Whip It


1h 51m 2009

Brief Synopsis

For years, Bliss Cavendar has been dreaming of escaping her tiny, truck-stop of a town Bodeen, Texas. Unfortunately her devoted, beauty pageant obsessed mother is convinced that Bliss can only succeed in life if she wins the crown at the local Miss Blue Bonnet Pageant, but the awkward outsider knows

Film Details

Also Known As
Bliss, Derby Girl, Roller Girls
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Sports
Teens
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Catchplay; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Efilm; Flower Films; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz Pc; Invisible Pictures; Jmsa Logistics; Kind Services; Lionsgate; Lionsgate U.K.; Mandate International; Mandate Pictures; Marshall/Plumb Research Associates, Inc.; Modern VideoFilm; Momentous Insurance Brokerage, Inc.; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Pivotal Post; Skywalker Sound; Union Bank
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; Cathay Film Organization; Central Film Verleih Gmbh; Edko Films; Forum; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Gulf Film, Llc; Hollywood Classic Entertainment; Lotte Entertainment; Metropolitan Filmexport; Nordisk Film; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Nu-Metro; Palace Pictures (Slovakia); PathT International; Senator Film Verleih; Valentim De Carvalho (Vc); Village Roadshow Limited; Wild Bunch AG
Location
Detroit, Michigan, USA; Texas, USA; Troy, Michigan, USA; Birch Run, Michigan, USA; Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

Synopsis

For years, Bliss Cavendar has been dreaming of escaping her tiny, truck-stop of a town Bodeen, Texas. Unfortunately her devoted, beauty pageant obsessed mother is convinced that Bliss can only succeed in life if she wins the crown at the local Miss Blue Bonnet Pageant, but the awkward outsider knows there's something bigger and better out there. When Bliss sneaks off to the big city of Austin with her best friend Pash she discovers a world unlike anything she could ever imagine--roller derby, with its girl-power-meets-punk-rock spirit and its liberating celebration of wild individuality. Inspired by the likes of Maggie Mayhem, Bliss secretly tries out for a spot on the Hurl Scouts, a rag-tag team of scrappy underdogs. Soon she's trading in her gowns and crowns for skirts, skates and scrapes becoming her alter ego, Babe Ruthless. Leading a precarious double life, Bliss may be a waitress at Bodeen's Oink Joint by day, but by night, she's becoming the fastest thing on eight wheels. Now she's doing things she never dreamed of -- fearlessly facing off with bad-ass rivals like Iron Maven and falling for a boy in a band -- while trying to be a heroine to her new friends and teammates. But when her secret gets out, Bliss will face her toughest fight yet, to take control of the future--on her own terms.

