extras, rather than focusing primarily on behind-the-scenes glimpses, are geared to fans of this exacting, physically demanding sport. Others will simply enjoy the uplift of this solid directorial debut.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/15/2009
UPC:
0786936795639
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Touchstone / Disney
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:43:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeff Bridges Burt Vickerman
Missy Peregrym Haley Graham
Vanessa Lengies Joanne Charis
Nicki SooHoo Wei Wei Yong
Maddy Curley Mina Hoyt
Kellan Lutz Frank
John Patrick Amedori Poot
Mio Dzakula Ivan
Svetlana Efremova Dorrie
Jon Gries Actor
Gia Carides Actor
Tarah Paige Tricia
Polly Holliday Actor
Julie Warner Actor
Bart Connor Actor
Tim Daggett Actor
Elfi Schlegel Actor
John Kapelos Actor
Alicia Saari Lacey
Tacia VanVleet Actor

Technical Credits
Jessica Bendinger Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Steve Adcock Camera Operator
Spring Aspers Musical Direction/Supervision
Douglas Axtell Sound/Sound Designer
Gary Barber Executive Producer
Roger Birnbaum Executive Producer
Allison Burnett Co-producer
Chris Cornwell Art Director
David Crockett Executive Producer
Bruce Curtis Production Designer
Derek Evans Executive Producer
Jonathan Glickman Executive Producer
Gail Goldberg Casting
Hi-Hat Choreography
Al Hobbs Set Decoration/Design
Donald Jones Choreography
Marty Kudelka Choreography
Kate Lacey Casting
Gail Lyon Producer
Neal Norton Camera Operator
Daryn Okada Cinematographer
Carol Ramsey Costumes/Costume Designer
Marcia Ross Casting
Mike Simpson Score Composer
Troy T. Takaki Editor
Liz Tigelaar Associate Producer
Lars P. Winther Asst. Director
Paul Ziert Consultant/advisor

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Stick It
1. Opening Credits / Extreme Chalanges
2. Welcome to the VGA
3. "Nowhere Else to Go"
4. Training Hard
5. In-House Competition
6. The Classic
7. Restitution
8. A Daughter's Defiance
9. Playing by Their Rules
10. Taking Control
11. Haley's Triumph
12. End Credits

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