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March 1973 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (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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Australia:81 min | USA:84 min
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | France:-16 | Iceland:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (DVD rating) | USA:X (self applied) | West Germany:18 (nf)

Did You Know?

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 »
Boom mic visible: 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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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
The First and the Best Movie totally about cheerleaders, 27 December 1999
Author: rlcsljo from Hollywood, ca

I think this was the first movie theatrically released which was about real cheerleaders("Naughty Cheerleader" was about a drum majorette and the story had nothing to do with cheerleading).The girls did real cheerleading routines and a cheerleading coach was hired.The cheerleaders were, and still are, the cutest ever assembled.Somehow, you actually believe these girls would go the "extra mile" for their team to ensure their success!I also believe this is the movie that "Debbie Does Does Dallas", the best porno movie on cheerleading, was based because of the similarity of some character/actor names.If you can find this movie on videocassette, rent it!--you will be glad you did.

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