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The Pom Pom Girls -- High-school seniors try to score on and off the field in this raunchy teen comedy set in the 1970’s.
The Pom Pom Girls -- 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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High-school seniors try to score on and off the field in this raunchy teen comedy set in the 1970's. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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While it has cheerleaders like the previous three movies I reviewed, The Pom Pom Girls was about more than that See more (20 total) »


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Robert Carradine ... Johnnie
Jennifer Ashley ... Laurie
Michael Mullins ... Jesse
Lisa Reeves ... Sally
Bill Adler ... Duane

James Gammon ... 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

Cooper Huckabee ... Hardin Tough

Directed by
Joseph Ruben 
Writing credits
Joseph Ruben (written by)

Joseph Ruben (story) and
Robert J. Rosenthal (story) (as Robert Rosenthal)

Produced by
Cal Naylor .... associate producer
Joseph Ruben .... producer
Marilyn Jacobs Tenser .... executive producer (as Marilyn J. Tenser)
Original Music by
Michael Lloyd (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Stephen M. Katz (director of photography)
Film Editing by
George Bowers 
Production Management
Dennis Thomann .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan Grabelsky .... second assistant director
Cal Naylor .... assistant director
Robert J. Rosenthal .... second unit director (as Robert Rosenthal)
Art Department
Larry Lasker .... props
Sound Department
Alex Van Der Kar .... sound mixer (as Alex Van De Kar)
Harry Wowchuk .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Steve Walsh .... special effects
Harry Wowchuk .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Behr .... first camera assistant
Rick Brown .... second grip
Bill Decker .... best boy (as William Decker)
Bob Harkins .... key grip
Sandy Kroopf .... second camera assistant
Mike Paladin .... still photographer (as Michael Paladin)
Gregory Peters .... electrician
Stu Spahn .... gaffer (as Stu Spawn)
Casting Department
Yvonne Maddox .... extra casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Diana Daniels .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Robert Spiegel .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Michael Lloyd .... music producer
Michael Lloyd .... musical supervisor
Mike Curb .... music producer (uncredited)
Other crew
Robin Fink .... location manager
Rick Gahring .... production assistant
Hannah Hempstead .... script supervisor
Marsha Mayer .... production secretary
Jennifer McCoy .... special thanks
Sali Mills .... special thanks

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89 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:14 | UK:15 | USA:R (original rating) | USA:PG (edited for re-rating) (1977)

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A student trying out for the cheerleaders wears an "Archie Bunker for President" t-shirt.See more »
Continuity: As the cheerleaders fight a player with an orange jersey can quickly be seen even though no team wears orange jerseys during the game.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Twisted Sex Vol. 14 (1996) (V)See more »
Don't Play With The One Who Loves YouSee more »


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While it has cheerleaders like the previous three movies I reviewed, The Pom Pom Girls was about more than that, 13 September 2014
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

This is now my fourth consecutive review of a cheerleader movie following The Cheerleaders, The Swinging Cheerleaders, and Revenge of the Cheerleaders. It's also the third in a row of a movie that features one Cheryl "Rainbeaux" Smith. She plays Roxanne here (though I don't remember her name ever being called in the film) and unlike the last two, she's not starring, only supporting or maybe "a glorified cameo" would be more like it since her appearances don't really have to do with the main action. The main cheerleaders featured here are Sally (Lisa Reeves) and Laurie (Jennifer Ashley). Sally is the blonde one who was once involved with Duane (Bill Adler) but then falls for one football player named Johnnie (Robert Carradine in a role much different from his later familiar one in Revenge of the Nerds!). Laurie is the brunette one who eventually warms to fellow pigskin player Jesse (Michael Mullins). Jessie himself previously liked to fool around as he does with Roxanne and a car hop girl named Sue Ann (Susan Player) before getting involved with Laurie. Unlike the other cheerleader movies I previously reviewed, the sex-while there-isn't emphasized too much. In fact, while The Cheerleaders was a sex farce through and through, The Swinging Cheerleaders went back and forth between comedy and drama, and Revenge of the Cheerleaders was a contrived chaotic mess, The Pom Pom Girls seemed more life-like in presenting the teen hijinks and seeing how some friendships and relationships develop overtime despite some still contrived moments like the football game devolving into a free-for-all fight! And, yes, some scenes do borrow from some classic movies like the "chicken run" that does have a character mention James Dean and his Rebel Without a Cause. My favorite was a food fight scene that has Carradine and Adler taking their time in Laurel-and-Hardy slow burn-like fashion. Oh, and the '70s music soundtrack sounds just like the kind of songs one would hear on AM radio in those days. It should be noted that Crown International Pictures-perhaps one of the most successful of the drive-in distributors-was responsible for this and they always made many quite enjoyable B-type movies of this genre like Malibu Beach (which also featured Susan Player) and The Van (which also featured Bill Adler). Oh, and the director of this may surprise you if you're more familiar with his suspense movies like The Stepfather or Sleeping with the Enemy: Joseph Ruben! He also co-wrote it. Actually, the ending scene may clue you in of his talents there. Anyway, I really enjoyed The Pom Pom Girls so, yeah, that's a recommendation.

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