3.4/10
273
9 user 9 critic

The Great American Girl Robbery (1979)

A bus-load containing three cheer-leading teams from 3 different schools who are heading to compete against each other is hijacked by terrorists and the girls are kidnapped.

Director:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hot T-Shirts (1980)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

In order to avoid having to close his bar, the owner and some friends organize a wet-T-shirt competition. As they thought this attracts new people and certainly money.

Director: Chuck Vincent
Stars: Ray Holland, Glenn Mure, Stephanie Lawlor
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

The tale of the Aloha Cheerleaders' struggle against Lincoln high. High points include such events as the Aloha girls raiding a Lincoln classroom to get drugs, then putting aforementioned ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Lerner
Stars: Jerii Woods, Cheryl Smith, Helen Lang
Lifepod (1981)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The first interplanetary cruise ship malfunctions halfway to Jupiter, forcing most of the crew and passengers to abandon ship. A handful of people are trapped onboard.

Director: Bruce Bryant
Stars: Joe Penny, Kristine DeBell, Jordan Michals
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A group of cheerleaders from the local high school decide to show their school spirit for their football team by sleeping with the opponents the night before the game so that they can be so worn out the opposition won't be able to play.

Director: Paul Glickler
Stars: Stephanie Fondue, Denise Dillaway, Jovita Bush
Action | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

A mother and daughter who run a brothel for truckers fight back when the Mafia tries to take over their operation.

Director: Mark L. Lester
Stars: Claudia Jennings, Lieux Dressler, John Martino
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

When three best friends from college reunite for their 25th year reunion, revenge becomes the order of day.

Director: David DeCoteau
Stars: Kristine DeBell, Lisa London, Helene Udy
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

College assassination game turns deadly as someone starts playing for real.

Director: Nick Castle
Stars: Robert Carradine, Linda Hamilton, Kristine DeBell
Hot Chili (1985)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A group of American teenage boys goes south of the border to work for the summer at a Mexican resort. There they encounter many wacky guests and have zany adventures involving a German ... See full summary »

Director: William Sachs
Stars: Charles Schillaci, Allan Kayser, Joe Rubbo
Club Life (1986)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A young man from a small town goes to Hollywood to make his fortune. He gets hired as a bouncer at a disco club, but soon finds himself caught up in drugs, gangsters and eventually has to ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Thaddeus Vane
Stars: Tony Curtis, Dee Wallace, Michael Parks
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Stoke and his son Wyatt take their prize roosters to a cock fight, only to find deceit and cheating by a competitor has forced them to lose their winnings. On the way, Wyatt learns about ... See full summary »

Director: Brice Mack
Stars: Gene Bicknell, Vincent Van Patten, Ty Hardin
Flush (1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Odd comedy about strange and funny noises.

Director: Andrew J. Kuehn
Stars: William Callaway, William Bronder, Jeannie Linero
Darling Nikki (2017)
Drama

Nikki is a carefree, fun-loving girl, juggling the men in her life, in her quest for the ultimate love. She soon falls into a fantasy world where she is no longer able to distinguish her real life with her "secret" one.

Director: Gregory Hatanaka
Stars: Nicole D'Angelo, James Duval, Jamie Bernadette
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Debbie Williams
Jason Williams ...
Wayne Mathews
Anthony Lewis ...
George Henderson
Wally Ann Wharton ...
Lisa (as Ann Wharton)
Janet Blythe ...
Croughton
Deslyn Bernet ...
Anita
Lachelle Chamberlain ...
Terri (as Lachelle Price)
Leslie King ...
Sandy
Joan Wolff ...
Pam
Elizabeth Halsey ...
Susan
Marilyn Joi ...
LaSalle (as Tracy King)
...
Betty
Debbie Doherty ...
Lucy
Alexis Swanigan ...
Louise
Janie Squire ...
Donna
Edit

Storyline

A bus-load of cheerleaders is hijacked and held for a $2 million ransom. After several comic and arousing interactions, eventually the girls are forced by their captors to participate in a topless "beauty pageant" in which they must pose before their captor-"judges" in nothing but their underwear. Written by antigraviton

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Take them away for a weekend ... then try and let them go! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

September 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bus 17 Is Missing  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Jeff Werner's car was used for the climax of this film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Killing of America (1981) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Soft-core cheerleaders as good as it gets!
23 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Evidently, different people are looking for different things in a soft core comedy. Me, I just want to be playfully titillated, and this movie does it very well. How many times have we been disappointed when the cover artwork looked very juicy but the movie didn't deliver? This is one of the gems that makes me say, "Now that's what I'm talking' about!"

You have a bevy of cute, vibrant, teenage girls in colorful cheerleader uniforms, and one somewhat more mature woman who enriches the mix a bit. The acting is good; the girls are very animated with personality and attitude. The game of nudie peek-a-boo is well played, with teasing, finesse, and suspense around how much we are going to see and when. And then when the nudity comes, the girls are perky, succulent, and natural, with "a wiggle in the walk and a giggle in the talk" (as Big Bopper put it in "Chantilly Lace").

There is enough of an unpredictable story line to hold interest and clear the palette between nude scenes, and enough yada yada yada so you don't lose track if you get distracted by girl watching. To wit: A busload of cheerleaders from three different high schools is hijacked en route to a state competition and held for ransom. The girls are taunted sexually, and six of the cuties are goaded into a musical striptease contest. The other highlight is a tender, soapy bath administered to one of the girls by the more mature school nurse--Ooh!

Technically, the camera work is well done, with good composition and close-ups, and the dialog is clearly audible. It's easy to take these things for granted until you come across a poor movie with cluttered pictures, nudity only in fuzzy long shots, and muffled dialog. The music is fresh and lively (not bump-and-grind techno).

Also, I'm a big fan of Marilyn Joi. I've seen 9 of her movies, and this is definitely the best display her feminine charms, along with the other 14 cuties who make up the cast of cheerleaders. Have I sufficiently explained why this is one of my favorite soft-core collectables?


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Out on DVD Nov 24, 2009 With Interview by Kristine DeBell r41412-1
Did I see this? Zorro-3
x? jursamaj
If you're going to become a kidnapper... saino2001
DISAPPOINTING ENDING.... sirvan64
Discuss The Great American Girl Robbery (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?