The Even Stevens Movie
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|The Even Stevens Movie|
|Based on||Even Stevens
by Matt Dearborn
|Written by||Dennis Rinsler
|Directed by||Sean McNamara|
Christy Carlson Romano
Steven Anthony Lawrence
|Theme music composer||Mark Mothersbaugh|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Producer(s)||Stacey Korsier Box
|Running time||93 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Brookwell McNamara Entertainment|
|Distributor||Walt Disney Home Entertainment|
|Original network||Disney Channel|
|Original release||June 13, 2003|
|Preceded by||Even Stevens (2000-2003)|
Louis ruins Ren's junior high graduation after he plays a prank on Coach Tugnut. Meanwhile, Gil breaks up with Ren so she takes a job babysitting Beans in an effort to move on from Gil. After Ren and Louis get into a fight and accidentally hurt Miles McDermott he talks the Stevens and Beans into going on a vacation, which is the set of a new reality TV show called Family Fake Out. It is set on the fictional island of Mandelino, which is only a short distance off the California coast.
Louis accidentally destroys the house they were meant to live in, making the island's natives shun them and forcing them to live on their own. The family separates into two groups pitted against each other. Both groups encounter various situations, such as facing starvation and a "killer squirrel.". Ren seeks solace with a natives, Mootai, and they fall in love; although he is an actor named Jason, who is supposed to fall in love with her to boost ratings, Jason has a genuine interest in Ren.
Louis' best friends, Twitty and Tawny, come to the island to rescue them. Twitty is caught by the show's staff though he escapes and shuts down the equipment monitoring the Stevens' groups. Donnie, the oldest Stevens' son, finds Tawny and the newly reconstituted family comes together and learns the truth. They unite with Twitty and Tawny to stop Ren from killing Louis, because she believes he sold her and her new boyfriend out after being told by one of the island's natives. Ren corners him on a cliff, and despite the protests of the family and Miles McDermot, the show's host who tells her the truth, she pushes him off to his apparent death, much to the viewers' and Miles' horror.
As Miles breaks down in guilt, a helicopter from another reality show called "Gotcha" appears and reveals that Louis is safe and that the Stevens family had tricked Miles, they planned a charade to get back at Miles for what he had done to them. The Stevens chase Miles away in an effort to attack him for all of his torment.
Louis tells Ren that as his sister, he loves messing with her, but he would never do anything to hurt her. He then suggests she start a relationship back on the mainland with Jason. Jason comes and apologizes to Ren for stringing her along, but Ren forgives him and says she understood he was just doing his job as an actor. Jason confesses that when he told her he loved her, he wasn't acting and his feelings were real. After the family returns home and Beans pops up at the Stevens' dinner to disrupt it again and Ren and Louis argue about who let Beans in the house. The movie ends with The Twitty Stevens Connection singing "Dream Vacation".
- Shia LaBeouf as Louis Anthony Stevens
- Christy Carlson Romano as Renee "Ren" Stevens
- Donna Pescow as Eileen Stevens
- Tom Virtue as Steven "Steve" Stevens
- Nick Spano as Donald "Donnie "Stevens
- Steven Anthony Lawrence as Bernard "Beans" Aranguren
- Tim Meadows as Miles McDermott, the main villain of the movie. He is the host of Family Fakeout; though he was originally the producer of Gotcha until he got fired by Lance LeBow.
- A.J. Trauth as Alan Twitty
- Margo Harshman as Tawny Dean
- Fred Meyers as Tom
- Dave Coulier as Lancelot "Lance" LeBow
- Keone Young as Chief Tuka
- Lauren Frost as Ruby Mendel
- Kenya Williams as Monique Taylor
- Walker Howard as Laylo / Patrick Green
- Josh Keaton as Mootai / Jason
- Kyle Gibson as Gil
- George Anthony Bell as Principal Wexler