The Watching Hour: Bring It On
USA, 2000, 98 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Comedy, Coming of Age, Sports, Teen Flick
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35mm presentation - The Toro cheerleading squad from Rancho Carne High School in San Diego has got spirit, spunk, sass and a killer routine that's sure to land them the national championship trophy for the sixth year in a row. But for newly-elected team captain Torrance (Kirsten Dunst), the Toros' road to total cheer glory takes a shady turn when she discovers that their perfectly-choreographed routines were in fact stolen from the Clovers, a hip-hop squad from East Compton, by the Toro's former captain.
While the Toros scramble to come up with a new routine, the Clovers, led by squad captain Isis (Gabrielle Union) have their own problems-coming up with enough money to cover their travel expenses to the championships. With time running out and the pressure mounting, both captains drive their squads to the point of exhaustion: Torrance, hell bent on saving the Toros' reputation, and Isis more determined than ever to see that the Clovers finally get the recognition that they deserve. But only one team can bring home the title, so may the best moves win.
Bring It On is a comedy about two rival cheerleading squads who are butting heads-and busting moves-to see to it that nothing stands in their way from making it to the top.
Kirsten Dunst (The Virgin Suicides) leads a cast of young, breakout talent as Torrance, the effervescent and eternally optimistic captain of the Toros. Gabrielle Union (She's All That (1999)) plays Isis, the driven and dedicated captain of their cross-town rivals, the Clovers. Eliza Dushku (the WB's Buffy The Vampire Slayer) stars as Missy, a transfer student whose gymnastic talents and tart tongue spice up the Toros. And Jesse Bradford (A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries) appears as Missy's cynical, Clash-loving brother Cliff, who Torrance absolutely, totally does not have a crush on.... at least that's what she keeps telling herself.
DIRECTOR: Peyton Reed
Principal Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford, Nathan West, Gabrielle Union
US Distributor: Universal Pictures