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* [[ExpositoryHairstyles Expository Hairstyle]]: Lisa has a long, sleek ponytail that just ''screams'' AlphaBitch.



* [[StageMom Stage Dad]]: Lisa's dad puts immense pressure on her to compete well.

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* [[StageMom Stage Dad]]: StageDad: Lisa's dad puts immense pressure on her to compete well.


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* TomboyishPonytail: Lisa has a long, sleek ponytail that also emphasizes her as an AlphaBitch.


It is notable for being (believe it or not) the first British film to feature a woman of colour in the lead role.

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It is notable for being (believe it or not) the first one of a few British film films to feature a woman of colour in the lead role.

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Itís also a prime example of HeyItsThatGuy when it comes to British actors from popular British shows, including actors from ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', ''Series/{{Whitechapel}}'', ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'' and ''Series/DoctorWho''.


Itís also a prime example of HeyItsThatGuy when it comes to British actors from popular British shows, including actors from ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', ''Series/{{Whitechapel}}'', ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', ''Series/BeingHuman'' and ''Series/DoctorWho''.

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Itís also a prime example of HeyItsThatGuy when it comes to British actors from popular British shows, including actors from ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', ''Series/{{Whitechapel}}'', ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', ''Series/BeingHuman'' ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'' and ''Series/DoctorWho''.

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A 2011 British film following athletes Shania Andrews and Lisa Temple as they compete against and then with each other as they work their way up into the British 4x100 metres relay team and compete in the World Championships. The animosity between them constantly threatens to undermine the success of the team, not helped by Lisaís pushy father and Shaniaís lack of responsibility.

It is notable for being (believe it or not) the first British film to feature a woman of colour in the lead role.

Itís also a prime example of HeyItsThatGuy when it comes to British actors from popular British shows, including actors from ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', ''Series/{{Whitechapel}}'', ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', ''Series/BeingHuman'' and ''Series/DoctorWho''.

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* CallingTheOldManOut: Lisa to her father, when she demands that Shania be put back on the team and that she's going to race for herself, not him.
* [[ExpositoryHairstyles Expository Hairstyle]]: Lisa has a long, sleek ponytail that just ''screams'' AlphaBitch.
* {{Expy}}: There was a slight hiccup on the grounds of the film not being allowed to use the word "Olympics" so they went with "World Championships" instead.
* LoveTriangle: A minor one between Shania, Carl and Lisa. Thankfully, it's not the root of the girls' competitiveness, and doesn't impinge much on the story.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Carl is just sort of there to provide some eye-candy for the audience and emotional support for the girls. There's an attempt to give him a bit of backstory (his knee injury) but he remains pretty bland.
* SecondPlaceIsForLosers: In Lisa's words: you don't "win" second place, it's just a consolation prize for not coming first.
* SlowMotion: During most of the races.
* [[StageMom Stage Dad]]: Lisa's dad puts immense pressure on her to compete well.
* TeamMum: Trix
* TrainingMontage: Naturally.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Early on the girls mention to Shania that dating one of the staff would result in Carl getting fired. This never comes up again.
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