Crew

Don Addrisi

Song

Richard Addrisi

Song

Tony Adler

Assistant Director

Tawatha Agee

Song Performer

Kianna Alarid

Song

Marco Alicea

Sound Department

Kate Amer

Production Supervisor

J. Todd Anderson

Storyboard Artist

Merribelle A Anderson

Hair Stylist

Stephen Andrzejewski

Assistant Location Manager

Ronald Aquilino

Transportation

Alexis Auditore

Assistant

Jim Austin

Sound Engineer

Steven Baber

Song Performer

Steven Baber

Song

Justine Baddeley

Casting

Stephanie Bailey

Song

Nicholas Baines

Song

Jodi Baldwin

Costume Supervisor

Glen Ballard

Song

Jennifer Barbee

Trainer

Richard Barnes

Song

Drew Barrymore

Producer

Adam Barth

Video Assist/Playback

Jason Bartolone

Other

Jason Bartolone

Foreman

Chris Bayliss

Stunts

David Bernstein

Assistant Director

Joe Biggins

Other

Randy Bilski

Craft Service

Steven Bingley-ellison

Song Performer

Steven Bingley-ellison

Song

Jonilyn Bissett

Other

Jonilyn Bissett

Accounting Assistant

Jeremy Black

Song

Geary Christian Bland

Song

John Boccaccio

Assistant Camera

Cynthia Bond

Set Costumer

Brent Boucher

Generator Operator

Jeremy Paul Bowker

Foley Recordist

Kevin P. Boyd

Video Playback

Rebecca Boyle

Script Supervisor

Gary Brock

Electrician

Geoffrey Brock

Electrician

Nicole Brown

Other

Nicole Brown

Coproducer

Mary Buchanan

Tailor

Tim Burby

Sound Editor

Debra Burgess

Accountant

Jeff Butcher

Property Master

Danielle Cadorette

Wardrobe

Ricky Calmbach

Song

Ricky Calmbach

Song Performer

C Douglas Cameron

Boom Operator

Kyle Campbell

Production Assistant

Michele Campbell

Production Secretary

Todd Campell

Production Assistant

Alex Capaldi

Coordinator

Mickey Carleton

Assistant Costume Designer

Jeff Carlisi

Song

Mary Carlson

Script Supervisor

Sivory Carranza

Caterer

Sivory Carranza

Other

Julian Casablancas

Song

Michael Catrow

Medic

Jeremiah G Chapman

Video Assist/Playback

Cut Chemist

Song Performer

Cut Chemist

Song

Cindy Choo

Costumes

Kim Clark

Song Performer

Frank Clary

Supervising Sound Editor

Frank Clary

Foley Mixer

Squeak E Clean

Song Performer

Squeak E Clean

Music

Tom Coghe

Song

Alex Cohen

Consultant

Alex Cohen

Trainer

Jeremy Michael Cohen

Song

Sam Cohen

Song

Douglas Colvin

Song

Scott Conn

Electrician

John Countryman

Sound Department

Matthew Cowan

Dolly Grip

Ryan D. Craig

Assistant Director

Luke Crawford

Production Assistant

Linda Creed

Song

Shauna Cross

Screenplay

Shauna Cross

Source Material

John Cummings

Song

Kent Cummins

Costumes

Sequoyah Cunningham

Grip

Adam Cuthbert

Production Assistant

Chris Dame

Chief Lighting Technician

David Daniel

Sound Mixer

Dustin Daniels

Assistant Location Manager

Jeff Dashnaw

Stunt Coordinator

Jeff Dashnaw

Unit Director

Jeff Dashnaw

Second Unit Director

Kim Davis-wagner

Casting

Jaime Dawkins

Chief Lighting Technician

Darell Day

Production Assistant

Thadd Day

Sound Department

Kim Deal

Song

Kassandra Deans

Production Assistant

John Demonaco

Sound Department

Sara Denson

Production Secretary

Shannon Dewolfe

Loader

Matt Dike

Song

Julius Dixon

Song

Jessica Dolinger

Music

Peter Douglas

Executive Producer

Sarah Dowling

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Sarah Dowling

Other

Joe Drake

Executive Producer

Scott Drinon

Dolly Grip

Jim Dunbar

Music Coordinator

Neal Dusedau

Assistant

Scott Eagle

Swing Gang

John Eatherly

Song

Dick Edwards

Visual Effects Supervisor

Nkechi Egenamba

Song

Jamison Empey

Post-Production Accountant

Sean England

Foley Artist

Aaron Ensweiler

Assistant

Thomas Erdelyi

Song

John Eschberger

Electrician

Meg Everist

Set Decorator

Scott Fairbrother

Song

Bradford Fanfalone

Assistant Camera

Bradford Fanfalone

Loader

Russ Fega

Location Manager

Robert Fegan

Production Coordinator

Robert Fegen

Production Coordinator

Marc Fekkes

Props

John Fitzgerald

Electrician

Dan Flannigan

Stunts

Caleb Followill

Song

Jared Followill

Song

Matthew Followill

Song

Nathan Followill

Song

Stephanie Fowler

Makeup Artist

Neil Fraser

Key Grip

Geoffrey Frost

Production Assistant

Tairon Gaffney

Craft Service

Jesse Gallagher

Song

Pascal Garneau

Foley Editor

Dan Gearig

Other

Dan Gearig

Caterer

Gilberto Gil

Song

Gilberto Gil

Song Performer

Michelle Gillespie

Consultant

Mike Gillespie

Grip

Rose Gilpin

Other

Rose Gilpin

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Nick Glennie-smith

Song

Nick Glennie-smith

Song Performer

Stephanie Goldstein

Editorial Production Assistant

Ben Goldwasser

Song

Ken Gorrell

Special Effects Coordinator

Amy Graham

Props Assistant

Amy Graham

Other

Colin Greenwood

Song

Jonny Greenwood

Song

Jim Gregory

Caterer

Jim Gregory

Other

Timothy Grimes

Assistant Property Master

Joseph Guerino

Chief Lighting Technician

Cathy Hair

Dailies

Lindsay Hames

Song

Aaron Hammel

Grip

Jesse Harrington

Medic

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Eric Hasse

Colorist

Michael Hatzer

Colorist

Richard Hawkins

Craft Service

Isaac Hayes

Song

Matthew Hayward

Song

Chul Hee Cho

Grip

Guy Hemric

Song

Jose Luis Hernandez

Location Manager

June Hershey

Song

Nicki Hester

Stunt Double

Ellen Heuer

Foley Artist

Kate Hickey

Apprentice Editor

Nicholas Hodgson

Song

Kristi Hoffman

Set Costumer

Josh Homme

Song

David Van Horn

Swing Gang

Casey Hotchkiss

Camera Operator

Don Howe Jr.

Assistant Camera

Matthew Hrupcho

Painter

Tom Hrupcho

Painter

John Hudecek

Dolly Grip

David C Hughes

Sound Effects Editor

Jessie Everett Hughes

Song

Mason Hughes

Assistant

West Humphries

Caterer

West Humphries

Other

Kyle Hunt

Song

David Hunter

Sound Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Bliss, Derby Girl, Roller Girls
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Sports
Teens
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Catchplay; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Efilm; Flower Films; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz Pc; Invisible Pictures; Jmsa Logistics; Kind Services; Lionsgate; Lionsgate U.K.; Mandate International; Mandate Pictures; Marshall/Plumb Research Associates, Inc.; Modern VideoFilm; Momentous Insurance Brokerage, Inc.; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Pivotal Post; Skywalker Sound; Union Bank
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; Cathay Film Organization; Central Film Verleih Gmbh; Edko Films; Forum; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Gulf Film, Llc; Hollywood Classic Entertainment; Lotte Entertainment; Metropolitan Filmexport; Nordisk Film; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Nu-Metro; Palace Pictures (Slovakia); PathT International; Senator Film Verleih; Valentim De Carvalho (Vc); Village Roadshow Limited; Wild Bunch AG
Location
Detroit, Michigan, USA; Texas, USA; Troy, Michigan, USA; Birch Run, Michigan, USA; Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 2, 2009

Released in United States on Video January 26, 2010

Project was previously in development at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Project was included on the 2007 Black List.

Feature directorial debut for Drew Barrymore.

Released in United States Fall October 2, 2009

Released in United States on Video January 26, 2010