Stick It (film)

Stick It (film) Independent 17-year-old Haley Graham defies authority and the laws of gravity with her dirt-biking pals. When a joyride results in a trip to juvenile court, the judge sentences Haley to do time at the elite Vickerman Gymnastics Academy run with military regimentation by hardnosed coach Burt Vickerman. It is a return to a world Haley knows only too well—she was a former Junior Finals gymnastics champion who inexplicably walked out in the middle of the prestigious championships, betraying her teammates, scrapping her own aspirations, and trashing her reputation. There is a battle of wills with Vickerman, who sees Haley’s innate talent, and he is committed to helping her come back to a world she could easily rule, whether she wants to or not. Haley’s talent and one-of-a-kind personality galvanize the squad who find a hero in their new teammate and learn that, along the way, some rules are meant to be broken. A Touchstone Picture in conjunction with Happy Landing Productions and Spyglass Entertainment. Released on April 28, 2006. Directed by Jessica Bendinger. Stars Jeff Bridges (Burt Vickerman), Missy Peregrym (Haley Graham), Vanessa Lengies (Joanne Charis), Nikki Soohoo (Wei Wei Yong), Maddy Curley (Mina Hoyt), Kellan Lutz (Frank), John Patrick Amendori (Poot), Jon Greis (Brice Graham), Gia Carides (Alice Graham). 103 min. Filming took place in Los Angeles, even though the story is set in Plano and Houston, Texas. Over a dozen elite international gymnasts were recruited for the competition scenes.