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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.

Director:

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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Get ready to cheer for the _bad_ girls. 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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Trivia

Despite Playing Boyfriend/Girlfriend and parents of the same age James Marsden (Jack) is actually 8 months older then his onscreen girlfriend Marley Shelton (Diane) See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie when Lisa is in her Suburban, her hair is considerably darker and longer than it is while she's telling the story (which is in the same day). See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
On Screen Text: [the text that appears on screen] Hannah used her money to start a small business...
On Screen Text: ...the most successful riding school in the state.
On Screen Text: Fern grew into her looks.
On Screen Text: She used her money to travel the world.
On Screen Text: Kansas appealed her mother's case.
On Screen Text: The judge ruled that a woman in labor for 32 hours...
On Screen Text: ...could not be held responsible for her actions.
On Screen Text: Lucy graduated from Harvard
On Screen Text: ...and invented a pizza box.
[...]
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Connections

References 9½ Weeks (1986) See more »

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Shazam
Written by Mark Maher, Janet English and Damien Whitty
Performed by Spiderbait
Courtesy of Universal Records Australia
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You just have to have fun with this movie!
11 March 2002 | by mattymatt4everSee all my reviews

When I first saw this movie in theaters, I didn't think too highly of it. I didn't think it was terrible, yet I came out feeling dissatisfied. Maybe I was in a bad mood. Who knows? Well, it was Free Preview Weekend on Starz, so I checked this movie out again. And I watched it all three times they showed it. This time I had a lot more fun!

"Sugar and Spice" is far from great, and is certainly no gem, but it's enjoyable teen fluff with some good laughs. And let's face it, it centers on five sexy, scantily clad cheerleaders. If you're a guy...how much more can you ask for? This is the type of film that is made to satisfy both male and female viewers alike, kind of like "Coyote Ugly." The girls enjoy the dynamics of the female characters, the guys enjoy the beauty of the female characters. This is not as sexy as "Bring It On," but I'm still satisfied.

The humor is sometimes lame and heavy-handed, and the characters are all caricatures, but I never reached the point where I wanted to croak. The movie is overall pretty harmless. And there are some funny moments, including one where Mena Suvari goes to visit her mother (Sean Young) in prison. She asks her Mom for advice on robbing a bank. Her Mom blushes and says, "This is like asking me for help on your homework." And I have to give this movie credit: the teen characters aren't as dumb as they are in most of these movies.

"Sugar and Spice" is cute, lightweight entertainment and enables you to see five hot babes in short skirts. Sweet!

My score: 7 (out of 10)


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