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Release Date:
May 1976 (USA) See more »
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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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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 »
Goofs:
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 »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Twisted Sex Vol. 14 (1996) (V)See more »

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Wanna see the inside of my van?, 13 April 2012
Author: Chris. from Australia

"American Graffiti" styled high school comedy-drama concerns a couple of knockabout gridion players (Carradine and Mullins) wooing the affections of a pair of lusty young cheerleaders (Ashley and Reeves), much to the chagrin of Reeve's jilted ex-boyfriend (Adler) who eventually challenges Carradine to a game of chicken (a la Harrison Ford). In between, there's plenty of sex, misdemeanors and practical joking to make up the school day.

Seemingly endless array of practical jokes is punctuated by heavy-petting with Susie Player getting the most exposure as the hamburger joint waitress, while the pretty Jennifer Ashley (who had a relatively brief but memorable filmography in the mid-70's through early-80's) has her moment or two sans blouse. She's given little else to do, and that's no different to the rest of the cast in a film that contains very little dialogue. Bill Adler is an interesting specimen, playing a tough-talking cuckold whose bravado is only skin deep. He at least manages to evoke some sympathy whereas Carradine simply comes off looking like an arrogant twerp. Film buffs might also recognise Rainbeaux Smith in a frivolous minor role as one of the cheerleaders.

Vintage cars with enhanced mufflers, obscure mid-70's soundtrack, over-the-top food fights and a couple of genuine laughs (Mullins is caught leaving Ashley's house the morning after by her dad who invites him back inside for breakfast, and, the cheerleader auditions) liven proceedings, but the pace is terminal and the content lacking. Vaguely nostalgic, but essentially it's a show about nothing.

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