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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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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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Selected by Quentin Tarantino for the First Quentin Tarantino Film Fest in Austin, Texas, 1996. This movie was also featured in the Satan's Cheerleader Camp Film Fest in Austin in 2000, hosted by The Satan's Cheerleaders, who were given special thanks at the end of Grindhouse (2007). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 30 mins) The scoreboard shows the score as 13 to 0. At1:30:13, Mary Ann says that "We're 21 points behind!" 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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Featured in Loop (1997) See more »

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Better than it should be
18 September 2011 | by (Johannesburg) – See all my reviews

So I sat down to watch this expecting a waste of 90 minutes of my life. Surprisingly I found myself actually enjoying this seedy little mid seventies sexsploitation piece.

The plot is nothing to speak of - journalism major decides to do a piece on swinging cheerleaders and their jock boyfriends.

Where the film surprises is in it's scripting - surprisingly liberated considering this was 1974 and somewhat witty with a bevy of interesting performances from a game cast, this turned out to be far more entertaining than expected.

Fun seventies drive-in fair and somewhat more layered than you may think. A solid six out of ten.


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