The 2000 teen comedy ‘Bring It On‘ has become a cult classic, thanks in part to its entertaining look into the world of competitive cheerleading.
Starring Kirsten Dunst and Eliza Dushku, the movie follows rival cheerleading squads as they prepare for the national championships.
Bring It On Filming Locations
While the film takes place in San Diego, California, it was actually shot all around Southern California. Here’s a look at some of the key filming locations used in ‘Bring It On’:
Eastlake High School (Football Scenes)
First up, the heart of the action: Eastlake High School in Chula Vista, California. This is where we see the iconic football stadium, where Clovis West throws down their gravity-defying stunts, and of course, where Torrance leads her ragtag Clovers to victory (spoiler alert!).
Remember that cozy California bungalow where Torrance lives with her parents and dreams of cheerleading glory? That charming abode is located in Cardiff, California, and you can actually visit it if you’re ever in the area!
Academy of Our Lady of Peace
Trading in Toros for Crusaders, the Academy of Our Lady of Peace provided the backdrop for West High’s pristine campus and their oh-so-polished cheerleading routine.
Missy Pantone’s House
Across town in La Jolla, California, we find the sleek, modern mansion of Missy Pantone, captain of the Clovis West Wildcats. This architectural stunner might be fictional, but its real-life counterpart is definitely Instagram-worthy.
Mount Carmel High School
For a quick pit stop, the crew headed to Mount Carmel High School in San Diego to film the football scoreboard and weight room scenes.
San Diego State University
And no California movie would be complete without a college cameo! San Diego State University’s Aztec Stadium lent its grandeur to the final cheerleading showdown, making for an epic cinematic moment.
From high school bleachers to beachside mansions, these California spots helped bring the world of competitive cheer to life.
So next time you rewatch the movie, keep an eye out for these familiar places and relive the Toros’ journey to the top!
Bring It On Cast
Torrance Shipman (Kirsten Dunst): The peppy leader of the West High Toros cheer squad, facing a crisis when their routines get stolen.
Missy Pantone (Eliza Dushku): The confident captain of the Eastside Clovers, bringing fierce competition and sassy moves.
Cliff Pantone (Jesse Bradford): Torrance’s supportive best friend and brother to Missy, caught in the cheerleading rivalry.
Isis (Gabrielle Union): The Clovers’ sassy choreographer, teaching them original routines and instilling cultural appreciation.
What is the movie about?
Torrance, captain of the Toros cheerleading squad, discovers their championship routine has been stolen by the Clovers, their longtime rivals.
The Toros struggle to find their groove, clashing with their different styles and backgrounds. Meanwhile, the Clovers remain polished and confident.
Through hard work, determination, and a newfound understanding of each other, the Toros develop their own unique routine, infused with their diverse talents and personalities.
At Nationals, the pressure is on. The Toros deliver a dazzling and heartfelt performance, showcasing their individuality and newfound skills.
But who win the finals? To know that, you need to watch the full movie. You’re lucky, Bring It On is currently streaming for Free on TUBI.