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  • Actor-Inspired Element: Peyton Reed had many discussions with Gabrielle Union about how best to approach Isis as a character.
    "We sat down and looked at that character and said that we want to make this character really watchable, but we don't want it to become knowingly militant. We want her to have a sense of humor and be a really strong character. I think she was able to find what was cool about that character that in a way I doubt other actresses could have."
  • Actor-Shared Background: Both Kirsten Dunst and Gabrielle Union were cheerleaders in high school (although they both admitted they weren't athletic to the extent of the characters in the movie). And the cheer that Missy hears from the hotel window is one from Kristen's high school alma mater.
  • Cast the Expert:
    • Any actors auditioning for the cheerleaders were required to do a cheer and cast based off their rhythm and athleticism.
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    • The East Compton Clovers have three members played by the Girl Group Blaque, so of course they had experience singing and dancing.
  • Colbert Bump: A new generation of people checked the movie out after Ariana Grande homaged it in her "Thank U, Next" video.
  • Completely Different Title: Called "Cheers!" in Japanese, and even uses a title font almost identical to the TV show.
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  • Doing It for the Art: The cast were rehearsing their cheers, routines and gymnastics in their off hours when they weren't filming.
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  • Dyeing for Your Art: Most of the cast had to go to 'cheerleader bootcamp' to prepare.
  • Irony as She Is Cast: Aaron's girlfriend who reacts with disgust when she finds out he was a cheerleader is played by Lakers cheerleader Carla Makauf.
  • Missing Trailer Scene: Extra scenes with Isis appear in the trailer but not the finished film - including scenes with a boyfriend.
  • Money, Dear Boy: Warrant demanded $40,000 for the use of "Cherry Pie" during the audition scene.
  • Playing Against Type: Lindsay Sloane is more remembered for playing a bumbling insecure wannabe. In the first film she plays a straight up Alpha Bitch.
  • Real-Life Relative: Directo Peyton Reed's wife Beth cameos as the magazine editor during the awards scene in the first film.
  • Those Two Actors: In addition to this and Buffy (mentioned above) Eliza Dushku and Clare Kramer also worked together on Tru Calling
  • Throw It In!: With the car wash scene in the first film. According to director Peyton Reed, Eliza Dushku didn't like any of the swimsuits the costume department had, so she drove home to get one of her own and came back with that barely-there powder blue bikini.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: From the fashion to the music, everything about the first film screams late 90s/early 00s. Additionally, the reveal that Big Red had been stealing the routines from the Clovers would be much harder to pull off in the days of the internet, social media and more widespread videos among teens. Big Red probably wouldn't have to steal routines from them; she could likely get inspiration from YouTube. As could the Toros later in the film.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Terri Conn had three callbacks for the role of Torrance in the first film before Kirsten Dunst was cast.
    • The Dance Party Ending/Creative Closing Credits for Bring It On: All Or Nothing reveal that it was filmed as Bring It On Yet Again. Fortunately Universal changed the title or they might have had to call the other two movies Bring It On Again, Again and Bring It On One More Time.


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