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Director:
Writers:
Paul Glickler (original story) &
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Release Date:
March 1973 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
From Chin to Ankles With the Cheerleaders See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Stephanie Fondue ... Jeannie
Denise Dillaway ... Claudia
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
Bill Lehrke ... Counterboy
P.J. Karparti ... Fourth String Quarterback
Evett Wilber ... Bus Driver
Bruce Janger ... Jeannie's Brother
Joe Discoskey ... Radio Announcer
Howdy Gowdy ... TV Announcer
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Directed by
Paul Glickler 
 
Writing credits
Paul Glickler (original story) &
Richard Lerner (original story) &
Tad Richards (original story)

Ace Baandige (screenplay) &
Paul Glickler (screenplay) &
Tad Richards (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert Boggs .... associate producer
Paul Glickler .... producer
Richard Lerner .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Herman 
 
Cinematography by
Richard Lerner (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Joseph Ancore Jr.  (as Joseph Ancore)
Paul Glickler 
Richard Lerner 
 
Production Design by
Jackson De Govia  (as Jackson Da Govia)
 
Makeup Department
Tallie Cochrane .... hair stylist (as Talie Cochrane)
Tallie Cochrane .... makeup director (as Talie Cochrane)
Jo Kohn .... hair stylist
Jo Kohn .... makeup director
 
Production Management
Kent Gibson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Boggs .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Joseph Gostanian .... propman
 
Sound Department
Peter Castle-Hill .... sound editor
Jack Cooley .... sound re-recording mixer: Magno Sound
Jim Mansen .... boom operator
Paula Wallah .... sound editor
Louis Yates .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richmond L. Aguilar .... camera operator: second unit (as Aggie Aguilar)
Richmond L. Aguilar .... gaffer (as Aggie Aguilar)
David Brooks .... best boy
Ken Howard .... still photographer
Daniel Loewenthal .... camera operator: second unit (as Dan Lowenthal)
Daniel Loewenthal .... key grip (as Dan Lowenthal)
Patrick Riley .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anne Polland .... costumer (as Ann Polland)
 
Music Department
The Honeyboys .... recordist: original instrumental music
 
Other crew
Jonathan Jacobs .... production assistant
Ginger Johnson .... cheerleading coach
Stephen Kenin .... company masseur
Anne Strasburg .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Return to Montclair High" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
Australia:81 min | USA:84 min
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Certification:
Australia:R | France:-16 | Iceland:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (DVD rating) | USA:X (self applied)

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Trivia:
The erotic scene with Kimberly Hyde and the gym coach was cut down because the MPAA felt that the coach's hands were suggesting a sex act. It actually wasn't a sex act at all. The director actually had the coach 'hide' Kimberly's private area because Kimberly didn't want to show it on film.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: 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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Like What You're Doing To MeSee more »

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42 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
Former Theater Operator Comments, 28 September 2004

I found "The Cheerleaders" to be the best of the sexploitation films, much more entertaining than 'Flesh Gordan', 'Beyond the Valley of the Dolls', 'Fritz the Cat' The crowds really loved the picture, the laughter tended to drown out some of the following lines. Everyone left with a smile on their face. We played it to a packed house nightly. The print that we has was x-rated, though soft core. I do not believe it was a self imposed x, as the beginning of the had the MPAA X rating with the blue background preceeding the title and credits. I was operating the Star Theater in Coshocton, Ohio. We opened the film the first week of January 1974. The prosecuter saw our advance advertising and threatened to arrest us if we showed the film. I had a partner, and we first decided to 'pull' the film and got 'Lady Sings the Blues' as a backup-even changed the marquee to 'Lady Sings the Blues'. We reconsidered and called the prosecuter's bluff, showed 'The Cheerleaders', we did not get arrested. The Coshocton Tribune's lead story on 01/04/74 was 'Theater Told to Pull X Rated Feature'. We sold out in 15 minutes of opening, the film held the house record until beaten by 'The Exorcist'. We brought it back a few months later with equally good ticket sales. Why? word of mouth, it was a crowd pleaser, this was before videos, DVD's, cable was basic, the raunchy language and nudity still had shock value-especially in a small town.

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