Stick It

April 28th, 2006


Stick It

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After a run-in with the law, Haley Graham (Missy Peregrym) is forced to return to the world from which she fled some years ago. Enrolled in an elite gymnastics program run by the legendary Burt Vickerman (Jeff Bridges), Haley's rebellious attitude gives way to something that just might be called team spirit.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 6.0/10 (11,898 voted)

Critic's Score: 53/100

Director: Jessica Bendinger

Stars: Missy Peregrym, Jeff Bridges, Vanessa Lengies

Haley Graham is a former gymnast-turned-juvenile delinquent who, after one too many run-ins with the law, is forced to enroll at an elite gymnastics academy, the VGA in Houston, Texas which is run by the legendary Olympic gymnast Burt Vickerman. But the rebellious Haley is not welcomed into the academy by the other teenage gymnasts who despise her for walking out on her Junior Olympic team years earlier during a competition which cost them the gold medal. But Haley is not a docile person either and makes every effort to provoke conflicts with the other girls. Vickerman takes it upon himself to coach Haley in his own way to make her regain her self respect for the VGA's coming spot on the Gymnastic Nationals.

Jeff Bridges - Burt Vickerman
Missy Peregrym - Haley Graham
Vanessa Lengies - Joanne Charis
Nikki SooHoo - Wei Wei Yong
Maddy Curley - Mina Hoyt
Kellan Lutz - Frank
John Patrick Amedori - Poot
Mio Dzakula - Ivan
Svetlana Efremova - Dorrie
Jon Gries - Brice Graham
Gia Carides - Alice Graham
Tarah Paige - Tricia Skilken
Polly Holliday - Judge Westreich
Julie Warner - Mrs. Charis
Annie Corley - Officer Ferguson

Taglines: It's not called gym-nice-tics.


Official Website: Disney [United States] |

Release Date: 28 April 2006

Filming Locations: Fairfield, California, USA

Opening Weekend: $10,803,610 (USA) (30 April 2006) (2038 Screens)

Gross: $26,870,825 (USA) (23 July 2006)

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Did You Know?

Originally there were to be two sisters on the team played by Courtney and Kim Hirose, but Kim decided her senior year of high school would be more important so the sister characters were removed.

Continuity: Haley puts on pants when she leaves the gym during the break in the IG Classic. When she is shown re-entering the gym and walking to the beam, her pants have disappeared. After the beam routine, she picks up her pants from a chair off to the side. How did they get there?

Joanne: Vic, can we retire the old long-sleeved leotards? I have a constitutional right to bare arms.
Joanne: Woohoo, Bailey's back
Burt Vickerman: Joanne, go do your independent study.
Joanne: Well, doesn't she have to homeschool?
Haley Graham: Mina? Tell the foxymoron I got my GED when I was 15.
Mina Hoyt: Joanne, Haley got her GED when she was 15.
Joanne: What's with all the closed captioning? I'm not mute! And GED? What does drunk driving have to do with school?

User Review

Stick It to the Teen Movie

Rating: 6/10

So maybe it isn't an Oscar winner, but Stick It was, by far, certainly not the worst movie to hit theaters this year. No, Tristan & Isolde would take that honor. Still, I thought this movie was worth a review written by someone who was not so obviously a guy dragged to the theater by his girlfriend and by someone with some prior experience in the gymnastics world.

While this is not a movie that adults will credit as worth while, the younger generations (13-20) will certainly find it entertaining. The comedy, in my opinion, was well scripted and executed. The actors will not win any awards for their performances, but they were able to bring the characters to life and make them seem real.

The struggle shown for the girls in the gymnastics competitions is one that most competitors face. The judges are harsh and the rules, some of them, are ridiculous.

The movie is ultimately about overcoming the obstacles thrown in your life, finding someone who will believe in you no matter what, and realizing what is most important to you.

I would certainly recommend this movie.


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