The Challenge (film)

Infobox Film
name = The Challenge


caption =
director = Craig Shapiro
producer = Jeff Franks
writer = Elizabeth Krugger(screenplay)
Michael Swerdlick(screenplay)
narrator =
starring = Mary-Kate Olsen
Ashley Olsen
music =
cinematography =
editing =
distributor = Dualstar Production
released = May 3, 2003 (on street)
runtime = 92 minutes
country =
language = English
budget =
preceded_by = When in Rome
followed_by = New York Minute
website = http://www.mary-kateandashley.com/the_challenge/
amg_id =
imdb_id = 0365043

"The Challenge" is a 2003 film starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and their last direct-to-video production before their move to the big screen with "New York Minute".

Plot

Shane is very into nature and is a vegetarian, while her estranged twin sister Lizzie is neither of these. They are complete opposites, or so they think. Unknown to each other, both have entered to be in a TV reality show called "The Challenge" and, as part of a deceitful scheme to boost the flagging ratings (the show is on the verge of being cancelled if these don't improve), the producers think it would be fun to put both twins on the same team when they hate each other. Shane lives in Los Angeles with her mom and Lizzie in Washington, D.C. with her dad; they haven't seen each other in two years. The girls are both put on Team Mayan, and they have to try and get along for the sake of both the team and their college scholarships. They do, of course, break some romance rules with some guys.

Cast

* Ashley Olsen .... Lizzie Dalton
* Mary-Kate Olsen .... Shane Dalton
* Brian Skala .... Marcus
* Lukas Behnken .... Adam
* Sera Bastian .... Kelly
* Joe Michael Burke .... Max
* Zakk Moore .... Justin
* Theo Rossi .... Anthony
* Diana Carreno .... J.J.
* Eric "Ty" Hodges .... Charles
* Jeannette Weegar .... Sasha
* Pablo Recasens .... Big Joe
* Billy Aaron Brown, Ben Easter,
Brocker Way, Talon Ellithorpe .... Themselves
* Sterling Rice .... Office assistant
* Cheryl Connell .... Office secretary
* Kerri Morton, Kimberly Choma .... Office interns
* Ella Lieberman .... Anthony's mom

Trivia

*This was Mary-Kate and Ashley's last movie before they would make an appearance on the big screen, with their next movie "New York Minute". At the end of this movie, we see a flashback sequence of clips from all of Mary-Kate and Ashley's direct-to-video movies, which appears before the closing credits. These are from (in order of appearance): "Our Lips Are Sealed", "When in Rome", "Billboard Dad", "Getting There", "Passport to Paris", "Winning London" and "Holiday in the Sun".

*Another 'flashback' is put in the movie when at the end, Ben Easter, Billy Aaron Brown, Brocker Way and Talon Ellithorpe, who have all played love interests for the girls in their movies, appear on the beach as themselves.

External links

* [http://mary-kateandashley.com/the_challenge/index.php "The Challenge" website]


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