Rip Girls promotional advertisement
|Jeanne Rosenberg, Stu Krieger
|Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Rip Girls is a 2000 family drama Disney Channel Original Movie starring Camilla Belle. This movie is about a teenage girl and her father and his wife (Sydney's stepmom Elizabeth) who come to an island (Makai) on Hawaii, they find a closer relationship to each other and think about changing the island. During her adventures, Sydney finds friends, a new hobby with her fantastic photography, and the truth about her mother.
Sydney Miller, a 13-year-old girl who revisits her homeland of Hawaii, discovers her own inner strength through surfing and other island riches. During her time in Hawaii, she finds out why her father made her come back: she has inherited a large portion of the land of the Island that was thought to be "Public Domain." A hotel chain wants to buy the land and close off the beaches to surfers. Sydney learns more about her past, and she sees the beauty of the island and realizes she cannot sell the land. When she learns the truth about her new friends and after having a huge fight with her friend, Sydney threatens to sell the land. When she is about to sign, she sees her "friends" and realizes she can't sell the land.
- Camilla Belle – Sydney Miller
- Dwier Brown – Ben Miller
- Stacie Hess – Gia
- Brian Stark – Kona
- Jeanne Mori – Malia
- Lauren Sinclair – Elizabeth Miller
- Keone Young – Bo
- Kanoa Chung – Kai
- Meleana White – Mele
- Joy Magelssen – Lanea
- Varoa Tiki – Hawaiian Grandmother
- Rory Togo – Willie
- Albert Belz – James
- Jane Hall – Arlene
In 2001, Camilla Belle and Stacie Hess received nominations at the 22nd Young Artist Awards, for Best Performance in a TV Movie (Drama), Leading Young Actress and Supporting Young Actress, respectively.
- "22nd Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2016-09-24.