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Heartbreak High (1981)

The Kinky Coaches and the Pom Pom Pussycats (original title)
R | | Comedy | 28 August 1981 (USA)
Two long-time rival high school football coaches lead their respective teams into battle for the city football championship. However, before the opening kickoff, various students from each ... See full summary »

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Coach 'Bulldog' Malone
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Jack McGuire
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Coach Alan Arnoldi
Thom Haverstock ...
Richard Plitt
Terry Swiednicki ...
Pigger Peterson
Keith Brown ...
Doolie O'Toole
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Chris
Lisa Schwartz ...
Kim
Paul Backewich ...
Weasel Wexler
Kimberly McKeever ...
Gary Leonard
James Murchison ...
Roger Mandel
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Frank Blunt
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Jerry Holvak (as Matt Birman-Feldman)
Donann Cavin ...
Kathy Wilton
Jean Walker ...
Miss Reed
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Two long-time rival high school football coaches lead their respective teams into battle for the city football championship. However, before the opening kickoff, various students from each school try to do whatever it takes to throw the opposing team off of their game. Written by Tito-8

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When they play... everybody scores!

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Shot at Riverdale High School in Pierrefonds, Quebec. Crowd scenes used students from all the neighboring schools. See more »

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She Ain't Much But She's Company
Written by Richard Cooper
Performed by The Cooper Brothers
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Not that good, no
25 December 2007 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

There's a lot of football in this movie. Since I'm from Sweden I don't really understand American football. That might me one of the reasons why I didn't enjoy too much of this. And you have the ordinary crowd with some tough guys and some geeky guys. And the cheerleaders who of course look pretty. There are a couple of brief boob-shots during a strip poker game, if you think that nudity is a requirement in an 80's comedy. And the plot isn't too predictable, to be fair. But when you reach the end of the movie, you really don't care who wins or whatever happens. The type of humor you see in 80's movies often feels dated nowadays. This is no exception.


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