Bring It On (2000) - Synopsis

Bring It On (2000)

"I'm sexy, I'm cute. I'm popular to boot. I'm bitchin'. Great hair. The boys all like to stare."

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.

Universal Pictures' and Beacon Pictures' 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.

The cast also includes: Clare Kramer, Nicole Bilderback (Can't Hardly Wait), Tsianina Joelson (MTV's The Daily Burn), Rini Bell (Road Trip (2000), Nathan West (Mighty Ducks 2), Huntley Ritter (Redemption High), and from the pop recording group Blaque, Natina Reed, Brandi Williams and Shamari Fears.

A hilarious look at fear and loathing in the cheerleading world, Bring It On is directed by Peyton Reed from an original screenplay by Jessica Bendinger. The film is produced by Marc Abraham and Thomas A. Bliss, with Armyan Bernstein, Max Wong, Caitlin Scanlon and Paddy Cullen executive producing. Shawn Maurer serves as director of photography, Sharon Lomofsky as production designer, Larry Bock as editor and Christophe Beck as composer.