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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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I was completely shocked! I give it an A. See more (35 total) »

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

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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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:
[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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Movie Connections:
References The Wizard of Oz (1939)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Like What You're Doing To MeSee more »

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23 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
I was completely shocked! I give it an A., 20 March 2003
Author: Smooth B from Somewhere In Illinois

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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