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June 1974 (USA) See more »
They gave their all for the team!
In order to write an expose on how cheerleading demeans women, a reporter for a college newspaper infiltrates the cheerleading squad. | Add synopsis »
Afs Moviemaker Dialogues: Austin Editor Sandra Adair
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Jo Johnston ... Kate
Cheryl Smith ... Andrea (as Rainbeaux Smith)

Colleen Camp ... 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

John Quade ... Belski

Bob Minor ... Ryan
Mae Mercer ... Jessica Thorpe
Dion Lane ... Janie Hamilton
Hank Rolike ... Bartender
Fred Scheiwiller ... Jerry
Jodi Carlson ... Other Cheerleader
Gary Schneider ... Jock at Party
Sandy Dempsey ... Girl at Tryouts (as Sandra Dempsey)
Candy All ... Girl at Tryouts

Directed by
Jack Hill 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jack Hill  (as Jane Witherspoon)
David Kidd  (as Betty Conklin)

Produced by
John Prizer .... producer
Original Music by
William Allen Castleman  (as William Castleman)
William Loose 
Cinematography by
Alfred Taylor (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Morton Tubor  (as Mort Tubor)
Casting by
Geno Havens 
Production Design by
Beala Neel  (as B.B. Neel)
Robin Royce  (as Robinson Royce)
Costume Design by
Terry Kurnow  (as Terry Lynn Kurnow)
Makeup Department
Dan Perri .... hair designer
Dan Perri .... makeup designer
Shelley von Strunckel .... makeup assistant
Production Management
Daisy Gerber .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daisy Gerber .... first assistant director
Pat Kehoe .... second assistant director
Art Department
Keith Michl .... property master
Sound Department
Jean Clark .... boom operator
Bob J. Human .... sound effects (as Bob Human)
Don Jones .... sound mixer
A. David Marshall .... sound effects (as David Marshall)
Bob Minor .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Cronn .... gaffer (as Dick Cronn)
David Dans .... camera operator (as Dave Dans)
Dick Kendall .... first assistant camera
George Ressler .... grip (as George Resler)
Andy Romanoff .... still photographer
Bernie Schwartz .... grip
David Schwartz .... electrician (as Dave Schwartz)
Ted Shinneman .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shelley von Strunckel .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Sandra Estrin .... assistant editor
Maria Lease .... editor: stock footage
Laurie Singer-Wolf .... assistant editor (as Laurie Wolfe)
Music Department
Milton Lustig .... music editor (as Milt Lustig)
Other crew
Leah Appet .... script supervisor
Jeff Begun .... production executive
Dexter Kelly .... production assistant
Tory Levee .... auditor
Tory Levee .... production secretary
Dave Schaffer .... location scout
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"H.O.T.S. II" - USA (video title)
"Locker Room Girls" - USA (reissue title)
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91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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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 »
Factual errors: 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 »
Ron:You know the only reason I don't beat the crap out of you, is because I think you'd like it!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Twisted Sex Vol. 14 (1996) (V)See more »


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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Swingin' women in a swingin' film, 29 August 2002
Author: silentgmusic

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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