Err, the title is almost a summary itself. Based on the true story of a Texas mom who tries to hire a hitman (through her ex's brother) to kill either or both a cheerleader and her mother. With the intended victims out of the way, Wanda's daughter gets the chance to become a cheerleader. When the media get hold of the story, Wanda's trial turns into a media circus. Written by
She wanted to give her daughter the best shot at being a cheerleader... The things you do for your kids.
Did You Know?
Someone discusses possibility of an exploding baton, an in-joke reference to gag from director Michael Ritchie
's 1975 movie Smile
(1975). See more
Wanda's voice on tape describes Verna's vehicle as a "1995 Grand Marquis." The film takes place in 1991. See more
The truth is like iodine. It only helps if it hurts.
credits end with "Finally, no spiders or cheerleaders were killed in the making of this movie" See more
Don't Cry for Me Earl
Lyrics by Michael Ritchie
Music by Lucy Simon
Sung by Ellen Bernfeld
Arranged by John Miller See more