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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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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:
Referenced in Nun of That (2009)See more »

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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
The teenage dream of the '70s lives on..., 23 September 2003
Author: kingdaevid from Phoenix, Arizona, USA

...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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