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Release Date:
May 1976 (USA) See more »
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They Were the Girls of Our Dreams ... See more »
Plot:
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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Cast

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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 
 
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
 
Stunts
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
 
Other crew
Robin Fink .... location manager
Rick Gahring .... production assistant
Hannah Hempstead .... script supervisor
Marsha Mayer .... production secretary
 
Thanks
Jennifer McCoy .... special thanks
Sali Mills .... special thanks
 

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89 min
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Certification:
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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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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Continuity: 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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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
It's all a bum rap for "THE POM POM GIRLS"..., 13 December 2001
Author: johnmorghen from United States

You've seen it all before and several times since, the atypical teeny-bop sex romp, that's less filling... but, tastes great. Recently, I was in one of those "Hey, I wanna see some Bobby Carradine action, circa '76" moods... so, I rented this, and actually enjoyed it.

Since 1976 was such a damned good year, I like to re-live it, as much as possible, and this film along with a headliner of "THE BOY IN THE PLASTIC BUBBLE" (the best "boy with immune deficiency syndrome and raging-hormones-to-boot" movie-of-the-week, ever), fit the bill, perfectly.

Like I said, I dug it. A pleasant little curiousity from an era when the drive-in was in full swing. The film's not great, mind you, but if you are a fan of Robert Carradine, you will enjoy seeing him in one of his first leading roles. Joseph Ruben (who also made "JOYRIDE" with Carradine, the next year for American-International), wrote and directed this film, years before he tread cult status with "DREAMSCAPE", or later fame with films like "SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY". James Gammon, who is best recognized from his role as the coach in the "MAJOR LEAGUE" films, appears here as the high school football coach.

I will say this... the "lunchbreak duel" sequence is brilliant. A great piece of comedy.

All around, this is great late nite fare... it did the trick for me! And, when you're done with this, pop in "THE SENIORS" with Dennis Quaid and Priscilla Barnes, for even more "bang for your buck"... or, you can save a buck, by getting to know me, becoming my close personal friend, and rubbing me the right way, until I eventually cave in and let you borrow my copy! This could take anywhere from 2-94 weeks for hand-written confirmation, of course. Just mull it over, a bit.

That's all for now, kids.

Reporting from my fingertips... -Nathan.

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