Cadet Kelly (television) A Disney Channel Original Movie, premiering on March 8, 2002. When the mom of carefree 14-year-old Kelly Collins marries the new commandant at a military academy, Kelly is forced to become the school’s newest recruit. Her independent spirit clashes with the conformity of the school, but she takes up the challenge, and even becomes a member of the drill team. Directed by Larry Shaw. Stars Hilary Duff (Kelly Collins), Gary Cole (Sir), Christy Carlson Romano (Jennifer Stone), Shawn Ashmore (Brad Rigby), Andrea Lewis (Carla Hall), Aimee Garcia (Gloria Ramos), Linda Kash (Samantha). 110 min. The film became the first Disney Channel movie to repeat on the ABC Wonderful World of Disney, on July 14, 2002.