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The Cheerleaders (1973)

R | | Comedy, Sport | March 1973 (USA)
A group of cheerleaders from the local high school decide to show their school spirit for their football team by sleeping with the opponents the night before the game so that they can be so worn out the opposition won't be able to play.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephanie Fondue ...
Denise Dillaway ...
Jovita Bush ...
Brandy Woods ...
Clair Dia ...
Suzie (as Sandy Evans)
Kimberly Hyde ...
Patty (as Kim Stanton)
Richard Meatwhistle ...
Jonathan Jacobs ...
Raoul Hoffnung ...
Patrick Wright ...
Coach Gannon
Terri Teague ...
Jack Jonas ...
Jay Lindner ...
Charles Goldman ...
John Bracci ...


Jeannie, a teenage girl attending Amorosa High, joins the school cheerleading squad as a means of finally attaining the success and social independence that was out of reach in the strict household her parents maintain. The liberated attitude of her new friends becomes all the more evident when they come up with a plan to help the football team win the big game by kidnapping and raping everyone on the opposing team until they're too tired to even take the field. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Release Date:

March 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Return to Montclair High  »

Box Office


$153,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The school bus driver was the actual driver assigned to drive the school bus for the film. He was not an actor. The director asked him if he wanted to be in the movie and have a love scene while driving the bus. The driver quickly agreed to be in the movie. See more »


As the cheerleaders walk by the school janitor on the way to the locker room. See more »


[On the way to the locker room, the girls run into creepy janitor Novi]
Suzie: There's MALARIA in the AREA!
Debbie: I think it's an anti-social disease!
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Followed by The Swinging Cheerleaders (1974) See more »


I Like What You're Doing To Me
Music and Lyrics by Eddie O'Loughlin and David Herman
Recorded at Upsurge Studios
Performed by The Honeyboys
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I was completely shocked! I give it an A.
20 March 2003 | by (Somewhere In Illinois) – See all my reviews

This movie was a little nugget of joy that came across my screen last night. The plot was--well, let's be serious here--nonexistent, but the campy nature of the movie won me over. I immediately thought of "Night Calls: The Movie" and its sequel when I watched this film. Then again, it reminded me of "Debbie Does Dallas", without the actual genitals being shown.

The story is elementary--a group of cheerleaders....um....er, what are they doing again? I'm sorry, another one of them just had sex with a football player, or in a guy's car while the car is in the car wash, or a guy wearing nothing but a jockstrap...etc. This was what a cheerleader movie was supposed to be, guys. A bunch of horny girls having sex with anything remotely resembling a man.

The central character is a youngish looking girl looking to lose her virginity. The other girls look at her in shock. The rest of the movie follows her exploits as she looks to "make it" with a guy for the first time.

These girls make no attempt to be actresses; in fact, I thought this was a porno when the film started (better yet, I actually thought I was watching "Debbie Does Dallas"). The guys in this flick are all looking to get laid, and our faithful cheerleaders happily obliged them. What was their big scheme right before the big football game? To sleep with as many players on the other team as possible in order to tire them out. If only my old high school cheerleading squad was THAT accomodating, maybe we would have won the state championship.

I don't think this film is gonna be coming on again any time soon, but I feel privileged that I was able to see it.

Sex: A+ (Plenty of scenes, seemingly one right after another. These cheerleaders just don't quit!)

Women: B- (The downer--the women didn't look all that good. Then again, it was the 70's when this movie was made, so I guess they were hot by 70's standards.)

Story: F (What story? You mean all that talking in between the sex scenes? Not quite story material, but all the sex more than made up for it.)

Overall: A (I'm still giving the film an A because everything was played for laughs, even a couple of the sex scenes. A sexy, funny film--basically everything most recent sex comedies try to be but can't really pull off effectively.)

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