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The Pom Pom Girls (1976)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  May 1976 (USA)
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High-school seniors try to score on and off the field in this raunchy teen comedy set in the 1970's.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Johnnie
Jennifer Ashley ...
Laurie
Michael Mullins ...
Jesse
Lisa Reeves ...
Sally
Bill Adler ...
Duane
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Coach
Susan Player ...
Sue Ann
Cheryl Smith ...
Roxanne (as Rainbeaux Smith)
Diane Lee Hart ...
Judy
Lou Fant ...
Principal
John Lawrence ...
Sheriff
Sondra Lowell ...
Miss Pritchitt (as Sandra Lowell)
Faith Christopher ...
Mother
John Sebastian ...
Father
Jim Kester ...
Hardin Tough
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Storyline

A football player at Rosedale High School is amorous of one of the cheerleaders, who is going with another guy. Another player can't decide which of two cheerleaders he wants to be with. Meanwhile, the Big Game with Hardin High School is approaching, and a prank war is in full swing. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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It was their senior year... the last chance to raise hell! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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May 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Palisades High  »

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$17,883,410 (USA)
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Trivia

The music on the soundtrack of The Pom Pom Girls was, in fact, originally a 20th Century Records self-titled 1975 album by the group Cotton, Lloyd & Christian. Copies of that album that were returned to 20th Century were repackaged and redistributed in 1976 upon release of the film. On most copies, the Pom Pom Girls title appeared on the album jacket but not on the record's label. See more »

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When Johnny and Duane are having their "food battle" in the school cafeteria, near the end, there is a drinking straw wrapper stuck to the back of Johnny's head, which disappears, and then reappears. See more »

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Johnnie Chrystal: Hey, Duane! That crease, down the middle of your face - is that your asshole?
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Definitely worth a watch
8 November 2002 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

"The Pom Pom Girls" is more about the two guys on the football team (one being the great Robert Carradine, always a blast to watch) and the antics they lead the girls into, whether it's making out, stealing a fire truck, causing grief for the rival school, and other assorted tomfoolery. Unlike many other movies of the type, this one is actually interesting and fun to watch, and even the cheesy early 70's music they chose for the movie is decent and adds to the atmosphere. And the girls are rather pretty as well. And for car lovers there's a lot of cool old cars to see, especially Carradine's '55 Chevy (there always seems to be a '55 Chevy in so many of these films). Definitely a good showcase of when life was more carefree and a lot less complicated. Nice to even have it on DVD, although a widescreen release would have been better than fullscreen.


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