Bring It On: All or Nothing

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Bring It On : All or Nothing
BringItOnAllOrNothing.jpg
DVD cover
Directed bySteve Rash
Produced byDavid Roessell
Written byAlyson Fouse
StarringHayden Panettiere
Solange Knowles
Gus Carr
Marcy Rylan
Cindy Chiu
Giovonnie Samuels
Francia Almendárez
Gary Leroi Gray
Danielle Savre
Jessica Fife
Jake McDorman
Rihanna
Music byTranscenders
CinematographyVictor J. Kemper
Editing byDanny Saphire
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release datesAugust 8, 2006
Running time98 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
 
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Bring It On : All or Nothing
BringItOnAllOrNothing.jpg
DVD cover
Directed bySteve Rash
Produced byDavid Roessell
Written byAlyson Fouse
StarringHayden Panettiere
Solange Knowles
Gus Carr
Marcy Rylan
Cindy Chiu
Giovonnie Samuels
Francia Almendárez
Gary Leroi Gray
Danielle Savre
Jessica Fife
Jake McDorman
Rihanna
Music byTranscenders
CinematographyVictor J. Kemper
Editing byDanny Saphire
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release datesAugust 8, 2006
Running time98 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Bring It On: All or Nothing is the third installment in the Bring it On series of films that revolves around high school cheerleading. Directed by Steve Rash, the movie was released direct-to-DVD on August 8, 2006 by Universal Pictures.

This film, which is the second sequel to Bring It On, has a tenuous link to the previous films, featuring only a similar plot of competing cheerleading teams that have to try something different in order to win. There are no recurring cast members or canonical references to the previous films. However, the film stylistically refers to its predecessors in that it is the third in the Bring It On series to open with a choreographed musical number that turns out to be a dream sequence of the protagonist, and like all three films, the end credits feature outtakes and clips of the cast having fun dancing.

As shown in the outtakes, the film's working title was Bring It On Again.

The film was followed by another sequel titled Bring It On: In It to Win It, which was released direct-to-DVD in December 2007.

Plot[edit]

Britney Allen's living a 'dream life' as the cheerleading captain and girlfriend of the star quarterback of Pacific Vista High School. Her nemesis is the highly ambitious Winnie Harper. Her life changes dramatically when her father loses his job, and the family must relocate to the fictional city, Crenshaw Heights, which Britney, being the "White Girl", takes quite a while to adjust to.

She meets Camille, cheerleading captain of the Crenshaw Heights 'Warriors' and her friends and fellow cheerleaders, Kirresha and Leti. She also meets Jesse, a male cheerleader and the only person who is nice to her on her first day. Britney, at the urging of Winnie, has already vowed to never cheer for another team (as this would make her a 'cheer whore'), but after being dared by Camille and Jesse to show up at the cheerleading tryouts, Britney impresses everyone with her cheerleading skills and experience. Camille, after being persuaded by her friends to "do it for the squad," reluctantly invites her onto the squad. Britney and Jesse become close and eventually kiss.

Around this time, singer Rihanna announces a TV special where all high school cheerleading squads can compete, with the winners appearing in a music video with her and winning new computers for their school. Winnie finds out that Britney's cheering with the Warriors and reveals this to her friends. A week later, Britney lies to Camille, telling her that she can't cheer at the next game as she's holding a memorial service for her dead dog; she's actually Brad's date for Pacific Vista's Homecoming dance. Camille and Jesse arrive at Britney's to offer their condolences, and when they see Britney and Brad dressed up for the dance, Camille kicks her off the squad.

At the dance, Winnie reveals to everyone that she has been sleeping with Brad behind Britney's back and Britney dumps Brad on the spot, telling Winnie that she's "too much of a backstabber to have any real friends". The next day, which is the day of the auditions, Britney arrives at the Warriors' bus and comes to wish them good luck. When Winnie, with the rest of her team, makes fun of the Warriors, Britney stands up to Winnie and defends them. Camille, impressed by this, lets Britney cheer with them again. Jesse, however, is still mad at her for not admitting that she had a boyfriend, not even when they had kissed. Both of the rivaling teams show their performances. At the auditions, the two finalists are Pacific Vista and Crenshaw Heights. PV wows the audience with their routine and Camille starts getting worried.

Then Britney points out that all their steps are repetitive and that they have their secret weapon: Krumping. CH, now dressed in cargos, steps on stage during PV's performance and begins mirroring their steps. Finally, they begin krumping, wiping PV off the stage and impressing Rihanna with their own demonstration. After CH's performance ends, Winnie approaches Rihanna and insists that the Crenshaw Heights squad should be disqualified ("or arrested") for interrupting PV's routine. This leads to an argument between Winnie and the rest of the Pacific Vista squad, during which Britney notes, "Spirit Law states that if there's a cheer mutiny, a squad can vote to replace their captain."

Everyone present (even Rihanna and the Crenshaw Heights squad) votes to replace Winnie as the Pacific Vista High cheerleading captain. Winnie protests, dismissing CH's style as "ghetto," to which Rihanna responds that she judges a squad by their skills and not by where they come from. Rihanna ultimately selects Crenshaw Heights as the winners, and the Pacific Vista squad (with Britney's friend Amber as their new captain) comes forward to congratulate them. Britney and Jesse also make up, kissing backstage after their first performance. The movie ends with a made-for-movie music video of Rihanna's Pon de Replay with the Crenshaw Heights squad dancing in the background.

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Response[edit]

While the film was not released in cinemas, it was very successful for a straight-to-DVD feature. It sold more than 750,000 units (50% more than its predecessor Bring It On Again) and earned $12 million in its first week, the overall #3 in DVD sales that week. It was the second-highest debut of a live-action DVD premiere in history behind American Pie: Band Camp which was also from Universal Pictures and director Steve Rash.

The movie has also become a popular showing on American cable network ABC Family where it's frequently paired up with the original Bring It On as a part of a Double Feature Cheer-a-thon. ABC Family airs an alternate version suitable for television which has been mostly stripped of foul language and vulgarity.

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