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The Swinging Cheerleaders (1974)

R | | Action, Comedy, Drama | June 1974 (USA)
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 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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$150,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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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Referenced in The Thin Blue Line (1988) See more »

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Swingin' women in a swingin' film
29 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

Perhaps Tarantino has started the trend of justifying the legitimate place for trash-films in serious movie history. Jack Hill is definitely a one-of-a-kind filmmaker, an obvious maverick who managed to squeeze as many entertaining moments as he could out of his tight budgets (the fact that Roger Corman fired him more than once shows that Hill was a handful, but never seemed to let up). SWITCHBLADE SISTERS is a hoot, as is FOXY BROWN and THE BIG BIRD CAGE. This film, THE SWINGING CHEERLEADERS, while not as good as other Hill films, has some of the touches that made his previous films successful.

The cast is great. Hill was good at finding attractive women to embody his screen characters, and the knockouts here include Colleen Camp and Cheryl (Rainbeaux) Smith. The plot is some silliness about a female reporter infiltrating the cheerleadering squad at Mesa University to get the scoop. Her boyfriend turns out to be a real jerk, and the eventual outcome is a confrontation with the snooty Camp and some pretty ridiculous bad guys.

The film copies some of Corman's nurses movies (political conscious, making sure the token African-American character is there.)Yet, the film also seems to be parodying these more serious-minded New World pictures. SWINGING CHEERLEADERS is fun, and a reminder of what drive-in films were like (most exploitation films nowadays are not this fun).

Jack Hill---the man, the movies...


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