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The Great American Girl Robbery (1979)

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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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)
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Betty
Debbie Doherty ...
Lucy
Alexis Swanigan ...
Louise
Janie Squire ...
Donna
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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

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


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September 1979 (USA)  »

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Bus 17 Is Missing  »

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Kristine DeBell had it stipulated in her contract that she wasn't going to do any nudity in this film. See more »

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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?


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