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Whip It (2009)

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Drama, Sport |

Whip It is a American sports comedy-drama film directed by Drew Barrymore in her directorial debut and written by Shauna Cross, based on her 2007 novel Derby Girl. The film is co-produced by Barrymore and Barry Mendel. It stars Ellen Page as a teenager from the fictional town of Bodeen, Texas, who joins a roller derby team.

The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 13, 2009 and was theatrically released on October 2, 2009 in the United States by Fox Searchlight Pictures. It received generally positive reviews from critics but was a box office disappointment, grossing $16.6 million worldwide against its $15 million budget.

Bliss Cavendar is a misfit in the small town of Bodeen, Texas, with no sense of direction in her life. Her mother, Brooke, a former beauty queen, pushes her to enter beauty pageants despite her lack of interest. During a shopping trip to Austin with her mother, Bliss encounters three roller derby team members and finds herself intrigued by the sport in which teams and players are given pun names that highlight the violent aspect of the sport. Intrigued, she and her friend Pash attend a roller derby bout under the pretense of going to a football game, where they see the “Holy Rollers” defeat the “Hurl Scouts”, a perennially unsuccessful derby team.

Director: Drew Barrymore

Writers: Shauna Cross

Stars: Ellen Page, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Wiig, Alia Shawkat, Marcia Gay Harden, Daniel Stern, Carlo Alban, Landon Pigg, Jimmy Fallon

Cast:

Sarah HabelCorbi
Shannon EagenAmber
Edward Austin KellyPageant Coordinator
Mary Callaghan LynchVal
Ellen PageBliss Cavendar
Jimmy Fallon‘Hot Tub’ Johnny Rocket
Alia ShawkatPash
Marcia Gay HardenBrooke Cavendar
Barbara CovenPageant Mother
Eulala ScheelShania Cavendar
Nina KircherTrudy
Daniel SternEarl Cavendar
Mark BoydRonny
Carlo AlbanBirdman
Douglas MinckiewiczColby (as Doug Minckewicz)
Michael PetrilloPoindexter
Sean O’ReillyColby’s Friend #2
Sam ZikakisColby’s Friend #3
Kent CumminsAtomic City Clerk #1
Sarah YaegerAtomic City Clerk #2
Chloe TrueheartAtomic City Girl #1
Kyle KentalaAtomic City Girl #2
Genevieve HarrisonAtomic City Girl #3
Landon PiggOliver
John EatherlyOliver’s Bandmate – ‘Turbo Fruits’
Jonas SteinOliver’s Bandmate – ‘Turbo Fruits’
Max Van PeeblesOliver’s Bandmate – ‘Turbo Fruits’
Kristen WiigMaggie Mayhem
Zoë BellBloody Holly
EveRosa Sparks
Drew BarrymoreSmashley Simpson
Andrew WilsonRazor
Juliette LewisIron Maven
Rusty MewhaHoly Rollers Coach
Will BrickReferee
Madge LevinsonHelen
Alexis O’NeillPocket Rocket
Eli BleilerJaba the Slut
Kristen AdolfiManson Sister #1
Rachel PiplicaManson Sister #2
Ari GraynorEva Destruction
Latasha PippenJuana Beat’n
Sydney BennettKami Kaze
Danny MooneySmashley’s Fiancé
Brent KyleSavage
Har Mar SuperstarFight Attendants Coach
Claudia RodgersMrs. Weaver
Wallace BridgesCop #1
Patrick MougTerrifying Cop
John LepardCop #2
Austin BickelRiley
Mike AncrileRockabilly Roller Derby Fan
Max BassettTexas Bar Cowboy
Jeff ButcherBingo Bus Driver
Cindy ChuDerby Hopeful / Hot Tamale
Molly CunninghamDerby Attendee
Shawntay DalonDerby Fan
Gracie DentonExtra
Julie DiJohnDerby Fan
William C. FoxDerby Fan
Erin Renee FrankfortDerby Fan
Julia GarlottePageant Girl
Johnny GelRoller Derby Attendee
Penny GibbsRoller Derby Attendee
David GibsonCheering Fan
Kimberly HarschDerby Fan
Ed KellyPageant Director
Doug KolbiczDerby Fan
Stacy LangenkampAdam
Diane M. LeachCowgirl Derby Fan
Lawrence W. LeachCowboy Derby Fan
Brent MataGuy Giving Keg Stands
Curtis MatzkeDerby Fan
Adam McNinchRoller Derby Fan
Sarah O’DeaDerby Fangirl
Dwayne RoszkowskiDerby Fan
Jeffrey Scott BashamDerby Fan
Jeff SolanoDerby Fan
Noah StahlStunned Partygoer
Morris Lee SullivanCowboy
Vincent TranFanboy
Eric TuchelskeDerby Fan
Joseph VictorRoller Derby Fan

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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