Fired Up! is a 2009 teen comedy film produced and directed by Will Gluck and written by Freedom Jones. The main plot revolves around two popular high school football players (portrayed by Eric Christian Olsen and Nicholas D'Agosto) who create their lie to attend cheerleading camp for the summer and get close to its female cheerleaders.
Nick Brady and Shawn Colfax (Eric Christian Olsen and Nicholas D'Agosto) are two popular football players at the fictional Gerald R. Ford High School who manage to get out of football camp and con their way into the cheerleading squad after overhearing a conversation about the camp's abundant female population of 300 cheerleaders. Their objective is to infiltrate the cheerleading camp in order to meet girls. While at cheer camp, Nick and Shawn realize that they actually enjoy cheering and they start to care about their squad as well as the cheer competition. Shawn develops feelings for the head cheerleader, Carly Davidson (Sarah Roemer) and Nick chases after Diora (Molly Sims), their camp coach's wife.
Carly and the rest of the squad find out about the boys' true motives for attending cheer camp. Carly's boyfriend, Dr. Rick (David Walton), also reveals that the boys initially planned to leave cheer camp before the cheer competition. Nick and Shawn leave camp after being ejected from the squad. While attending a party at a friend's house, they discover that they are genuinely fond of cheer camp and want their squad to succeed. Nick and Shawn decide to return to cheer camp and help the squad in the cheer competition. While doing their routine, Carly notices Rick is cheating on her with their rivals' head cheerleader. She and Shawn later focus all of their attention to the routine. The squad's routine results in their best finish yet, despite a botched attempt to execute the "Fountain of Troy" maneuver. When the squad go for executing the forbidden maneuver, Shawn accidentally goes for a triple backflip instead of a double like Carly and backflips into the water in front of them. The crowd gasps at the impact and the squad rushes to help, but Shawn manages to emerge and yells "Tigers!" before losing consciousness. Although the squad does not win the contest, they place ten spots better than they did last year. The film ends when Nick and Shawn end up with their girls with Shawn and Carly sharing a kiss.
Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas D'Agosto ... Shawn Colfax
Eric Christian Olsen ... Nick Brady
Sarah Roemer ... Carly
Molly Sims ... Diora
Danneel Ackles ... Bianca (as Danneel Harris)
David Walton ... Dr. Rick
Adhir Kalyan ... Brewster
AnnaLynne McCord ... Gwyneth
Juliette Goglia ... Poppy
Philip Baker Hall ... Coach Byrnes
John Michael Higgins ... Coach Keith
Smith Cho ... Beth
Margo Harshman ... Sylvia
Hayley Marie Norman ... Angela
Jake Sandvig ... Downey
Directed by Will Gluck
Produced by Will Gluck
Written by Freedom Jones