Bring It On: In It to Win It
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|Bring It On: In It To Win It|
|Directed by||Steve Rash|
|Produced by||Wayne Morris
|Written by||Alyson Fouse
|Music by||Tony DiMito|
|Edited by||Kimberly Mullen
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures
|12 December 2007
18 December 2007
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.
Mostly inspired by the famous musical West Side Story, this film illustrates the typical forbidden romance between 2 people from rival teams who have to work out their enmity in order to trust each other. 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.
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.
- Ashley Benson as Carson
- Cassie Scerbo as Brooke
- Jennifer Tisdale as Chelsea
- Michael Copon as Penn
- Anniese Taylor Dendy as Aeysha
- Kierstin Koppel as Sarah
- Noel Areizaga as Ruben
- Adam Vernier as Vance Voorhees
- Lisa Glaze as Pepper Driscoll
- Tanisha Harris as Chicago
- Jobeth Locklear as Shelby
|1.||"He Said She Said"||Ashley Tisdale|
|2.||"Spin The World"||Transcenders featuring Tracey Amos|
|4.||"Stand Up for Rock n' Roll"||Airbourne|
|7.||"Red Hot"||Maslin Vice|
|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|
|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 Theme||Tony DiMaio|
|29.||Hawaiian Tiki Music||Jeremy Sweet and Michael Whittaker|
|31.||"I'm That Chick"||Jada written by The Writing Camp *Bonus Track*|