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The Swinging Cheerleaders (1974)

 -  Action | Comedy | Drama  -  June 1974 (USA)
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In order to write an expose on how cheerleading demeans women, a reporter for a college newspaper infiltrates the cheerleading squad.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jo Johnston ...
Kate
Cheryl Smith ...
Andrea (as Rainbeaux Smith)
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Mary Ann
Rosanne Katon ...
Lisa
Ron Hajak ...
Buck
Ric Carrott ...
Ross
Jason Sommers ...
Prof. Thorpe
Ian Sander ...
Ron
George Wallace ...
Mr. Putnam
Jack Denton ...
Coach Turner
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Belski
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Ryan
Mae Mercer ...
Jessica Thorpe
Dion Lane ...
Janie Hamilton
Hank Rolike ...
Bartender
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In order to write an expose on how cheerleading demeans women, a reporter for a college newspaper infiltrates the cheerleading squad.

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Action | Comedy | Drama | Sport

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June 1974 (USA)  »

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H.O.T.S. II  »

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$150,000 (estimated)
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Randall Dale Adams and David Harris saw this movie at a Dallas drive-in on November 28, 1976 - it was the second of a double header preceded by "The Student Body." Both mentioned their attendance in alibis while being investigated for the murder of Officer Robert W. Wood - Adams also said that he had to leave this movie before it was finished, as he didn't feel comfortable with its content. Adams' eventual conviction was the subject of the movie "The Thin Blue Line." See more »

Goofs

Radio voice over for opening football game states score as 53-0 Mesa. Scoreboard shot shows quarter scores of 21-14-7-12 total 53. However 21-14-7-12 add up to 54. See more »

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Ron: You know the only reason I don't beat the crap out of you, is because I think you'd like it!
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Too many subplots, amateurish performances and writing ruin'Swinging Cheerleaders'
14 February 2004 | by (Richmond, CA) – See all my reviews

A feminist reporter (Jo Johnston) who wants to write an exposé on how cheerleading degrades women decides to infiltrate the cheerleading squad. Once accepted, she realizes that the cheerleaders aren't bad and finds out that the football games are rigged. She also falls for the team's quarterback (Ron Hajek), and this does not sit well with his girlfriend - the head cheerleader (Colleen Camp).

Semi follow-up to 1973's "The Cheerleaders" is a disappointment. Too many subplots, amateurish performances and writing ruin this loser. Directed by Jack Hill ("Coffy," "Foxy Brown"). My evaluation: * out of ****.


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