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Sugar & Spice (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 26 January 2001 (USA)
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A popular high-school cheerleader becomes pregnant by the star quarterback and turns to crime to support her desired lifestyle.

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Francine McDougall

Writer:

Mandy Nelson

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marla Sokoloff ... Lisa Janusch
Marley Shelton ... Diane Weston
Melissa George ... Cleo Miller
Mena Suvari ... Kansas Hill
Rachel Blanchard ... Hannah Wald
Alexandra Holden ... Fern Rogers
Sara Marsh ... Lucy Whitman
James Marsden ... Jack Bartlett
Sean Young ... Mrs. Hill
W. Earl Brown ... Hank 'Terminator' Rogers
Adam Busch ... Geeky Guy
Jake Hoffman ... Ted
Nate Maher ... Chris
David Belenky David Belenky ... Bruce
Kevin Kling Kevin Kling ... Factory Worker
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Storyline

Jack and Diane were lovers, two crazy kids living in the heartlands. Airheaded Diane captains the cheerleading squad, who follow her through whatever she does. Jack is, of course, the football team's star quarterback. When Diane becomes pregnant, the two are thrown out of their homes and move into an apartment where they try to live on Jack's part-time salary from clerking at a video store. Meanwhile both continue in school - cheerleading and quarterbacking. When Diane realizes that they're not making it financially, she recruits the other cheerleaders to help her rob a bank. Their cheerleader oath of all for one commits them to helping her. A local hood gives them guns in exchange for their promise to put his homely daughter on the cheerleading squad. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Why would the most popular girl in school wear a mask? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sex-related humor and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sugar and Spice and Semiautomatics See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,891,176, 28 January 2001

Gross USA:

$13,305,101

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,923,761
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New Line Cinema See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The University of Minnesota dance team & cheerleaders as well as the Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders were cast as the B squad. See more »

Goofs

When the girls are in the bathroom before the pep rally, the bow in Diane's hair is blue. When we see the girls doing their cheer at the pep rally, the bow in Diane's hair is red. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Hill: Kansas, I'd like you to meet someone special.
[a lady comes up]
Kansas: Jesus Christ, Mom! It's bad enough you're in prison, but now i have to add p.s my moms a dyke too?
Mrs. Hill: Shut up! You mouthy little shit!
Kansas: Don't mouthy shit me, I'm outta here.
Mrs. Hill: Hold on a minute. Mink ain't my bitch if that's what you think. She's a specialist in banks.
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Connections

References Backdraft (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Papa Don't Preach
Written by Brian Elliot
Additional lyrics by Madonna
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Light-hearted dark comedy: I don't think so
12 July 2001 | by cofemugSee all my reviews

I had high expectations for this movie. I guess that they were a little too high, because this movie did not work. It started off great, being fast paced, biting, and just plain mean. Any movie where the parents of both the head cheerleader and the quarterback cheer about their marriage, but scream about their pregnancy...well, it can still suck.

The movie cared too much about its subjects. It had a heart for the cheerleaders (either that or it was the toning down after the shootings), and thus I didn't feel that the point of the movie was to laugh at them, but to laugh with them. This is like American Pie, where we laugh with the characters. Except the humor that could have worked was aimed at them, thus making a conflict and making many jokes not funny. Also, the timing was off on alot of the jokes. "You want to dust my a**" should have been funny, but it wasn't.

So, if you like the light-hearted dark comedy genre (of which there aren't too many...none that I can think of off the top of my head), see this movie, otherwise, stay to the biting satire of Bring it On.

3/10


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