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.



Watch Now

From $9.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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
Flush (1977)
    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
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 3.6/10 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
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

National beauties compete in a TV game show.

Director: Jason Williams
Stars: Barbara Ann Moore, Kathy Pasmore, Anastasia Rova
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A naive Texas beauty queen, seeking Hollywood stardom, quickly learns the realities of the business after attending an unethical modeling school.

Director: Robert Greenwald
Stars: Kim Basinger, Vivian Blaine, Fabian
Club Life (1986)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 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
Comedy | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Hillary Kramer, successful Perfume magnate awakes one morning to find that her accountant has robbed her blind and left for South America. Going through all of her remaining assets she ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Zieff
Stars: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Paul Sand
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

Four amorous cheerleaders set out to save their ailing college football team by huddling up on the beach with the rival team...and scoring.

Director: Alex E. Goitein
Stars: Lynn Hastings, Jamie Jensen, Elizabeth Loredan
Flesh Gordon (1974)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Emperor Wang (the Perverted) is leader of the planet Porno and sends his mighty "Sex Ray" towards Earth, turning everyone into sex-mad fiends. Only one man can save the Earth, football ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Benveniste, Howard Ziehm
Stars: Suzanne Fields, Jason Williams, Joseph Hudgins
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

June and her friends take over a service station formerly run by her uncle. They perform every trick in the book to attract the customers.

Director: Joel Bender
Stars: Kirsten Baker, Linda Lawrence, Sandy Johnson
    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


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


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


It'll grab you by the pom-poms! See more »


R | See all certifications »




Release Date:

September 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bus 17 Is Missing  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The actresses who participated in the beauty contest scene ad-libbed their own dialogue. Moreover, Janie Squire did the dance choreography for the beauty contest. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

One of the worst ever
8 April 2005 | by (Somerville, Mass) – See all my reviews

Outside of some gratuitous nudity, there is precious little to recommend this. This was made by some of the people involved with FLESH GORDON and ALICE IN WONDERLAND, the two mid 70's porno films. Both were released in a hard version and then re-cut and played for years in toned down R versions. CHEERLEADERS features Kristine Debell ( who played Alice ) and Jason Williams ( who played Flesh, and who co-wrote this disaster ), the only other cast member of note is Marilyn Joi. The movie veers wildly between dumb T & A and a ridiculous kidnapping plot, never finding any stable tone or providing any laughs or thrills. In fact, the plot is so ridiculous it's not even worth touching on. The acting is poor all around and the direction is laughable to non existent. Kristine should be the sole reason to watch this but the film fails miserably on this level as well. While top billed, she's barely in this, has very little to say or do, and never gets naked. A huge let down as Kristine was so beautiful back then. She was involved with producer Osco for several years following ALICE and perhaps that relationship allowed her to participate in a T & A film without showing any skin. She would go from this to MEATBALLS and onto bigger things, but her career never caught fire.

6 of 17 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
Discuss The Great American Girl Robbery (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: