Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal (2008)

TV Movie  |  TV-PG  |   |  Biography, Drama, Sport  |  2 August 2008 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Carr (as Jenna Dewan)
Lisa Toledo (as Aimee Fortier)
Ashley (as Stephanie Honore)
Keith Flippen ...
Caroline McKinley ...
Cindy Harper (as Clarissa Catobianco)


Five high school cheerleaders, including the daughter of the school principal, run amok -- and teachers, parents and administrators allow them to get away with a wide range of scandalous behavior. Know as the "fab five," the girls disregard school rules, drink alcohol and post suggestive pictures on the Internet. But when the new cheerleading coach attempts to discipline them, her superiors ask her to resign. The real version of the events took place in McKinney, Texas, a Dallas suburb, and received national media attention in 2006. Written by memc@amazon.com

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This film is based on a true story that broke in 2006 with a group of cheerleaders from McKinney North High School near Plano, Texas. See more »


A car shown early has an Illinois license plate when the movie takes place in Texas. See more »


Coach Adam Reeve: [after Ashley is beaten up] Jesus, Ashley! Are you okay? Did somebody hit you?
Ashley: No. I just have a bad stomach cramp.
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"Pump, pump, pump it up/Pump that spirit, keep it up!"
3 August 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Relentlessly malicious mash-up of teen-clique melodrama and exploitation flick, featuring the usual barrage of lollipop-licking Lolitas and well-intentioned but ineffectual adults. New cheerleading coach at a Texas high school quickly learns she's just done a High V into the lion's den after five of the kids in her squad turn the tide against her. These girls, who throw mischievous looks at each other over their shoulders whenever they've been naughty, fight with their peer groups somewhat realistically, but also go after authority figures with such professional élan one might think this TV-movie was written by dirty politicians. Still, the rebellious teens-vs.-desperate teachers theme never quite blooms because the filmmakers are too intent on recycling babysitter/big sister/jailbait clichés. The formula may work here for about 30 minutes, but most viewers should be satisfied by then. Based on a true incident that sprung from a school in Dallas, Tatum O'Neal plays the principal--and mother to the ringleader of the girls--who welcomes the new coach without a word about the other sacrificial lambs who had previously held the position (O'Neal's pained expression becomes a running joke, and she seems to have no more authority over the rest of her duties as she does over this group). B-movies from the days of the drive-ins did this type of thing with a lot more humor. Here, the sneering and backbiting are meant to be the stuff of Herculean drama--Shakespeare with handsprings and herkies. It's barely enough to cover a couple of dull hours on a weeknight, and most of the grown-ups in the cast instantly appear to recognize this.

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