Rip Girls

Rip Girls

Rip Girls promotional advertisement
Directed by Joyce Chopra
Produced by Steve McGlothen
Written by Jeanne Rosenberg, Stu Krieger
Starring Camilla Belle
Dwier Brown
Music by Phil Marshall
Distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Release dates
  • April 22, 2000 (2000-04-22)
Running time
87 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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.


The movie was filmed in Queensland, Australia.


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.



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.[1]


  1. "22nd Annual Young Artist Awards". Retrieved 2016-09-24.

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