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The Cheerleaders (1973)

 -  Comedy | Sport  -  March 1973 (USA)
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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

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

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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sport & sex! [UK] See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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March 1973 (USA)  »

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Return to Montclair High  »

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$153,000 (estimated)
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The football team was composed of actual football players. When the initiation shower scene was filmed, many of the football players were shy and drank beer to build up their courage to be filmed nude. Many of them did the scene in their underwear covered by towels. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Bonnie: You mean you're a...?
Jeannie Davis: Yes, and I always have been.
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Connections

Followed by The Swinging Cheerleaders (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Something of a landmark.
9 April 1999 | by (Marietta, GA, USA) – See all my reviews

On one hand this movie is as silly and ridiculous as so many others of its ilk. On the other, it stood apart because it went beyond the boundaries of the day's softcore films, finding a niche between them and hardcore. It reflected an "anything goes" sexual ethic of the time.

Apparently, it was too hot for many communities around the land. The local D.A. here went to a showing where he dutifully noted the number of sex acts depicted. I would have had difficulty keeping count. Nowadays it's usually seen in edited (or butchered) versions which only serve to emphasize the silliness and leave out the cheap thrills. Oh well.

This film wasn't the first to exploit the male fascination with cheerleaders but it did inspire numerous imitations and rip-offs, mostly of an inferior nature, if you can imagine that.


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