Bring It On: In It to Win It

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Bring It On: In It To Win It
Bring it On - In it to Win it cover.jpg
DVD cover
Directed bySteve Rash
Produced byWayne Morris
Charlie Lyons
Armyan Bernstein
Written byAlyson Fouse
Elena Song
StarringAshley Benson
Michael Copon
Cassie Scerbo
Jennifer Tisdale
Music byTony DiMito
CinematographyLevie Issacks
Editing byKimberly Mullen
Mark Mullen
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Beacon Communications
Release dates12 December 2007
18 December 2007
Running time90 minutes
CountryAustralia
United States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$5 million
 
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Bring It On: In It To Win It
Bring it On - In it to Win it cover.jpg
DVD cover
Directed bySteve Rash
Produced byWayne Morris
Charlie Lyons
Armyan Bernstein
Written byAlyson Fouse
Elena Song
StarringAshley Benson
Michael Copon
Cassie Scerbo
Jennifer Tisdale
Music byTony DiMito
CinematographyLevie Issacks
Editing byKimberly Mullen
Mark Mullen
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Beacon Communications
Release dates12 December 2007
18 December 2007
Running time90 minutes
CountryAustralia
United States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$5 million

Bring It On: In It to Win It is a 2007 teen film directed by Steve Rash and starring Ashley Benson, Michael Copon and Cassie Scerbo. It is the fourth film in the Bring It On franchise, which focuses on competitive cheerleading. It was shot at Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, United States. It was released direct-to-video on 18 December 2007 in the United States and had a television premier on 20 January 2008 on ABC Family.

This film has a tenuous link to the previous films in the series, featuring only a similar plot of competitive cheer teams that have to try something different in order to win. There are no recurring cast members or canonical references to the previous films. Only Steve Rash, who also directed the previous film, All or Nothing, returns to direct this sequel. The film stylistically refers to its predecessors in that it opens with a choreographed routine that turns out to be a dream sequence of the protagonist and the end credits feature outtakes and clips of the cast having fun dancing.

Plot[edit]

The West Coast Sharks Cheerleading Squad, led by Carson (Ashley Benson), are attending Camp Spirit-Thunder where they're confronted by their arch-rivals, the East Coast Jets Cheerleading Squad, led by Brooke (Cassie Scerbo). Both are fierce rivals because each is the best on its respective coast; however, the Jets have beaten the Sharks at the annual Cheer Camp Championships for the previous three years in a row.

On her first day at camp, Carson meets and hits it off with Penn (Michael Copon). They trade phone numbers, neither knowing the other is a member of their arch-rival squad. When Carson eventually does find out that Penn is a Jet, she gives him up although she really likes him.

As part of the Camp Spirit-Thunder ritual, the West Coast Sharks are given the Spirit Stick, a "special" cheerleading item that they have to guard fiercely. Carson agrees to watch the Spirit Stick when her friends leave for a poker game, but she forgets about it when Penn arrives to ask her out. They go to a nearby amusement park and spend time together, notably riding the Double Dragons (Dueling Dragons) rollercoaster at Universal's Islands of Adventure. At this time, Penn confesses his darkest secret to Carson: he forced his team to raise money for him to go to the camp so that his father wouldn't find out he is a cheerleader.

Carson's friends return to her room, but find both her and the Spirit Stick missing. They search for her, eventually finding her dancing with Penn. At this time Brooke and her friends also see the duo. When the Sharks reveal that the Spirit Stick is gone, Carson accuses the Jets of sending Penn to lure her away, and she angrily announces to all, Penn's secret. The Sharks are worried, because losing the Spirit Stick means they are "cursed."

The Sharks decided to hold a ceremony to ask the "Cheer Gods" for forgiveness. They are interrupted when the Jets arrive, and the squads have a "cheer-rumble". This scene is similar to the scene in West Side Story (1961 film starring Natalie Wood) in which rival gangs named the Sharks and Jets face off. The authorities arrive, and in the ensuing melee, a number of members from both teams become injured. Both squads are forced to leave the camp as neither one has enough members to compete. But before they can board their respective buses, Carson suggests to Brooke that they combine into a single squad to compete at the Cheer Camp Championship. Though reluctant at first, the squads come together as the "East-West Coast Shets," complete with new uniforms made through patching their old uniforms together. The two teams slowly bond, while Carson works on repairing her relationship with Penn.

The Shets sneak into Camp Victory, the rival of Camp Spirit-Thunder, to scope Camp Victory's star team, the Flamingos. After seeing their impressive performance, Carson devises a new routine, inspired by the Double Dragon ride at that amusement park. On the day of the competition, the Shets perform their routine perfectly, winning the competition outright. Carson and Penn kiss on the mat in the middle of the celebrations, and it is revealed that Camp Victory are the ones responsible for stealing the Spirit Stick.

The end credits feature clips of the cast dancing "all over the world", while the singer Ashley Tisdale, who is the sister of Jennifer Tisdale, performs her single "He Said She Said."

Cast[edit]

Songs[edit]

#TitleArtist
1."He Said She Said"Ashley Tisdale
2."Spin The World"Transcenders featuring Tracey Amos
3."It's On"Superchick
4."Stand Up for Rock n' Roll"Airbourne
5."Sangria"I.Q.
6."Ride"Diana Page
7."Red Hot"Maslin Vice
8."Conga"Gloria Estefan
9."Swaggeriffic"Verbz
10."Get_Me_Bodied (Remix ft. Fabolous)"Beyoncé
11."Ay Chico (Lengua Afuera)"Pitbull (rapper)
12."Never Stop"Hilary Duff
13."Red Sky Misery Song"Radial Bliss
14."Butterball"Lauren Mayhew
15."Don't you Think I'm Hot"Jennifer Tisdale
16."'Boom Da Boom"Sean Van Der Wilt
17."Be Good To Me"Ashley Tisdale
18."Return to Terrordome"Easy D & O.C.
19."Division / ÷"Aly & AJ
20."Together like 1,2,3"Latin Soul Syndicate
21."Shake Your Boomkey"Noel Cohen
22."Coming For You"JoJo
23."Find Yourself In You"Everlife
24."Whatever It Takes"Samantha Ray
25."Get Up (Heelside Mix)"Superchick
26."Just Us"Transcenders Meets Aaron B.
27."Like That"Transcenders Meets Aaron B.
28.Cheer TV ThemeTony DiMaio
29.Hawaiian Tiki MusicJeremy Sweet and Michael Whittaker
30."Get Grown"Transcenders
31."I'm That Chick"Jada written by The Writing Camp *Bonus Track*

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