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The Pom Pom Girls (1976)

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

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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
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Roxanne (as Rainbeaux Smith)
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Judy
Lou Fant ...
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John Lawrence ...
Sheriff
Sondra Lowell ...
Miss Pritchitt (as Sandra Lowell)
Faith Christopher ...
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Jim Kester ...
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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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$17,883,410 (USA)
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Trivia

Jennifer Ashley was a cheerleader in high school. See more »

Goofs

As Johnnie describes his strategy for the car race a cardboard beer holder moves from the hood of the car to the ground and back again. See more »

Quotes

Johnnie Chrystal: Ah, Duane, tell me, is that crease down the middle of your face, ah, is that your asshole?
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Robot Man
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Written by Chris Christian
Performed by Darryl Cotton, Michael Lloyd & Chris Christian
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The teenage dream of the '70s lives on...
23 September 2003 | by (Phoenix, Arizona, USA) – See all my reviews

...1976 saw two particularly notable depictions of high school life on the big screen. The one released later in the year, CARRIE, was a nightmare; the earlier release, THE POM POM GIRLS, was the dreamy ideal (at least to most high schoolers of the period). Interestingly, the dream has aged somewhat better than the nightmare, even if CARRIE is much more frequently run on cable nowadays. In a departure from the Crown International Pictures drive-in norm of the period, the young ladies aren't subjected to any hideously sexist hijinks (can't say that for THE VAN or VAN NUYS BLVD.), there seems to be genuine respect and friendship between the boys and girls, and what happens in this movie (except for the fire truck prank) actually seem plausible. There's even an airy quality to the soundtrack music, lifted from the previous year's debut album by Cotton Lloyd & Christian (including Michael Lloyd, whose record productions for The Osmonds these high schoolers obviously grew up on), that's surprisingly refreshing. Even James Gammon, playing a head football coach over a decade before MAJOR LEAGUE, seems rooted in the period. If you were part of the American Class of '76, this is your picture...


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